/ black polish
/ clear top coat
/ white polish + thin brush
/ or nail art pen
And the marble madness continues.
I can not quite get over this material just yet. Like wood, stone comes from nature and every piece has a unique yet similar pattern. Although it is literally everywhere it’s very hard to get sick of, just like it’s very hard to get sick of wood or concrete as materials which are also literally all around us every day.
This black marble pattern is much easier and less time consuming to do than the white Carrara marble I did exactly a year ago. The depth in the white version needs to be created with different shades of grey. With the black variant on the other hand, this depth is automatically achieved because the coverage of the white on top of the black isn’t always even, resulting in a very realistic marble pattern. So for this one; fewer steps, no need for a sturdy hand and mistakes are almost impossible to make.
1/ Apply a coat of black nail polish to your nails.
2/ With a fine brush or a nail art pen draw lines and cracks, slightly wiggling your brush when doing so. It helps to look at images of black marble to have references for the shapes of the veins.
3/ Right after you’ve drawn on the marble, apply a layer of clear top coat in the same direction of the veins. Do it while the white nail polish is still wet, this way it will slightly fade, blend in and give the marble pattern a very realistic look.