• Irene Vanadis

Watermarble Butterfly Nail Design




Hi guys!

For this wonderful water marble butterfly design Lou used:

  1. UNT peel off base coat

  2. Pretty Serious Polishes from 'Pet Names' collection for water marble

  3. Mitty. "Shattered Rainbow" holo flakies Use code URBANNAILART for 10% discount at www.mitty.com.au

  4. Moyra Animalistic stamping plate

  5. Painted Polish 'Midnight Mischief' for stamping

  6. Lina Nail Art Supplies Fearless stamping top coat

  7. Pueen Cosmetics latex tape liquid peel off & cuticle guard


Basic step by step instructions:

  1. Apply a base coat and let it dry completely. Lou used UNT peel off base coat.

  2. Apply white nail polish as a base to make colours of watermarble opaque.

  3. Protect your skin with latex tape. As usual Pueen Cosmetics liquid peel off & cuticle guard was used.

  4. Pour room temperature water into a cup. Turn off all the climate-control devices as they will dry nail polish on the surface of the water very fast and won't let the polish spread.

  5. Drop nail polishes of your choice into the water one after another untill you get the bull's eye effect. Lou used polishes from "Pet Names" collection by Pretty Serious.

  6. Using a watermarking tool carefully draw the design wiping off your tool after each swipe.

  7. Dip your finger into the cup and remove excess polish off of the surface of the water using water marbling tool or a cotton bud.

  8. After cleaning up around your nails, apply your topcoat and let it dry until it's still just a bit tacky. Lou used Lina Nail Art Supplies Fearless Stamping top coat

  9. Apply holo flakies. Lou used Mitty. 'Shattered Rainbow'.

  10. Once again, protect your skin with latex tape before stamping.

  11. Find an image of a butterfly on a stamping plate and apply stamping polish onto it. For this stamp Lou used one of the images from Moyra Animalistic plate and Painted Polish "Midnight Mischief" nail polish to stamp with.

  12. Use the scraper angled at approximately 45 degrees to remove any excess polish off of the image.

  13. With a rolling motion, apply the image onto your nail. For a reverse version of the butterfly, apply a layer of top coat over the image on the stamper and let it dry. Lou used Lina Nail Art Supplies Fearless Stamping top coat. Put another layer of top coat on your nail. Gently remove the image from the stamper and apply it onto the nail as a decal. Spread the image with a silicone tool and remove excess of it.

  14. Seal your design by applying a layer of top coat.


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