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Plastic Bag Marbling
If water marbling is not your thing, try the plastic bag marbling technique. Color choices for this look are inspired by the solar quartz with its iridescent whites and blues.

Posted by Lacquered Lawyer from Folsom, California, United States • Published See Lacquered Lawyer's 68 projects »
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  • How to paint a marbled nail. Mystic Marble Mash - Step 1
    Step 1

    Apply an iridescent white base color. Tokyo Pearl by Sinful Colors is a pearlescent white, which works best for the gemstone look of this nail.

  • How to paint a marbled nail. Mystic Marble Mash - Step 2
    Step 2

    Apply a thick coat of Tokyo Pearl, then dot a mix of white glitter polishes, blue polish, and gold polish.

  • How to paint a marbled nail. Mystic Marble Mash - Step 3
    Step 3

    Smoosh the polish with the plastic bag.

  • How to paint a marbled nail. Mystic Marble Mash - Step 4
    Step 4

    Carefully lift the plastic. You may need to blot the plastic again to get the desired effect.

  • How to paint a marbled nail. Mystic Marble Mash - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add a gold ring to the base of each nail and add a pearl to the center.

  • Step 6

    Seal everything on with top coat.

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Kay Bay
Kay Bay · London, GB · 28 projects
So clever to do the marble like that, I can never work out how to do the cup thing. Will defo be using this technique in future!
Lacquered Lawyer
Lacquered Lawyer · Folsom, California, US · 84 projects
Thanks! It is super easy. You can't get the same look as water marbling, but I like this smudged look too.
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