Well I was just going to stamp over a gradient, but then I thought I would do something more creative. I wanted to try to create the look of marble, (which I have done once before on these nails).
I started with a base of white matte polish, over that I smeared some black watercolour paint with my finger. Just enough to take the whiteness away and make it grey and mottled. This sort of helps break it up and helps you imagine the grain of marble running through. Then I applied a few lines of black watercolour and watered it down so it flows across the nail. When it dries it creates the other little lines. It’s hard to explain! I might have to do a tutorial…argh! I’m crap at tutorials!!
I have been wanting to try the water droplet look, using the one stroke technique. So I added a few droplets, because they are delicate too!
This was fun!! I watched a couple of tutorials on you tube first and practised on paper until I had the look right. I sealed the watercolour in place with a matte top coat and painted the droplets in acrylic paint. I don’t know if this mani actually works on not, possibly the drops get lost in the marble. So I’ll have to do drops again, over a plain base I think.