Watermarble using the Decals Technique

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Another watermarble!! I know, I know, I did one just a week or so ago! I’m crazy and wanted to do another one. I figure the only way to get awesome at them is to do them over and over again. Just like with stamping, things like this take practice! So for today’s watermarble practice, I used three Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Polishes: Petal Pusher, Mint Sprint, and Plummet. I used the decal technique which I described in my post earlier this month. And of course, at the end, I put some China Glaze Fairy Dust on top!


If you’ve been struggling with watermarbling, I recommend reading my how to make watermarble decals post. It totally changed my watermarbling desires! I hated it before, but now I’m kinda enjoying it. I need to practice the making of the design in the cup part, but otherwise, it’s easy and breezy!


One of the keys of watermarbling is having room temperature water. If it’s too cold, then the polish acts like a crazy person.


A lot of polishes are good for WM’s. You’ll want to look for polishes that are nearly one-coaters with a traditional mani. Since you can’t really layer it to make it opaque, you want coverage in one coat. If you’re going to use polishes that are more sheer, you can start with a white base coat before applying the decals. That will help the colors pop.


How to Make Watermarble Decals

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Today I’m going to show you how I make watermarble decals! After I accidentally discovered this method, I vowed to never dunk my finger in water again! My watermarbles aren’t perfect, but they are a far cry better than what they used to look like and on top of that, clean up us a lot easier!

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Halloween Watermarble Decals

I first discovered the watermarble decals technique on accident in this post. I know I’m not the first to ever do this, but I did discover it on accident on my own! I decided to try again. While the results aren’t perfect, I feel like I’m getting better and better. Plus, cleanup is slightly easier than a traditional watermarble! There still is some, but you don’t get polish all over your fingers like you do when you stick your finger in the water (with or without tape!).

I used Sally Hansen Night Fright and Sally Hansen Pumpkin Queen, both of which are from their Limited Edition Costumize Your Nails Halloween collection. I hope they make the black part of their regular collection because the Insta-Dri line really needs a black (and white!) as a regular offering!



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