I started by painting a good amount of each polish on the bag in the same manner as you would for a gradient (lining them up on top of each other with the edges barely touching). You want this to be thick enough so that you make a pretty good nail wrap from it.
When I got the right amount of polish on the bag (it kind of pains me to use that much!) I tried to create a marble effect by dragging a toothpick across the top of the polish. I have to admit that when I saw what I had created I didn't really think it was going to turn out all that well. You have to wait a good chunk of time for this to dry; I waited overnight and immediately painted my naked fingers with Tristam by A England. But I digress.
After it dried I cut it into smaller pieces. I noticed that On Her Majesty's Secret Service was the most sheer, so I painted my nails with this polish when I applied the decal. I put the decal on when the polish was still wet and gently wrapped it around my nail. This part got a little messy because I pushed a little too hard (hey, it's a first attempt) so I just added more polish from the three I chose and gently swirled it around on my actual nail. I would like to emphasize that I did the best clean up job that I could, but all of these polishes have glitter and it left a little behind:
My goal over the weekend is to get an angled brush to do my clean up with. I thought I had one but apparently I do not. This is not intended to mimic the exact look of a water marble; you can see it's not nearly as marbled as that. I just really like all the colors together. I wish my camera would have captured it better. This definitely is less messy than water marbling (so I've heard) and if you just leave it to dry overnight like I did it's really a fast mani to apply (relatively, at least). Let me know what you think, and again, sorry it's not as clean as some of my other posts.
Make sure to check out these other blogs as well:
Amy at Fancy Side
Blueberry Pie at Blueberry Pie
Jonochi at Just Add Polish
Lizajane at Organic Neglect
Masha at Lost in Lacquer
Raineat Lacquer Lily
Sam at Polished Art
Uni at Acetone Files