A Psychedelic Twist


I combined two of my favorite hobbies – lomography and nail art – to recycle my ruined instant photos in a creative way.

Water marbling is a technique I often apply when doing my nails. It consists of filling a small cup with water, and dropping different colours of nail polish into the cup in concentric rings. The next step is to swirl the nail polish using a tooth pick. And finally, you dip the object (in this case some ruined instant mini photos) into the swirl.

written by mafiosa on 2011-08-12 #gear #tutorials #art #tipster #quickie-tipster #marble-water-marbling-nail-polish-lacquer-swirl-twist-colour-psychadelic-fun-art


  1. kingnate
    kingnate ·

    Whoa ok as a guy I know nothing about this, but can you do this to your nails? that is insane

  2. natalieerachel
    natalieerachel ·

    Can it be any type of nail polish? Or does it have to be a special type? :O

  3. domo-guy
    domo-guy ·

    Omg I so wanna try this! But can you use colour paints instead? O.o

  4. dashu
    dashu ·

    wow awesome o__O!

  5. sidsel
    sidsel ·

    That's an interesting idea! Love the results!

  6. brittany
    brittany ·

    ahaha I did my nails using this technique just tonight! haha..

  7. mrmostarr
    mrmostarr ·

    well! if it wasn't weird for a guy to go by nail polish i'd do it ^^!
    heck i'll make the sacrifice and try this, it's too awesome!

  8. mariskaviska
    mariskaviska ·

    amazing idea

  9. af-capture
    af-capture ·

    amazing colors!!!

  10. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    wow, another great idea about reuse the waste instants....^..^ I don't know about nails coloring, but did you try paint with a brush on the instants film? great great ...

  11. unreality
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  12. ahollond
    ahollond ·

    This is awesome! I recently tried marbling the Instax duds with regular paper/fabric marbling inks, which was cool but not very durable (because of the slick surface of the Instax photos). Your nail polish technique solves that problem!

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