Friday, August 5, 2011

Water Marbling + Tutorial.

The recent fad with water marbling made me think, "Hey you should really do a post on water marbling!" I think I am fairly good at it although I have my flaws.
 For this you will need 4 things. 

First off you will need water this had to be FILTERED Room temperature. What I do is use half of a water bottle. Most of the time I reuse the water if I have enough and there isn't much stuff around the top.
Next you will need POLISH :) I prefer to have 3 or more colors. 
Then you will need tape to tape your finger off.
Lastly you will need an orange stick or anything with a sharp tip.

Then you will start dropping the polish into the water. You want to make sure that you have the right type of polish. I know that cream finishes, frost finishes, and some glitters work. Brands that work for me at least. OPI, China Glaze, Orly, Finger Paints, Sally Hansen, Revlon, and Wet N' WIld.
What I used for this marble is
<3 Finger Paints in Lavender Highlight
<3 Finger Paints Art Nouv-Yellow
<3 China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le
<3 Finger Paints Rose Patina
I will do this at least until all of the colors have 3 drops in the water.

Next you will need to take the orange stick and make the designs. There are a few designs that you can do and if you would like to see these you can go on youtube and search up water marbling or Simple Little Pleasures.

Then you will need to tape your finger off and what I do is I will take a little strip and go under the top of the nail and wrap it around the sides so it makes a U shape. Then around the U shape I tape around the whole finger. Sort of like the picture. I always base my nails with Wet N' Wild French Creme White.

Next you will Place your finger in the water with the nail facing towards the water and polish. You can do this in a place that you desire, different areas, different designs.  You will want to take the orange stick and clean the water BEFORE you take your finger out. Be very careful not to get your nails out of the water. Once the water is clean you can take your nail out.

Left hand

Right Hand

Left Hand

Right Hand

Left Thumb

Right Thumb

Enjoy yourself
Pam <3

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