I like to start off by painting a base coat of the lightest colour, in case any spots are missed while marbling. Then I coat my fingers, except the nail in Vaseline for easy cleanup.
Using a Dixie cup (i ran out and used a pot I made) filled with cold water (filtered is best), I let alternating colour drops of nail polish fall into the water creating rings.
Then using a tooth pick I swirl the polish into a pattern that I like.
Next you dip your finger into spot that I think will make the best design and pull out with the nail facing up, pulling the polish onto the nail. This is what creates the marble effect.
Clean up is easy, since my fingers were Vaselined,
|DS Coronation, Alpine Snow, High Roller|
Here is the final product, I'm pretty happy with the results!! I like symmetry so I wish I could get every finger the same, but that is never going to happen.