I promised to do a post with some tips on water marbling so here it is!
Water marbling is a technique that uses regular water and nail polish. You can create marble like patterns from the spreading of the polish on the water's surface.
Items you'll need:
1. Water - I use regular slightly warm tap water. I have seen other tutorials use distilled water and bottled water but I have been able to do it with tap water. If the water is too cold, the polish will set too quickly. If it is too warm, the polish may not spread out.
2. A cup - I used an old shot glass. It's the perfect size for doing one finger at a time.
3. Newer polishes that are runny - older polishes that have become gloopy may not spread out when dropped into the water. Also, try not to use fast drying polishes because they will also set on the surface quickly.
4. A needle or a toothpick - a needle will give you more precise dragging patterns
5. Tape - applying tape around your finger and nail bed will help reduce the cleanup of excess polish on your finger
6. Paper towels - to absorb the excess water when you remove your finger from the water
7. Scissors - to cut the tape off your finger when you are finished
8. Nail polish remover and cotton buds for cleaning up the sides
Here are some pictures from the Instagram video tutorial I posted:
Drop one drop of colour at a time.