Spring Water Marble

10 Apr

Good afternoon everyone!  I hope you are all having a great week and don’t worry, the weekend is right around the corner.  I decided to finally attempt the water marbling technique for a fun, springy manicure.  While it is a lot of work compared to my normal routine, I love it and totally worth it for special occasions.

I started off using Finger Paints Paper Machè for a good base color.  Since the colors I am using are so light I wanted to get the most vibrant coloring possible and figured the white would be a great option.  For the colors I went with some of my favorite pastels, Julep Martha (pink), Julep Renee (purple), and Julep Bess (blue).  The pink and purple were a little too close in coloring so the separation is very muted.  I sealed this all with a coat of HK Girl Fast Dry Top Coat.

Pastel Water Marble 1 Pastel Water Marble 2 Pastel Water Marble 3 Pastel Water Marble 4

What do you guys think for my first try?  While I loved it I felt like I needed some soft glitter to give a more finished and smoothed look so I used two coats of my Seize the Rainbow and then resealed with HK Girl Fast Dry Top Coat.

Pastel Water Marble 5 Pastel Water Marble 6 Pastel Water Marble 7 Pastel Water Marble 8

So what do you guys think of the extra sparkle?  Water marbling is a ton of fun but I certainly need more practice and need to be a little wiser on color choices.  Do you have any helpful suggestions?  I will say the Elmer’s Glue on the skin made clean up a lot easier.  Be sure to check out Julep for tons of great polish and other great beauty products.  Thank you so much for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing you all again tomorrow. <3

2 Responses to “Spring Water Marble”

  1. kendahl April 11, 2014 at 11:06 AM #

    I usually use lip gloss or lip balm around my fingers, but glue is a great idea! I am still a noob at water marbling, but I did notice the temperature of the water does make a difference. You want it lukewarm – too warm and the colors fade, too cold and they don’t dissipate in the water as well. I used cooler water once, and had drops of polish just fall right to the bottom of my glass.

    • Nina April 16, 2014 at 4:27 PM #

      I did use bottled water that was room temp so everything looked right on the water, my execution is mostly what was lacking. 🙂

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