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Inspired by the nails at Gretchen Jones a/w 12
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  • How to paint a marbled nail. Turquoise Stone Nails! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get your nail polish. I used a sky blue color with a pale green. I didn't feel like buying a turquoise polish so i tried to make my own :) The green isn't necessary, just blue would be fine. Oh and the sharpie will be used later!

  • How to paint a marbled nail. Turquoise Stone Nails! - Step 2
    Step 2

    I put a dab of green and the rest blue, and with the blue nail polish brush I blended it together.I put another coat of blue after this. I some of my nails with green and blue and some with just blue.

  • How to paint a marbled nail. Turquoise Stone Nails! - Step 3
    Step 3

    That's them all painted! You can see some nails are greenish and some aren't. That nail polish isn't that good, it's a bit streaky, but it won't be noticeable when you draw the pattern on! Wait for your nails to dry.

  • How to paint a marbled nail. Turquoise Stone Nails! - Step 4
    Step 4

    I took this picture after I had drawn on them. Oops. So that is the sharpie I used because I did't have the ultra fine tip, so just don't press too hard when you're making the lines. I'm sure the super fine point sharpie would work better, but this one works too!

  • How to paint a marbled nail. Turquoise Stone Nails! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Look at some pictures of turquoise for inspiration for the pattern!

    I got this image from <a href="http://www.1st-amethystjewelry.blogspot.com/2010/03/turquoise-jewelry.html">here</a>

  • How to paint a marbled nail. Turquoise Stone Nails! - Step 6
    Step 6

    But if that's not enough, what you're doing is just drawing squiggly lines connecting to each other. You can make them more circle-y, but that is just an example! Fill in some black at the bottom, or the top. P.S. do a better job than i did.

  • How to paint a marbled nail. Turquoise Stone Nails! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Put the clear coat and then you're all done! The marker might streak a little when you put the top coat, but it won't be very obvious or look bad. You could blow on them to make sure the marker is dry or try not to do too many strokes with the clear polish. The sharpie also won't "bleed" at the edges, the top coat prevents that! (: Enjoy your nail fabulousness!

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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom · 61 projects

cool idea

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Jess C.
Jess C. · 1 project

Hmm I left a comment but it's not posted.

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Jess C.
Jess C. · 1 project

Actually I did try the black crackle! It doesn't work because then it would look like black with blue outline, now if you had turquoise crackle OVER black, that would totally work. Maybe I should post a pic of that.. But I don't have turquoise crackle, so i improvised :)

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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · Middle of Nowhere, Kentucky, United States · 119 projects

Thats pretty cool, i wouldve never thought of turqouise stone nails.

You could probably achieve almmost the same thing with that black crackle nailpolish too tho. :)

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