30/31 Day Challenge: Day 20 - Water Marble

These last 10-ish mani's - some of em are tough (ie SUCK!)
I hate water marbles.
This is not to say I do not like them at all, I just don't like doing them. I am very impressed by what others can do with them, but I've tried them twice, plus a few guinea pig attempts on my boyfriend, and I just failed failed failed so bad I swore I'd never do one again.
Now, I could have faked it for today and stamped it or needle dragged it, but I sucked it up like a big girl and tried it again.
I actually didn't hate it. I started last week, assuming I would need a full weeks worth of trying to get one decent shot at it, but I kinda nailed it the first try this time. It's not great, it's far from perfect, but I liked it with the exception of something weird that happened on the index.


For this marble I started with a base of Orly Au Champagne. I marbled with Julep Brandt (a very dark dark grey), American Apparel Pink Ladies (a salmon pink) and OPI Pink Friday (a pale blue pink)


I so loved the color choices I picked for this, they worked together so well!


My favorite part of this water marble was my pinky. I loved the bleeding dots that made it look like a butterfly.


And now, please check out the other ladies in the 31 Day Challenge and their Water Marbling efforts:





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12 comments

  1. I love the way this looks like old fashioned glass marbles that I played with when I was a child...

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  2. It's gorgeous! I'm worried about water marble too but you're inspired me to have a go; wish me luck :)

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    1. awww good luck!! thank you, im gonna go see how yours turned out!

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  3. I used to feel this way about water marbles sort of like they were God's curse to lacqueristas, but I definitely adore them now! I love the colors you chose here and I'd suggest to keep trying because once you get the hang of water marbling then it gets so addicting!!!

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    1. im on the fence with the whole thing. i do like their look, but the cleanup is a nightmare! especially when its anyones guess if it turns out for the trouble! but this one was fun.

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  4. Its funny that we both seem to hate it :D And still yours turned out WAY better than mine did...mine was just not working at all >_<

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    1. im surprised this turned out even half decent. i was ready for failure!

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  5. These turned out great! I suck at water marble! :)

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    1. thanks! yeah i suck at em too, this was pure luck.

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    1. me too! sooo using them together for something else one day soon!

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