Saturday, June 23, 2012

Abstract Nail Art Challenge - Water Marble

The day of the water marble is finally here. I'm not going to lie, I was kinda dreading it. My first water marble! I'm for sure pleased with how it turned out. Not bad for a first try :D

 The little China Glaze soldiers ready to do battle on the nail beds. I used Strong Adhesion base coat, 2 coats of White on White, marbled with Electric Beat, Fast Track and Sea Spray. Topped with Fast Forward Top Coat.
 My workspace, different than my photo taking space.

 Always start with the thumb when trying out a new art method...it's the easiest finger to hide for photos. Hehehe.
 My tape job! This really helps when it's time for clean up.
 Pre-cleanup in the fading sunlight.


This could have gone much worse for me ;) So, overall I am happy, but there are a bunch of smudges and nicks and small bubbles (how do you keep the bubbles out?) I wonder how much water marbling practice is in my future. This is such a cool look with sooo many possibilities.


Look for Day 13 from this challenge on Monday and please check out what the other lovely ladies came up with!

Participants:
Emily from The Lacquerologist
Stephanie from Sincerely Stephanie
Jessica from Beautygnome
and me :) 

So glad to have you reading!
~Victoria

21 comments:

  1. I love it! Water marbling isn't easy but yours came out great!

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  2. Looks great. I haven't done a water marble yet but it's coming up for me soon! I hear it changes things if you use tap water vs distilled water, warm vs cool, etc. Sounds too finicky for a mani! =)

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  3. hi,nice mani.let's follow us.http://pictura-pe-unghii.blogspot.ro/

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  4. The bubbles are all about the angle you dip your finger in. You have to dip in at 45 degrees not parallel to the water. That's what I found works the best. I hate those damn bubbles.

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  5. Love the colors you picked I have only done a water marble once need to try it again

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  6. nice job! I love the colors you chose!

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  7. It looks amazing! You'd never tell it was your first time!

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  8. beautiful design! it really did turn out looking like marble :D

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  9. Great job! I love the colors you chose!

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  10. Really pretty water marble! Actually reminds me of beach and sand!

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  11. I think your marble turned out great!

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  12. NO WAY! I can't believe this is your first time! I LOVE iit!!!!!

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  13. This looks AWESOME for your first time =) Great job!! I love how mellow the colors are!

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  14. Wow...this is an awesome mani for sure. I love the color combo you used. Glad I found your blog. I look forward to more great mani pics! : )

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  15. Great job! I'd never guess it was your first try. Where'd you get the little bowls from? I use little paper cups when I marble but I like the look of those bowls...wider than the cup but not too wide and just shallow enough.

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  16. I have tried water marble a few times- disaster for me and very messy. Practice makes perfect?

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  17. Awesome for your first try! I love the colors you chose.

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