I decided to start off small and try it on a accent nail, and this was my result.
I painted my nails using China Glaze Purple Panic, and I painted my accent nail with 2 coats of Milani White On the Spot. I used for the water marble China Glaze Purple Panic, Milani Yellow Whiz, Color Club Wham! Pow!, and Milani White On the Spot.
This isn't the perfect water marble pattern, but I'm actually impressed that I even tried this! This took a few attempts, but it wasn't a daunting process. I actually found the process fun even if it didn't work out! I think it came out cool, and it's something I could definitely see myself trying again.
I think the 2 main things that are important about water marbling I learned are...
1. Water temperature- The water has to be room temperature. The water cannot be too cool or too warm or the polish will not spread properly.
2. Work fast- That's the most difficult thing I found with water marbling. You HAVE to work quickly or the polish will dry on you before you can make your design!
Overall, I really had fun trying this even though it's not perfect and it took a couple tries! I know many people have avoided trying this technique, but I really encourage you to try it. If you all know me I don't have a lot of patience for nail art, so if I can try, you definitely can! I recommend just starting with wearing it as an accent naill. I think you will have a lot more fun than you thought! I'm definitely going to keep working on water marbling in the future.
There are tons of tutorials out there, but I really liked the one by cutepolish if you're interested.