Watermarble - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds
Watermarble

Water Marble

I was very tempted to cheat on this. I have never done any sort of water marbling before and I do have several nail plates with images for it on them. But I have watched videos on how to do and I knew I was just being a lazy coward, so I made myself do it anyway. So glad I did. I love this technique!

I decided to make my water marbles on a smaller pool on my nail art mat and let it dry there instead of trying to dunk my fingers in a glass. It was less of a desire to avoid that version of the technique than a desire to be able to use up as much of the image as possible. I covered three nails with the two I did and I probably could have done my whole hand if I’d tried. Very economical. I applied the decals over a white base to ensure the colors would pop and used a clear polish in the water marble to leave space for the white to show through.

Watermarble - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds
Watermarble

If you were thinking candy corn when you saw this mani, we were totally on the same wave length! 🙂

The first time I dropped my first color down and then flailed about realizing I wasn’t quite ready to start. By the time I was, the first layer had already dried and I had to remove them from my pools (pretty much lifted them up with a needle and dragged them to the side). The second time I lost the third decal due to it bursting the water tension on the pool of water and running everywhere. I suspect it’s because I dropped the polish from too high up. The other two worked great and I stuck them down on my nail the way I would any other nail polish decal. I cannot recommend this way of doing things enough. I also can’t get over the way it looks on my thumb. Gah! I can’t paint my nails today like I planned because then I’d have to take it off.

Watermarble - 31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Hermit Werds
Watermarble

Cathy at More Nail Polish set up an inLinkz so here are some of 2016’s challenge participants:


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