Saturday, January 26, 2013

My first water marble!

Good eveing, dear readers!  I hope everyone is having a great week-end so far.  I've been taking it easy due to this pain flare-up I've been in.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed it'll ease up soon but the weather doesn't make me hold my breath for it.  We're due to get some freezing rain later in the week.  Yeck!

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!


  1. It came out very nice! I would never have known it was your first attempt if you hadn't mentioned it. It looks all syrupy drippy, too, which looks like "proper" art. Good job! I will try it one day. I want to try stamping first.

    1. Other than the time it took to do both, I actually found this easier to do than stamping.

  2. I particularly like the fine pattern on your index finger, it almost looks like a dry drag (which I find impossible!) Great colour choices :)

    1. Dry drag? I'm not sure I'm familiar with that term as of yet. Sounds interesting tho.


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