Water Marble Wednesday: Woodgrain

Painted Fingertips | Woodgrain Water Marble

Hi everyone!

It’s Water Marble Wednesday and today I have created woodgrain on my nails! I’ve had this idea in my head ever since I did this vertical stripe water marble and it reminded me of woodgrain (even though it was blue). I’d been putting off trying it in brown as I have a whole two brown polishes and I figured there wasn’t much chance that they would happen to marble well. I eventually decided I may as well just try them in the water and to my surprise, both polishes marbled perfectly! Painted Fingertips | Woodgrain Water MarbleOnce I saw them spreading over the water I knew I had to try my woodgrain water marble right away. I started off with a base of Essence Mister Rusty on all my nails, and then marbled with Mister Rusty and NYX Matte Chocolate. Painted Fingertips | Woodgrain Water Marble

I made vertical stripes again for this marble to create the woodgrain look. This was the perfect way to create a woodgrain look, because the uneven lines of the marble naturally made it look like uneven woodgrain lines. The only thing that might have made it better was if there were some knots in the wood. Painted Fingertips | Woodgrain Water Marble

I was so pleasantly surprised by how well these polishes marbled, and it reminded me that I should always try new polishes when I marble – you never know what might work!

Just for fun, I decided to add in a picture of what your gorgeous varnished woodgrain table might look like after several years of good hard use! Painted Fingertips | Woodgrain Water Marble

I had some serious tip wear on my marble after a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, so I decided to just go with it, add a matte top coat, and call it worn out woodgrain!

What do you think of this water marble?