Water Marble Nail Art

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Introduction: Water Marble Nail Art

In this instructable, I'll be showing you how to do this amazing nail art. It looks really tricky, but it's simple once you know how to do it! Marble nail art doesn't take much: all you need is nail polish and water to do it. Keep reading and I'll show you how.

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Step 1: Equipment

For this nail art, you'll need:
A container filled with water (preferably bottled water)
Nail polish remover
Tissues
Sticky tape
Nail polishes of your choice
Base coat
Top coat
Tooth picks
Cotton swabs
Scissors
An old towel
**OPTIONAL** - fast-drying nail spray

Step 2:

Paint your nails with a clear base coat. Spray with fast-drying spray if you want.

Step 3:

Paint your nails with the white nail varnish. I recommend 2 coats.

Step 4:

Put sticky tape around your skin and cuticles. Be sure that the tape dosent touch the nail. If the tape is covering the nail, it will ruin the effect, because some parts will be white .

Step 5:

Add the nail varnish to the cup. Put some nail varnish on the brush. Hold it 1 cm above the centre of the waters edge.
Gently tap the handle of the brush until the varnish drips into the water. Add a second colour in the same way into true middle of fat colour. Carry on the pattern in this way.

Step 6:

Using a tooth pick, stir the clear water surrounding the circle of nail varnish. Thus will make the nail varnish ring expand. Make sure the toothpick DOES NOT TOUCH the nail varnish itself, only the clear water.

Step 7:

Place the toothpick on the water, from about the 3rd ring out. Drag the toothpick inwards, towards the centre of the nail varnish. Continue in this way in order to make a flower pattern.

Step 8:

Dip your finger on the water (where the nail varnish pattern is) at a 45 degree angle.

Step 9:

Keep your finger in the water, and use a clean toothpick to roll around the un-used nail varnish to pick it up. Then, take your finger out of the water. Be sure not to smudge the design whilst doing this.

Step 10:

Spray the nail with some quick-dry spray, or leave to dry. Carefully peel off the tape from your finger. Start with the piece that you put down last.

Step 11:

Dip a cotton bus in nail polish remover. Wipe u around your skin to remove any spilt nail varnish. Be carefull around the cuticle, so you don't take off any bail varnish from the actuall nail.

Step 12:

When the nail is dry, paint over it with a
clear top coat. Repeat on all other nails.

Step 13:

And you're done! Hope you found this instructable usefull!
Comment if you have any questions.

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70 Discussions

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MelanieP37
MelanieP37

3 years ago

Which works better? Thick or thin nail polish.

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2Dye4
2Dye4

Reply 2 months ago

Thin polish. If it is too thick it won't spread.

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uptoten
uptoten

Reply 3 years ago

thick I think

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uptoten
uptoten

Reply 3 years ago

thick I think

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jmorgan629
jmorgan629

5 years ago

Mine didn't turn out that great

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2Dye4
2Dye4

Reply 2 months ago

I think it turned out great

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MaritBenson
MaritBenson

Reply 3 years ago

Oh come ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! urs look wayyyyyy better then mine

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thundrepance
thundrepance

Reply 3 years ago

i think they look just fine! :^)

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Madeline Verdugo
Madeline Verdugo

Reply 4 years ago

I did mine this morning and they came out great!!!

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acontella
acontella

Reply 3 years ago

BEAUTIFUL! did you use China Glaze brand, or is that bottle just for the picture?

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jmorgan629
jmorgan629

Reply 5 years ago

I had lots of little water bubbles on my nails when I was done

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ReginaP24
ReginaP24

Question 2 years ago on Step 1

Does the water have to be a certain temperature?

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2Dye4
2Dye4

Answer 2 months ago

Room temp is best so that your polish doesn't dry too fast to work with.

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CassandraG29
CassandraG29

Question 1 year ago on Introduction

I tried this today and when I drop my polish in water it just fell to bottom? Does the water half to be warm.. And when I did get my 3 rings I tried to design with tooth pick and the whole thing came on to the pick

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2Dye4
2Dye4

Answer 2 months ago

The water should be room temperature. Water that is too cold or too warm will cause the polish to dry too fast. But in your case the water temp isn't the problem. The polish sinks to the bottom when you drop it from to high. Drop it from right above the water. You can even touch the drop while still on the brush to the top of the water and it will come off and spread.

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Chlover7
Chlover7

3 years ago

Does anyone know if this works with Zoya brand nail polish?

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MaritBenson
MaritBenson

Reply 3 years ago

it dosnt work with that but with sinful colors it works really well

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GraceB68
GraceB68

Reply 2 years ago

Thats great! Because I have Sinful Colors and I looove the colors!

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kallyfok
kallyfok

3 years ago

interesting design