Looking for some subtle nail art for spring? How about trying a marble design? I’m not talking about water marble, I’m going for the rock!
I started by painting my nails a pale pinkish-gray color.
The color is Thrilling from Formula X.
Next, I used the alcohol ink technique to provide a wash of gray ripples throughout my base color. I colored a part of a plastic bag with my gray permanent ink marker (Sharpies or BiC Mark It pens are perfect for this) and then dipped a small brush into rubbing alcohol and mixed it with the marker ink applied to the plastic bag to make alcohol ink. I dabbed the mixture over my nails to my liking, creating a smoky effect.
Rubbing alcohol and a Stone Grey BiC Mark It pen were used to create the wash of grey color on my nails.
I could have easily freehanded the veins in the marble, but I went the stamping route for this one.
BPX-L020 from Born Pretty Store was my plate of choice for this manicure.
Using the pattern from the bottom row, far right side, I transferred the design to my nails with b.m.c. nail lacquer in iced silver.
The finished veined marble look.
I love how simple this design is, and it is the perfect color for spring. I think this also works great for the working professional because the pattern is so subtle, and the neutral color is non-offensive and goes with everything.
Hope you enjoyed this one! Happy polishing!