June 10, 2010

Latest Water Marble


I love water marbling! It's pretty easy and the results are cool. This is a base of Essie Adore-a-ball, marbled with Essie Mint Candy Apple, American Apparel Hassid & Essence Go Wild. All of these three polishes worked great for marbling!

There are lots of great tutorials around for doing a water marble, so I'll just tell you what I do differently.

I start by grabbing whatever chapstick I have around and putting that around my nails to make cleaning up my skin much easier. I've tried tape, but i thought it was annoying. Vaseline put on with a brush works great too, but the chapstick is the easiest thing I've tried so far.

I use a dish that is large enough for there to be some water surface without any polish. I then dip my finger straight down into the water without polish and bring it face-up under my favorite part of the design. I think most people put their nail face-down into the design, but I find this awkward. It works great for most people, but if you're feeling frustrated with that method, try it this way and see how it goes.

The part I would really like to improve is making designs in the polish after dropping them into the water. Does anyone have favorite links to tutorials?

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12 comments:

  1. I love this and I can't wait to try water marbling. You make it sound so easy!

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  2. It's kind of messy, but fun! It can be frustrating because not all colors work well for marbling. This is why I do mine before I change my polish. If it works, woohoo! If not, I was already prepared to change colors anyway.

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  3. Your marble looks lovely! I think I need to do some marbling again soon and try out the reversed dipping.
    I'm always so impressed by Colette's marbling tutorials at http://mysimplelittlepleasures.blogspot.com/

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  4. I haven't done any marbling but would love to. I like the idea about using the chapstick. Sounds much easier. And, I don't have to buy any Vaseline...I have chapstick already.
    Cool color combo too!

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  5. Wow! I'm not as nail savvy as you but I looking....

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  6. Thanks for the tip about the different technique!

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  7. wow that nail polish is fabulous xxxxx

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  8. Really nice. That's something I haven't tried yet.
    Susie

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  9. I would love to try that:) It is beautiful...

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  10. Nice! I tried water marbling but its not work appropriate.... I save it for the weekends ;)

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  11. I really like the colour combo :)

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  12. This is gorgeous! It almost looks like a water painting.

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