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Discussion in 'Nail' started by Nailboutique, Jan 3, 2012.
Has anyone here try doing water marbling with gel polish?
If so, pls advise.
Since gel does not "set" until cured--there is no need for water. Just lay down a thin layer of clear gel on the nail then lay down dots or strips of the colors you want to use and then swirl with a dotting tool or toothpick til you like what you see and cure.
I literally apply my first coat of colour gel in the normal way & cure. I then apply the 2nd coat & before it is cured I drop white (or what ever colour I wish to marble with) and swirl it with a dotting tool in the area I want my design - (cocktail stick will do the same job).
Once Im happy with my marble effect I cure then just finish using my choice of finishing gel
I do the same as above, first coat of shellac - cure - second coat quite thick - dot on different colours, or one colour, i normally use two/three and swirl in three segments using a pin ....
To make it more watery marble...i just apply smaller dots and swirl more...or more randomly than figures of 8 etc...
Just practice and youll find what works!
I have seen it on a vid fron you tube somebody posted it on here about a month ago and I think that nail harmony do it in there gelish design class. I love water marbling and when i saw the vid I didn't think that gelish would spread in the water as well as it did. But it seemed like a waste of product I would be inclined to put four fingers at a time in the bowl. I would also be worried about over exposure to product. I would love to try it but havn't gotten around to it yet. Water marbling has a different effect to dropping polish onto the nail then swirling with a dotting toolxx
These look lovely..will definitely be trying these x
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Could you do this using shellac?
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Thank you all for the advise, I can't wait to try it.
My pic is all shellac.
Jo- i know water marbling is different but i wouldnt do it with shellac and water as i read on here it simply doesnt work. Dotting colour in to a thick coat of colour and swirling with a pin, is a good substitute I think xx
And it's less messy too lol.xx
Remember, uncured gel is classed as allergenic. Do you really want to start building up a sensitivity to the product by getting it on the skin regularly? That is why the right lamp is so important so there is a complete cure.
As someone has already said, it doesn't set until its cured so do your designs on the nail with a brush or a marbelling tool
Your nails are absolutely beautiful....stunning! I'll be trying these on my mum on Saturday, haha xx
Your nail pictures are gorgeous. I think i'll be inviting my mum and sister round at the weekend for a tester session!
So trying this!!! thanks for the advice girls especially my personal gelish fairy CC!!
Just to help I have drawn a wee squiggle to show you how I split up the nail for doing it. I use a pin (very lightly, held vertically but be careful) to swirl. I sort or visualise the nail split in three sections and either swirl or do figure of 8 ive drawn a doodle so you can see below.
Do your first colour coat of shellac, cure, second colour coat do a bit thicker than usual but not so thick that it wrinkles and doesnt cure properly - dot in your colours, one colour at a time, i tend to keep the dots symmetrical - i do my brightest colour first and biggest dots using a dotting tool/cocktail stick - anything u have for dotting - then lightest then finish with the darker - you can overlap the dots too, then take the pin and swirl .....
Its Trial and error
Have fun xx
Would help if i attached my very artistic doodles!! Haha ;-)
awesome thanks <3
so having a go with this tonite!! thanku
These designs are really beautiful! Did you make the gold glitter by mixing glitter with top coat? Going to have a go! X