Wednesday July 25, 2012 5:04 pm
How to paint ombre nails with plastic wrap marble
I love the ombre look and have done it several times. I saw the pin from Glitter, She Wrote with instructions on a plastic wrap marble look and since I already had an appointment today, I thought I would try this out. It is always hard for me to pick a color, but pink is my favorite so I decided to go with that for my base.
I started with two coats of pink and waited approximately 6 minutes for them to dry. Six minutes was not long enough, and I immediately smudged my nail trying to cut the plastic wrap. Luckily, I was going to add a messy color on top, so I didn't have to bother with fixing it, and you can't even see where that error was. Finally, a technique works even if you have smudges and dings!
I tore off a few strips of Glad Cling Wrap approximately two inches in length and cut them into strips. You don't want to reuse any of these plastic wrap squares--especially if you are doing the ombre nail--since you are actually pulling the polish off of the nail and don't want to combine the colors. I started with my pinky nail and used the lightest color of blue. I only add one coat of polish and immediately pulled off with the plastic wrap. I found you get a better result if you give it about 15 seconds to get a little bit tacky before removing, as less of the polish comes off.
As you go through this process, be sure you are painting and marbling just one nail at a time. If you try to paint all five at once, the polish will be a little too dry by the time you get to the last nail. Also, as you I got to the larger nail bed I received better results from blotting smaller areas of the nail rather than one large press. Just dab a little at each side in small blots--again, this removes less in one place and gives more of a marble appearance.
I love how my thumbs turned out using the darkest color. After I finished all ten nails I added a top coat and gave them a full ten minutes to dry. The top coat gave it an extra shine, and I really love the results! Next time I'm thinking of trying this with a neon pink base and black on top.
Have you tried this? Let us know what you think in the comments!
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