Thursday, July 22, 2010

My First Watermarble

Hi all!

So today I decided to try something new - well, it was new to me. I've never watermarbled before but it looks so pretty when I see it on nails, so I decided to try it.

I grabbed a plastic cup, room temperature water, a orangewood stick, some paper, tape and of course polish. I picked Orly Lollipop and OPI Funky Dunkey for my first time of marbling. I painted my nails in white polish (H&M Love At First Sight), because I was planning on doing a white/purple marble, but changed my mind. Anyway, this is the result of some watermarbling!

watermarble opi funky dunkey purple orly lollipop creme nailswatches nailart nail polish nailpolishwatermarble opi funky dunkey purple orly lollipop creme nailswatches nailart nail polish nailpolishwatermarble opi funky dunkey purple orly lollipop creme nailswatches nailart nail polish nailpolishI think I did do alright for a first time of watermarbling! The colors play nicely together, it's balanced. I should practice on aiming in the cup though lol!

I've been following Colette's blog - My Simple Little Pleasures for a while now and I love her tutorials. This is the queen of marbling people! I used her method for taping while I was marbling so I wouldn't have to spend ages cleaning up the polish from halfway down my finger.

watermarble opi funky dunkey purple orly lollipop creme nailswatches nailart nail polish nailpolishSee? I could just peel of the tape while I was done. Colette has a great tutorial on the taping as well, so check that out if you don't want to clean up your whole finger afterwards ;) I've heard that oiling with cuticle oil will work too to make your cleanup easier, but since this was my first time, I haven't tried that.

What do you think of my marble?

Thanks for stopping by!

26 comments:

  1. that looks awesome! My first attempt looked like my helmer threw up all over my nails, it was not a pretty sight!

    also the taping method rules, I can't imagine the nightmare cleaning up would be without that!

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  2. This looks really great!!! I love the colors you used :D

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  3. Beautiful! I love the pink & purple together =) A really good job for your first try! & yes, where/how you dip your finger is just as important as making the design.

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  4. Wow! You did a great job! I'm still trying to get the hang of marbling... It's tough! :)

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  5. That looks great! I keep meaning to try it but haven't managed to make time yet.

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  6. Is this your first attempt? Really? You got a great result! I love it! Great choice of colours! ;)

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  7. Great job for your first attempt. It looks stunning! I've been watching Colette's tutorials, too, but haven't worked up the nerve to give it a try yet. :p

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  8. WOW!! very impressive - is this seriously your FIRST?? wow!!!

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  9. Fantastic! I use Vaseline around my nails and on my fingers for easy clean up.

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  10. You did AWESOME for your first try, Yes Colette is the Queen of Water Marbling, this is where I learned too. I tried vaseline and had horrible results as when the oil touched the water it sat on top and messed with the new polish for other fingers. I'd stick with the tape method.

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  11. nice marble!!


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  12. It's so pretty. I cannot believe it is your first time doing this, it came out perfect!
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  13. Ahh dat is echt cool!! Het proberen waard!! :D

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  14. Fabulous marble. I love the balance of the heavier purple on the middle and ring finger and the more stark white with purple stripe through the index and pinky finger. Excellent! I love Colette's blog and tutorials also!

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  15. I love this! it looks awesome!

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  16. fabulous.. I thought i was the konad plate..LOL

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  18. Awesome job! Such great results!

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  19. Wat prachtig!! We gaan het maar niet over mijn eerste keer hebben, dat was een beetje een knoeiboel, en niet eens een mooie knoeiboel, maar vooral een gore uitgelopen drekkerige knoeiboel :(

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