I’ve been curious for a while as to how a true marble look is achieved. Because sponging just doesn’t cut it. And water marble…let’s not even go there.
Welcome to the dry marble.
Oh yes, it’s a thing. A damn good thing, if you ask me. All it requires is a sandwich bag. You know, those thick ziplock ones?
Of course, you start with a base coat. I’m not sure if the dark or light colour is best, but I used the blue here. Place random blobs of nail polish in a rough nail shape on the plastic – thick enough that they’re blobby, but not too much or you’ll just get a mess that takes eons to dry. Gently place it onto the nail, and smoosh.
Slowly peel back…and voila!
There’s a delightful mess of excess nail polish to clean up around the nails, but it is SO worth it.
I just <3 how this turned out. It’s probably one of the first times an experimental nail art look has worked first time. Huzzah!
And with the wood in the background…it really brings out the colours, you know?
Posted on August 17, 2014, in DIY Marbling, Short, Simple and tagged blue, DIY marble, dry marble, easy, Elephant Jade, marble, Mish's Nail Art, nail art, nail art blog, quick, short, simple, yellow. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.