Today I am sharing my Flower Marble Nails using a new technique – Blobbicure Dry Water Marble nails. This week we celebrated 66th Indian Republic Day. Using tri colors of our Indian Flag I have designed today’s flower marble nail art dedicating to our Nation.
Whenever I do water marble nails design, I really like the flower design we create in the water. Unfortunately we can not transfer entire circular floral water marble design on nails because it would not fit. I have seen various methods like needle drag and dry water marble or water marble without water nail designs as well. But I feel we can not achieve full circular floral design for nails as we can get with water marble nails technique. Recently, I was doing new nail art with Blobbicure technique and it struck me, why not try water marble nails design in this way. I experimented the idea and I am happy how pretty it turned out. I would like to share this as part of Crumpet’s tarts 31DC2015 day 30 theme- Something you have never tried before. Check out what other girls created with attached inlinks.
Sharing here step by step tutorial for Flower Marble nails using a new technique – Blobbicure Dry Water Marble Nails.
Maybelline Color Show – Tangerine Treat, Porcelain Party, Ladies Night and Mint Mojito
Seche Vite Top Coat
Other Tools –
Sandwich Bag, Needle, Tweezer, Nail art Brush.
1. Drop the first color on plastic bag. Since this will form the base we want it to spread well. So put the drop from 2-3 inch distance (height wise).
2-6. Put next colors drop by drop right in the middle of the first layer. With every next drop go on reducing height of drop. So distance for the next drops will be closer then first layer i.e. 1.5 inches, 1 inch and so on.
7-8. With the help of a needle create a floral design like we do in water marble nails.
9. Let the decal dry for 4-5 hours.
10. Apply base nail color on nails.
11. When the base is semi wet, apply the decal over nails.
12. Press decal from sides to fix on nails and give finishing.
I would like to share following tips and tricks that I learned during the process.
1. First and most important thing is to work on flat and stable surface.
If the surface is not flat, the drop tend to pull toward gravity and the circular shape spoils like shown in above image.
2. Make sure all subsequent drops fall right in the center of first drop which forms the base.
If any of the drops fall slightly aside, it pulls the design toward heavy side and we don’t achieve even circular design.
3. If the decal does not fit onto entire nails, fill up the sides of nails with base color using nail art brush.
Then apply top coat to even out design.
4. Polishes should not be too runny or too gloopy. Opaque crème polishes (one coater) work great. Too runny polish does not work very well as drops does not seat firm in layers. It tends to mix and blend.
As shown in this image this flower marble nails decal size is just 1cm diameter. I have never seen or created this small water marble nail design.
I liked suggestion by my friend Anita. So for time being I would like to call this flower marble nails technique as Blobbicure Dry Water Marble Nails. Because this flower marble nails design is created taking inspiration from various styles like- Blobbicure nail technique, needle drag nails technique, dry marble nails and water marble nails without water technique. If you are looking ways to do water marble nails without water, this technique can be helpful. You may also check out my other Tutorial on No mess, No waste water marble nails here.
I am not sure if I should call this a new technique! If its something new, what should we call it? Would love to hear technique name suggestions from you..
Update: I liked one of name suggestions on IG to call it – Flower Marble nails, so i have updated it likewise. 🙂
“Innovative/ creative ideas are generated Not when we ask Why or How but When we ask Why Not?!’ – Said by ..hmmm No one actually, I just made up 😉 ..haha
P.S.: If you have been wanting to try new nail art techniques but not getting enough motivation, join us in the #nailthattechnique challenge. Its a weekly challenge starting from Feb.1 where we will be doing nail art based on various nail art techniques. Following is prompt for February Month. You can post on IG, FB using #nailthattechnique. We might add in links for blogs too.
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