Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dry Marble on Parchment

Today I tried a DRY marble using China Glaze White Out and Poinsettia.
I used the technique with parchment paper and let the designs I made dry over night. After they are 100% dry, they will peel right off the parchment! How cool is that?! I also think it is less messy than the water technique. Also, this means you can use GLITTERS!!

This is after they were dried/trimmed and I peeled them off the parchment:

Some of what isn't pictured is my usual prep, and one coat of China Glaze White Out.
 I applied the one coat of CG WO AFTER measuring out a piece of a strip so it would be still a lil tacky to bond with the strip. Basically they go on just like the real nail polish strips.


I did one at a time, just to get the hang of it because this was my FIRST time to dry marble.

After a lot of clean up, eh, not too bad!
I didn't take too much time with the design, just did a typical horizontal/vertical line pattern.
Do wait a while to add your top coat because it did drag a bit, I figured that was from the base coats softening it up a bit.

Or it may have just been my fault lol 
who knows?! 

I did one coat of INM Out the Door then one coat of Seche Vite.


Here's a shot of both hands...

Overall this technique is better. Can't beat pretty-much-already-dried polish!

Til next time...


  1. I love the way that these turned out. I am going to try it out...

  2. Awesome!! If you've tried it the other way on water, I think you'll find this is a lot easier!

  3. Love the pattern and must give this technique a try :)

  4. Thank you all!! I think there are probably better tutorials out there to give you a better idea of what exactly is going on. I just saw how to put the polish on the parchment and kinda picked up the one coat to bond thing on my own. So I don't really know if there are better tutorials, I just assume there is!

  5. I'd like to try this in black & white next time! ZEBRA STYLE!!!

  6. I love it!!! I think I'll try it. But knowing my cats, they'll jump up on the table and get polish everywhere!!!!