I finally attempted my first water marble! I’ve watched so many youtube videos on water marbling that I thought I might ace the technique on my first try. Well, that was a good theory. I did have some issues… mostly because of water temperature I think. I used filtered water as everyone suggests, but my water may have been too cold because the polish didn’t spread out over the surface well. Also, I found that not all polishes behave the same way in water. I had to eliminate my white wet n wild polish because it was being a huge P.I.T.A. ! After 4 or 5 tries with different temps and polishes- this is what I came up with. Not too bad for a first timer I suppose. I love all the Irish colors! Oh, and if anyone has any marbling tips- please leave me a comment!
Hope everyone has a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day! I will be cooking a turkey. It’s not traditional at all, but I felt the need to cook this weekend and that’s what I had in the freezer ! My boyfriend is busy painting so I will occupy myself in the kitchen. No St. Patty’s pub crawl for this girl!
Sally Hansen ♣ Golden-I
Sally Hansen ♣ Emerald City
China Glaze ♣ Westside Warrior
AVON ♣ Orange Creamsicle
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It came out GREAT! I had a huge fail when I did my first try!
Thanks! I probably re-did my ring finger like 4 times!
Haha yeah my first try was terrible! Congrats on having it actually look great 😛
Yeah- it’s harder than it looks, right?
looks really good for ur first try!
Well thank you! I figured I put off marbling long enough. Tackle the fear! Lol
yay water marbling! i have not done one in a while this inspired me to try again. this looks awesome
Have you blogged one before? I’d love to see pics.
http://blimbo247.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/day-6-autumn-leaves/ and http://blimbo247.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/water-marbeling-success/ .
still trying to get the pattern thing down. I need to watch more youtube tutorials
This is gorgeous! I haven’t done water marbling before but I want to try it now. Great look. 🙂
Thanks Ra! I keep thinking back to your awesome owl design and I put it on my to-do list. I hope you don’t mind if I copy you. Lol
Whieee this turned out fantastic! Lovely!
And I know about water temp… such a pain. If I’m planning on doing a watermarble, I always let my cup of water get to the right temp by just waiting a few hours 🙂 And I’ve learned NOT to use fast dry polishes, which is hard with finding a great combo with different brands. If your ‘bullseye’ doesn’t spread nicely, use your orange stick to drag it to the wall of the cup and let it stick 🙂
Great job! 😀
Good tips thnxxx! Next time maybe I’ll plan ahead and let the water sit for a while.
This combination looks very cool 🙂
Very creative design my dear! well done.
Thanks Luchessa 🙂
Amazing, you have inspired me to try water marbling!
Oh thats so cool!
BTW, I luv the name of your blog.. oohlala!
Thanks! I did try water marbling, it didn’t turn out beautifully like yours, I think I need more practise!
This looks amazing! I did my first watermarble mani yesterday, too!
That’s cool! We were on the same wavelength! Did you take pics?
Absolutely! They’re in my blog!
Very nice color combination. Happy St. Pat
Your nails look cool as always!
I love the combo together. 🙂 haha I didn’t even know what marbling was until I stopped by your blog!
Thanks! Theres so many cool tutorials on youtube… pretty awesome technique.. but kinda messy!
Stunning! Love the two middle ones
ohhhhhhhhhhh:) lov this combo 🙂 These are my colous:)
This looks awesome! I love the colors, the only other thing I can add is try using opaque cream polishes, metallic polishes sometimes don’t spread well and dry really fast.
Thank you for the tips! I wasn’t even thinking about how fast it dried…