Warning! Danger, Will Robinson! I don't typically do a lot of tutorials, but I've had so many requests for a tutorial on the Poptastic Toothpick Marble I did yesterday that I couldn't refuse. Just be warned. Tutorials aren't my forté.
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So I've put together a quick photo tutorial for you. This one is similar to the one I did for Nail It Magazine but also different.
With that one, you just use 3 shades and drag the toothpick back and forth across the nail.
With this one, there are 6 shades, concentrated to one side of the nail and you only drag the toothpick in one direction.
Here's what I used - the Color Club Poptastic Summer 2014 Collection...
It looks a bit messy but as it dries it settles in nicely and then you top coat it (once it's fairly dry) and it's smooth! Well it's smooth if you don't get too much polish on like I did in the example.
EDITED TO ADD: I don't actually touch the brush to the polish below it. I sort of "hover" and let it flow. I think once I accidentally touched and I just wiped the brush off quickly on a paper towel.
That's my right hand in the last photo and it turned out better on that one than on my left. And I'm right-handed! Lots of times with nail art, I'll do my left hand and then on my right use the same base color and only do a matching accent nail. The exceptions are the toothpick marble and the gradient. Because those are so easy!
Have you tried this method yet?
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