I’ve been pretty much avoiding water marbling like the plague lately. Not because I don’t like it. I LOVE the look! But cleanup can be a bit of a challenge and for my blog, I do take closeups! I have noticed a popular method for prepping messy manis such as water marbling and sponge gradients, using liquid latex type protectants. In the past, I’ve used school glue, tape (yuck) and petroleum jelly. All have their merits, but not enough to make me want to pursue these designs on a regular basis. I am not personally allergic to latex, so no problemo. But if you are, there are some online liquid rubber “type” protectants that are now latex-free! So, on with the tutorial and the finished project. Here is the collection I used for this mani.
Each photo explains the steps so I shall just dispense with each photo in succession.
So although there are a kazillion water marble techniques out there and a kazillion more tutorials, I wanted to share my experience with you. You know how it is. You watch a bunch of Youtube videos and read that many more blogs, then come up with what works best for you. The look of this one is subtle and using these muted shades, I think it has a certain antiquey European charm. Here is the finished project!
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