Dry marble nail art with a nail art brush

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I have tried dry marbles before. Usually with a toothpick or needle to drag through the wet polish. But I am a bit too heavy handed and I am never happy with the results. So I decided to try one using a nail art brush. I was going to do more of an overall swirl, but after dragging the brush through once, I decided I kind of liked it that way.

I started with a base coat of OPI "Do You Have This Color in Stock-holm." I applied the second coat rather thickly and then I had to move quickly. While that was still wet, I added dots of "Can't Afjord Not To" and "Suzi Has a Swede Tooth." These OPI polishes are all from the new Nordic Collection. I would be remiss if I didn't tell you that there is a giveaway for the entire collection and all the swatches can be seen there as well. 

Dry marble nail art.
OK, back to the nail art at hand... Still moving at a fast pace, I used a striping brush that I have snipped most of the bristles off. I ran the brush through the middle of each dot and finished by adding "swooshes" of colors next to it. I am going to have to try this one again. I like the color contrast. And if I used reds, pinks and whites it would be perfect for Valentine's Day.

Because the coat of purple polish was thick and I added the dots when it was still wet, it took a while to dry. I waited patiently until I was confident that it was dry enough to add a top coat of Seche Vite.

While I was going for another look, I am quite happy with this "accidental" look.

These polishes were purchased by me. 


  1. Ohh I love this!! I love the colours especially, but the design just looks so sweet and yummy!!

  2. I'll have to try this technique with a nail art brush now. I am also a little heavy handed when I've tried in the past. No matter how long I wait for my base coat to dry I always end up making gauges.

  3. Great technique! it results in a wonderful effect!

  4. This looks amazing! I have to try it!


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