After watching many youtube video's and going through other bloggers photo's of water marble mani's, I finally decided to try one myself. I'll let y'all judge the results for yourself, but I think it turned out not too badly. There are a couple of areas I got splotches, but in general, for a first attempt, I'll say it is a success to a certain point. It wasn't near as difficult to do as I had feared it would be and I ended up having some fun with it.
Without further ado, a few photo's for your viewing pleasure. Please excuse the quality, my camera batteries ended up dying on me and I was only able to get a couple decent looking photo's and only one hand.
I started with one coat Revlon Colorstay base coat, then 2 coats of Sally Hansen Hard As Nails in "Hard To Get" (white). For the marbling, I used China Glaze "Liquid Leather" (black), Cover Girl Nailslicks "Cherry Brandy" (Red) and the Sally Hansen again. I topped it all off with a coat of Seche Vite.
For those wondering, I picked these colors because they were the colors of the school both my kids graduated from, The Fairfield Union Falcons.
I like how it turned out. Kind of like that paint art you can do at the county fair where you put a little paint of whatever color you want, then they spin it around. That is what this reminds me of.
In my opinion, water marbling is unique because there are thousands of design options just depending on the colors you use and how you run your needle/dotting tool/toothpick/whatever through the polish while it's in the water. I can see myself doing this again and again as I really enjoyed learning how it was done.
Have you done a water marble yet and if so, how do you think yours turned out?
Thank you all for spending a bit of time with me this evening. Huggles!