How Water Marble Nail Art Is Done

Water Marble Nail Art Is Very Popular!


Marbling nails have become very popular because it is a technique that can be performed on either long or short nails. This is a fun and creative way of designing your nails which will be explained as you go along reading so simply follow this tutorial to discover how to design some incredible nail art!.

What you need to do water marble nail art:

    Assorted nail polishes colors

 You will be starting with a very opaque or clear under base, this is the best color to choose for your base coat. Also about two to three creamy colors to do the water marbling.

So for example, if you desire to do a spring or summer marbled water nail art manicure, you can make use of the more creamy pastel colors. Whereas in the fall season, a blend of some rust and dark green colors will look lovely on your fingernails. Just be creative!

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A bowl of water room temperature this is very important. If it’s too warm or too cold, the polishes won’t spread out when they drop into the water.

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Cotton swabs or Q-tips

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Cuticle oils or
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Scotch tape

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Cocktail Sticks or

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  Needle

 

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    You can even use a pin

 

Also, some nail polish remover to tidy up if needed or to remove the water marble nail art design that you created if your desired outcome was not achieved.

We know marbled water technique may sound more complicated than it is, but even nail art beginners can create some pretty nice and unique designs with a little patience. Let us continue!

Easy Water Marble Nail Art Step by Step

Step 1:

Polish your nails with one or two coats of the opaque or a clear base coat polish.

Step 2:

Make sure your bowl of water is at room temperature. If you choose to, you can also fill the bowl with water and leave it to sit for a while before creating your marbled design. Or test the water coming from the tap and adjust it to room temperature yourself using a thermometer.

Step 3:

Preparing your fingers for the process. Since you’ll have to get your fingers dipped into the polish on the surface of the water, you’ll no doubt get polish stains all over your fingers, especially on the skin just beside the nail bed.

To make clean up easier, you can do one of two things.

    1. Cut out a small piece of Scotch tape and apply it to your fingernail, put it under and around the perimeter of your nails. Try to get as much skin covered on your fingers with the tape as possible. After completing the marbling you will be able to remove the tape.

 

  1. If you’re not using the scotch tape you can apply a generous amount of cuticle oil around your fingers, being careful not to get any on the nail itself. After you pull your finger out of the water, simply use a Q-tip or cotton swab and some nail polish remover to clean up the leftover polish on your skin. The cuticle oil helps by making it easier to remove the left over nail polish.

Step 4:

Have all of the polishes lids loosened and lined up in the order you would like to drop them into the water, make sure to put them within easy reach to work as quick as possible. Next in the order of your choosing one after another, draw a loaded brush of nail polish from the bottle.

Holding it close to the surface of the water, gently allow a bead of polish to drip onto the surface. As the color begins to disperse, select your next color and drop the next bead making sure to try to aim for the center of the first layer.

 As you continue dropping beads of polish, they’ll form rings around the surface of the water. It looks really beautiful!

Step 5:

Once you have about seven (7) to eight (8) rings of colors, take the pointed end of the cocktail stick, pin or needle. You can even try with a straightened paper clip, and gently pull through the colored surface until you have made pattern. The outer circle tends to dry quickly so it wise to try to avoid it!.

Step 6:

Put your finger over the center of the polish design and carefully push your nail into the water marbled pattern. With your finger in the water but not touching the bottom proceed to next step.

Step 7:

Using the cocktail stick, remove the remaining excess polish from the surface of the water and take your finger out of the water.

Step 8:

After removing your finger from the water, remove the scotch tape from around your fingernail. If using the cuticle oil process remove the excess polish from around your nail with the q-tips and nail polish remover if needed.

Leave the nail polish to dry and relish in your water marble nail art design!

Step 9:

Repeat this process on your remaining nails. You can take a different approach and only marble the accent fingernails like your ring finger or thumbnails.

Step 10:

Add a clear top coat to seal your design and you’re all done!

 

It has been a pleasure having your undivided attention throughout this guide. If you are still unsure as to how to create a water marble nail art design of your own. We have put a tutorial video, done by Jin Li below for further reference

Water Marble Nail Art Step By Step tutorial

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