Monday, February 1, 2010

More Water Marbling

Here's attempt #2 at water marbling! I used Essie Mint Candy Apple, OPI Sapphire in the Snow and Dating a Royal. This time it came out really watery. I think it was maybe the polish combo that did it? Or maybe I used too much polish this time? Last time I used 1 drop of each and swirled, this time I was using 3 drops MCA to start, then 2 Sapphire because I wanted more purple and just 1 drop DaR for a little blue. On my index finger the polish started sliding down the sides and pooling on the tape around my cuticles, making the swirls I had so carefully made just a blob of color. It's pretty, but not what I made. All the designs came out really undefined, unlike with attempt #1. I still like how it turned out! I'm still to afraid to attempt my right hand, I'm way to clumsy, so I took this off to wear something glittery!

8 comments:

Rebecca said...

This is so cool! I wish I could be this adventurous but I know I'd just fail massively so I don't even try :p

Flavia said...

I really like the smoke-like effect on your thumb, and how each nail is unique. :)

Ange-Marie said...

MCA is VERY hard to water marble with. Every time I attempted it with that color I got the same results you did.

yardsticks 4 lunatics said...

I really need to try this...I love it on every nail I see! beautiful!

Get Nailed said...

ange-marie -

Thanks for the info! I have really limited experience with marbling and I was wondering if I just over did it with the MCA. I'll have to try more colors and see what works!

gildedangel said...

Great job, that looks beautiful!

nihrida said...

Just keep trying. This is really good for second attempt!

Panderbear said...

This is gorgeous! I love your choice of colors. I really want to try water marbling now, but knowing me it will probably end up with nail polish all over my face and a new definition of "water torture" entered under the Geneva Convention.

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