I’m always looking for inspiration for new crafting and painting techniques, and the nail polish marbling trend is currently all over Pinterest, and I’ve been wanting to give it a try.
Welcome to the first 2018 monthly Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! So this month, I chose to try to create these marbled ring dishes inspired from one of my most favorite and colorful bloggers Color Made Happy from this Pin.
She has a great tutorial video on her site as well, I definitely suggest checking it out.
DIY Marbled Ring Dishes
Supplies (with my affiliate links):
I didn’t want to spend a lot on a project that may or may not work well for me (ya’ll know how it is) so I sourced my nail polish & Acetone polish remover from Dollar Tree
Uchida DecoColor Premium Chisel Tip Marker Gold <– I’m specific about this pen because it’s AWESOME as far as giving a vibrant and very metallic gold. It’s a great pen!
Disposable container or bowl you don’t mind messing up forever
To begin, add warm water to your bowl, and drop your polish into the water.
This makes a skin on the top of the water that will float and dry very quickly. You can use a toothpick to blend or manipulate your polish if you want. The original pin that inspired this has specific designs in it that she made, but I couldn’t perfect the technique, so I went with a more organic design.
Because I knew I was using cool and warm colors separately, I used two different bowls.
When the skin is formed on the top of the water, and you’re happy with the colors, you simply dip the bowl into the water making sure you get under the nail polish, and then you basically just scoop it up and onto the plate.
It will make really pretty designs, but it’ll be messy. I let my plates dry on wax paper overnight.
When the marbled plates have dried, you can clean off any spots you design you don’t like with a q-tip & 100% acetone polish remover.
Next, because I really liked how the original Pin had a gold accent, I outlined the edge of mine in Bronze sharpie for a base metallic color.
When it was dry, I traced back over it with the gold DecoColor pen I mentioned earlier.
Once they were completely dry, I sealed the entire design using Rustoleum clear spray sealer.
I think it’s great that mine look different from the original inspiration plates, but that each of us created pieces that are beautiful!
Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!