Friday, September 20, 2013

31DC2013 Day 20

Eek!  Its day 20, as we get further and further into the challenge I keep thinking how truly surprised I am that I am sticking with this.  I never have tackled a long challenge because I always thought I would fall, but here we are on day 20, my head is held high and my nails are painted!  Today is water marble and I was looking forward to this day.  I have done water marbling a number of times before and consider myself to be pretty comfortable with it.  In the past I have always done the standard; drop alternating colors, swirl, dunk, repeat.  This time I wanted to try to make a specific pattern.  I love when others do lines with their water marble and wanted to try it out.  After trying out a few different colors and brands I finally ended up with China Glaze for both colors, this brand is truly the best for water marbling in my eyes.  The colors I used are both from last year's Hunger Games collection.  I love the Hunger Games books and had to have the whole collection!  I used Dress Me Up and Foie Gras.  I started with painting my nails with Dress Me Up as a base and once that dried I put about 6-8 drops of Dress Me Up followed by 2-3 drops of Foie Gras into a cup of water.  I then proceeded to make my stripes, I didn't quite like the way they were looking so I started dragging my toothpick across the lines I had just created and came up with a cool looking chevron pattern.  I then choose which one to use and dunked!  My thumb was the last one and I decided since it probably wouldn't be in the photos I would try something different with it.  I ended up creating a really cool looking flower, and I like it a lot!  Water marbling is probably one of my favorite nail art techniques, I am pretty good at it and it is always so interesting looking!




























6 comments:

  1. This is really elegant and so pretty. I need to buy more china glaze crime polishes to marble with.

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    1. Thank you! I love a good excuse to buy polish! :)

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  2. That's beautiful! So elegant and classy! (And it's nice to hear someone say they like water marbling and are pretty good at it!)

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    1. Thank you! I know what you mean about the water marbling, it seems not many people get along with it. Now, if you give me a free hand assignment I would flunk that for sure! ;)

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  3. Beautiful! This is a really gorgeous technique - I love how the marbling turned out!

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    1. Thanks! When I was looking at your soap earlier, I realized that the marbling you do with your soap is the same as I do with nail polish. Its really cool how you can create different patterns with it.

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