Tuesday, April 12, 2011

First Water Marbling Attempt

I think the results speak for themselves, this technique takes a bit of time to master, but the results can be really gorgeous. I stumbled across My Simple Little Pleasures Youtube Channel when searching for nail art to see leopard print color combinations other ladies have used and I was fascinated by the technique she uses and have to say, I am glad I found her channel and her blog, Colette is a real creative genius and I really admire her work.

So you can see the colors I chose were in the blue hues, I went with Wet ‘N Wild’ds Wild Shine in Bijou Blue, Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear in Lacey Lilac, and Pacific Blue. This was done over top of a ridge-filling base coat and one coat of Sally Hansen’s White On from the Xtreme Wear line. I used regular masking tape to protect my skin and did one or two nails at a time. It’s hard to do more than one though, but if you can tweak your design to have two perfect parts why not?

I high recommend watching some of Colette’s Water Marbling Tutorials if you’re interested in trying out this technique for yourself. I practiced for two days beforehand to test out polishes and can tell you the Fast Drying Wet ‘N Wild ones do not work, but the Wild Shine line works fine. I would recommend trying out the colors you think will work good together on an index card first, then you can work on your ability to manipulate the polish with an orange stick or toothpick, so you get a little experience working with the polish before you try to get it on your nails.

I did about five practice index cards before I did my nails and I am really glad I did so I could figure out that the Wet 'N Wild Wild Shine line was going to work for me. They are on sale at Walgreens right now for $.69 a piece so if you're looking to get some new colors they have some nice ones. I picked up five more today, two pinks, two purples and one in black so my next water marble attempt will be just as pretty as this manicure was I hope. Thanks for reading and I hope you'll come back to check out more water marbling art, along with more acrylic paint art soon!

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