Marble nail art

Marble Nail Art is a very grateful technique of decorating nails. Your nails can very quickly look attractive and fantastic. A disadvantage of this technique is that it requires a lot of accessories that can be used only one time.

From the tools, you will need:
• a plastic cup with water
• ear sticks,
• toothpicks
• tape
• nail polish
• nail polish remover

My advice is that you not use glass cups because the nail polish can stick to the wall of the glass, and you will after have to delete the glass with acetone. If you are planning to try out this technique, it is important to know that paints of different manufacturers have a different chemical composition and density. Some manufacturers’ nail polish will form a film, and some will not. Also, dripping paint of different manufacturers may result that some drops do not form membrane but decaying in the water, dragging the other, already formed layers of nail polish. To avoid this happening, use a single manufacturer.

Step 1:
Shape the nails and glue the tape around the nails. As neatly you stick tape around the nail, the less time will take for the final phase (removing excess varnish with skin). Select a combination of nail polish you want to apply to your nails. I advise you to choose colors that are in contrast (warm and cool colors make a good combination). The more different colors, the more beautiful patterns will be. This is a technique where “less is more” does not apply. The more contrasting color you use, your pattern will look vivid and striking.

Step 2:
Pour one to two drops of paint in the cup with water. Then, alternately drip different varnishes making concentric circles. Every drop should make a concentric circle that develops the membrane on the water surface. to make the drops form a wider circle, simply shake the cup. If your nail does not form a membrane on the water surface, it means that nail polish is too old or thick or of hydrophobic composition. In the first case, you can add a little thinner and really shake the bottle with mild or warm water. Paints that do not form a membrane on the water surface cannot be used in this technique.

Step 3:
Once we got concentric circles, it is necessary to strengthen the membrane. Simply draw a toothpick around the outer layer of membrane, which is by now dried up and allow easy maneuvering, and attach it to the wall of the cup. Now the nail polish membrane does not move and it is much easier to design and create forms. Also, if your circles were extremely small, this method will spread them further.

Step 4:
With a toothpick start forming the outer circle and gently pull toward the center. Previously check with a gentle pressure toothpick if the surface of the membrane whether the external circle is still wet. If yes, continue with the pulling around the water. In case that the area of a circle is dry, move on to one layer closer to the center, and so on until you find a part of the coated surface that has not yet dried. Repeat several times, until you get the shape of the petals
This technique is very difficult for beginners. It takes a little practice to get accustomed to the whole procedure. After a few attempts you will see that it is possible to very easily and quickly get patterns.

Step 5:
Lightly dip the toe in the water so that the nail is almost parallel to the surface of the water. Gently push the membrane with your finger, bearing the membrane does not yet stick to your finger. The aim is that the nail does not come in contact with the membrane on the water surface in order to avoid an additional bonding of lacquer to a nail and a potential loss of work.

Step 6:
While the nail is in the water, take an ear stick and gently pick up the coat of varnish from the surface of the water. If the membrane is still wet, you can blow into it to dry as soon as possible. Once you have picked up all of the paint on the surface of the water, gently turn the nail so that it gets out of the cup facing up. If the nail surface is facing down (towards the bottom of the glass) it can come to that that water withdrawals pattern or smeared it on the nail, where you will lose a nice color contrast. Remove the tape that is around you nails and use a clear coat as a finishing touch.

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