After the very positive response to the newsprint nails I featured I few months ago, I've been on the lookout for something else artsy that clumsy old me could try and give you guys a step-by-step guide to and, I think I've found it. Nail marbling has been floating around on YouTube for awhile now and, having watched countless videos in awe, I've lumped together a few of the different tips to come up with what I think is an easy tutorial to marble nails!
What You Need
|Carefully clip the tape surrounding the nail and peel away. Use a cotton bud and nail polish remover to clean up any escapee nail polish from your skin and finish with a top coat. Repeat steps 2-5 for the remainder of your nails!|
Test polishes in water prior to beginning. Some polishes don't spread as easily in the water as others so you may need alternative options.
When using dark shades, especially black, hold the nail polish brush close to the surface of the water so only a tiny drop enters and spreads in your design. Otherwise, a big drop of a dark colour will take over your entire marbled design.
In step 4, be sure to immerse your nails through the nail polish film in one swift movement. If not, the polish risks breaking and separating meaning that the nails won't be adequately marbled.
Use very pigmented and vibrant colours for best results. I only have these three shades in my dads with me so I was limited in choice but, for future marbling experiments, I'll be using some better colours.
Don't expect your nails to be identical. They won't be!
Great YouTube Tutorials
Will you be trying nail marbling?