Water Marbling And Water Spots Nail Art Tutorials June 23, 2016

While earlier most girls were crazy about wearing different nail colors in trendy shades, the latest fad in the nail fashion world is nail art. With college going girls to young adults to more mature women, almost everyone is showing off their nail art in different styles and colors.

Water marbling is a technique in which nail polish drops are dropped into filtered water to create a particular pattern. This pattern is then transferred onto your nails. And the end result is a gorgeous example of nail art.

Marbled effect is of two types:

1. Dry marbling.
2. Water marbling.

Today we will discuss about Water marbling.

Water Marbling Nail Art Tutorial Using Dark Colors

Things You Will Need:
  • A glass of filtered water.
  • Two to three nail enamels (for this tutorial I am using Orly Lollipop as a base coat and Maybelline colorama black and
  • sexy nail paint for the water marbling effect. You can use any other similar product from a brand of your choice.)
  • Orangewood stick.
  • Cello tape
  • Acetone and some Q-tips
  • A topcoat and base coat of your choice
Stepwise Tutorial:

How to do Water Marbling: Read the following Nail Art Tutorial to know how you can easily create this gorgeous nail art at home

Step 1:

  • Before you start doing anything else, the first step is to prepare your nails
  • Apply a base coat and let it dry
  • Then apply a base color.
  • After your base color has properly dried up, tape your fingers as shown in the picture below:

Step 2:

  • Now take a glass of water
  • Make sure it is filled a little lower than the rim
  • Do this carefully, as is shown in the picture below.

Step 3:

  • Drop your nail polish drops alternately into the water
  • See the picture below carefully to see how it is done

Step 4:

  • Drag your orange wood stick with a light hand to create a pattern
  • Again, see the picture carefully
  • Make sure you do this with a light hand and do not exert too much pressure

Step 5:

  • Now dip your finger into the glass
  • Remove the excess product using the orange wood stick.

Step 6:

  • Now repeat the above steps for creating patterns on all of your fingers
  • Once you have worked on all of your fingers, you will get the following result. Even it is not exactly the same you should be getting something similar on your fingers.
  • It does look a bit messy in the beginning, but with patience and practice, you will soon be able to master this technique with ease.

Step 7:

  • Finally remove your cello tapes from all the fingers
  • Clean the remaining polish from your cuticles with the help of Q-tips
  • Make sure that you first dip these Q-tips in acetone.

Step 8:

  • Apply a layer of top coat on the nails
  • This will help seal in your new designs on the nails

Water Spotted Nail Art Tutorial

Things You Will Need:

I am using the following material to create this design:

  • Black nail polish. I am using Maybelline Colorama black
  • 2-3 neon nail polishes. Checkout Colorbar for their neon colors
  • White nail polish. OPI Alpine Snow
  • Tweezers
  • Orange Stick Cuticle Pusher
  • Few pieces of sponge
  • A cup of water
  • Sally Hansen’s top coat and base coat.
  • A bottle of perfume or deodorant or body mist – make sure it contains alcohol.
Stepwise Tutorial:

Step 1:

Start your nail art by preparing, cleaning and shaping your nails.

Step 2:

Once your nails are prepped, apply a good base coat. Now paint yours nail with OPI Alpine Snow and let the polish dry for a few minutes. Make sure you start applying it from the cuticle and towards the edge of your nail.

Step 3:

Once done drying, take a small piece of sponge (you can also hold it with a pair of tweezers) and apply your first neon color. nail paint on it.

Step 4:

Dab this sponge on your nails wherever you want and repeat these steps with different colors on all your nails – it will provide you multicolored neon nails. You can use any color. for this step, but make sure they are not from the same family.

Step 5:

Now take the cup of water and drop 5-6 drops of black nail polish from a low height, similar to the way you drop for water marbling. Before this, don’t forget to cover your finger with a cello tape or Vaseline around your nails for easy clean up later. I have applied a good amount of Vaseline.

Step 6:

Once done, spray some perfume in it. Remember, the size of the spots depends on the distance between your spray and your cup. If you will spray from far, you will get small spots and if you spray it from a very low height, you will get big spots.

Step 7:

Dip your nails in the water and pull away the excess by wrapping it around your orange stick, the same way as you do it for water marbling.

Step 8:

Quickly remove your finger from the water and lightly blow away any excess from the nails. Repeat all the steps on your other nails until you get the result as shown in the image below:

Step 9:

Use a cotton swab dipped in acetone to clean the color. off your fingers. Let dry, finish with top coat and you are done.

Are you loving this water spotted nail art as much as we are? Do share your views on it on our comments section below. Also, if you try this share your pictures with us here on the community.

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  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/chahna/ Chahna

    awesome work and your very talented ;) i tried it, but there’s only a little spot on the water. it doesn’t spread, what am I doing wrong? should I buy a better nail bottle for me i’ll try this again thanks for tutorial puja

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/pujamalhotra/ puja malhotra

      Thanks…..use filtered water or Bislari water for water marbling and play with some polishes to get the perfect polish for marbling….mayebelline colorama polishes worked great with this technique …:)

  • punam

    puja i have tried this but i had d same problem .. i hav tried it with ro water & my nail paint doesnt spread

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/pujamalhotra/ puja malhotra

      try using nail paint which have runny consistency….:)

  • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/nehamane/ Neha Mane

    I’m never going to be able to water marble in my life :(

    • http://www.stylecraze.com/members/pujamalhotra/ puja malhotra

      Why….give it a try its really fun…:)