While I waited for that to dry I grabbed my tools for water marbling: a dixie cup filled with room temperature distilled water, an orange stick for drawing my design, a q-tip for cleaning the surface of the water, tape to make clean up easier, and a paper towel to wipe off my orange stick along the way.
You can make your bulls-eye any way you want, but the way I did it was red, green, red, green, red, gold, red, and lastly green. I really wanted the red and green to be most prominent. Also, I was using a gold glitter polish, so the white shows through adding to the candy cane effect while still giving it a little glitter shimmer!
Then I drew a quick stripey pattern by going up and then down from the center. Then I went from side to side starting each line at the opposite side of the cup. For wider stripes, leave more room between them. For thinner stripes, make your lines slightly closer together and just barely running into the last one as you reach the other side of the cup. Then just dip your taped up finger into the water where you like the design the best! Use your q-tip to clean up the surface of the water so you don't drag your beautiful design through all that mess and remove your finger. Voila! Repeat with each finger and you're done! Just remove your tape and clean up around your cuticles (or anywhere else in need of it). Here are my finished results!
Once again, I had problems getting a good picture so I had to resort to this camera angle, apologies! It's probably that I'm a crap photographer, but let's blame it on my camera instead, shall we? :-)
I hope you all enjoyed this holiday manicure! Thanks for reading, as always and have a great weekend!