Today was the first day of our “Work with what you have” video series! You can visit us @artoutofanything on FB for the full video.
Nail Polish Marbleizing explores science and art concepts by focusing on surface tension and the Japanese art of Suminagashi, with which you can create beautiful designs by using ink and water.
Working with what you have in this case means using nail polish instead of ink.
Here are some fantastic websites that explain it all in more detail:
Teach Engineering: Surface Tension and Suminagashi – a complete lesson plan for teachers and homeschooling families using ink and water.
Geeky Nail Polish – a fun post about nail polish marbleizing for your actual nails with some really good follow up questions and answers from scientists!
Suminagashi.com – all you need to know about this beautiful art form.
Be sure to watch my video @artoutofanything on FB for the how to’s and be sure to follow and post your own versions of nail polish marbleizing. I would love to see what you come up with!
I’ll be back with more on Thursday!