Tuesday, April 12, 2011

First Water Marble!

Sunday night, I decided to attempt my first water marble, which I'd been intending to do for quite a while. I used black and white (Wet n Wild Black Creme and White Creme) because I figured they'd be the easiest colors for a beginner like myself to marble with, and I marbled them over a base of one coat of White Creme. I used Vaseline to keep the polish from sticking to my fingers, and topped my nails with one coat of Seche Vite when I was done.

indoors, artificial light

I'm really sorry about my janky dry fingers and general nastiness in this picture - I took it this morning in a hurry because I was afraid my manicure wouldn't last the day without chipping, and I was right. While there are definitely some things for me to improve on, I don't think this was too bad for my first try, and I was happy to wear it out in public for two days. Have you tried water marbling?

28 comments:

  1. I likee it!!

    I've done water marbling 3 times.. I haven't since August I think! I was thinking about trying it again today but I decided to do something different instead.

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  2. This is kick ass. I love the simplicity of the color scheme with the complexity of the actual design.

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  3. I think it's very cool looking! I'd like to try water-marbling but my frustration level is too high to manage it. lol

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  4. LetthemhavepolishApril 12, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    It turned out great! I'm glad you decided to post it. I love the B & W combo! I wanna do another marble again soon maybe I'll tr it in B & W :)

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  5. can you explain how water marbling is done? it looks fantastic

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  6. I'm so nervous to water marble! The vaseling seems to work well. The last tutorial I saw they covered as much of their finger as they could with foil. that sounded too annoying so i never tried it lol I would try the vaseline though! next time you try, can you do a step by step picture tutorial? I need directions or I'm a mess lol

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  7. I love the combo of black and white in this, it looks really good! Maybe I have to try water marbling with b&w sometime. I've done water marble couple times, it's fun but takes some time. I would like to do it more often but usually I don't have the time or energy..

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  8. I like that combo. :)

    I always use the scotch tape method. Seems easiest for me.

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  9. Call me crazy but it reminds me of Klimt "Sang de poisson". So of course, I can only love your marble. It looks different of all those I've seen but I say this in the most positive way: it's very unique, vibrant and beautiful. I hope you do more and show them!

    (I've never succeeded a water marble - I seem to be a bit dumb. I should try again)

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  10. I've always been to nervous to try water marbling. haha I just know I'll mess it up horribly. Which I suppose doesn't matter, I can always try again. Maybe I'll give it a go this weekend.

    Yours looks lovely by the way. x

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  11. LOVE this! What a great first attempt! Much tidier than my first attempt. I am going to try to film my next watermarble...eek!

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  12. Well, if you do it again, I'm sure I'll enjoy reading your post about it!

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  13. Thanks so much! The complexity of the design is mostly due to my lack of experience, but I think it turned out pretty well. :)

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  14. Thanks! I thought it would be a frustrating experience, but I actually found it to be very relaxing for some reason.

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  15. Thanks! If you do marble in B&W, I can't wait to see it!

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  16. I am probably not the best to explain, but if there are a bunch of great tutorials on YouTube. I hope you find something that helps you!

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  17. Yeah, I will definitely take pictures next time, but I'm not sure when that will be. :) There are some great tutorials on YouTube that helped me a lot, though; you might try looking there!

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  18. Thanks! It's definitely not something I'd want to do in a hurry...now THAT would be a disaster. ;)

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  19. Thanks - and I say to each her own! :)

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  20. Thank you! That is very high praise. :) And yes, you should try again, and I hope you do!

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  21. Sure, give it a go! I thought I'd mess up horribly too, but it turned out all right.

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  22. Thank you! Good luck filming - I have thought about doing a video tutorial ie two, but I'm pretty sure it would be a disaster. :)

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  23. I need to try this! It seems so time consuming though.

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  24. It does take more time than a plain manicure, but in my opinion it's worth
    it.

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  25. Ooh, this looks very arty! (My BF just said it was very interesting , haha)

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  26. Haha, thank you and thank him! ;)

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  27. You finally got up the courage =] Love the black and white!

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