A variation of the water spotted technique – Guest post at Eleven.se

water spotted
In this week’s guest post at Eleven.se I’ve combined some of the Deborah polishes that I’ve been showing you during the last weeks in some kind of a water spotted manicure. I’ve combined a little bit of water marbling with the water spotting technique creating a marbled look. Here is how I did it:

  1. I only used blues and greens to create the effect, starting with my base Deborah Tiffany. I protected my nails with tape but you could also use Vaseline or liquid latex.
  2. I started the process of water marbling by dropping Swimming blue and Deep Blue in concentric circles, you know, the same way as if I would have done a water marbling.
  3. Instead of creating shapes into those circles, I continued as if I was doing a water spotted manicure, by spraying from a distance of about 10 cm from the water surface. Any spray will do the work.
  4. I dipped my nails into those patterns. For me, it works best dipping one nail at the time. This way I can control which pattern to put on which nail. I also use the pattern for more than one nail, depending on which part I like from the pattern.
  5. I remove the protection of my cuticles and I topcoated the resulting nail art.

To see my guest post at Eleven.se containing swatches of the used polishes, take a look here.



  1. June 7, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Beautiful color combination! :)

  2. June 8, 2017 / 5:27 am

    Det här blev riktigt snyggt, inspirerande!

  3. June 10, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    It is beautiful! I need to try with two colours as well :)

    • June 11, 2017 / 3:25 am

      Totally, and if you try with colors that contrast a little more, the effect will be even more visible :)