This design was originally created in honour of Earth Day, but since I’m catching up with blog posts, it makes sense to post it now for World Environment Day which is this weekend.
It was also a challenge for Watermarble Practice Wednesday, which has helped me so much in getting on top of this technique. Is there a practice day for one stroke? I really need that!Well, I say it helped me. This design might look pretty good now but in the process I knocked over a cup of nail polish and water which went everywhere. Oops.
Polishes and tools
OPI Push and Shove, Indigo Motif and Turquoise Aesthetic
Creative Shop stamping plate 01
Rainbow Connection Zap
Pure Color Watermarble tool
I started with a base of Push and Shove, which is a silver polish with a bright mirror shine. It can end up a little streaky, and is best applied with as few strokes of the brush as possible.After that I applied Zap all around my nails up to my knuckle and started marbling with the two colours. I was creating the design on all ten nails, so I was dipping two or three nails at a time. I made a big enough bullseye to do this and dragged the point of the watermarble tool to make a zig zag design.
After a layer of top coat, I used the green foil polish to stamp a leafy design over the top. I tried to rotate the image and stamp at different angles so each nail looked slightly different.
World Environment Day Watermarble
Despite the mess I made, I really like how the colours and design turned out. It’s really bright and metallic because of the silver base.
The overlapping designs really demonstrate water and plants in the way I wanted them to. In trying to change the stamping design I ended up with a few stray lines from a neighbouring design on the plate, which is a shame.
How are you planning to mark World Environment Day?