Feb 2, 2012

Re-post wet/dry marble comparison

Hey guys, some of you might have noticed that I deleted my wet dry marble comparison post. But, I received a lot of emails that asked me to bring it back so, here it is: The original. Please note that my app on my phone will not let me post a photo then type under it. So, of you have any confusion, please email me or comment below. Thanks!

Good morning ladies! It's Friday, that means I have to work...I'd much rather sit at home and play with my polishes...but then how will I have money to fuel my addiction. Ha ha

Anywho... Today I've decided to do a little wet water marble and dry water marble nail art for you all. It's more of a comparison but without a lot of explanation.

On my left hand, I did the wet version.
You will need:
*3-4 polishes.
(I used OPI-shorts story, OPI-no room for blues, China glaze-Electric pineapple, sinful colors-rise and shine)
*Base coat- I always use white when I use bright color so they show up better on the white background but, you can use any color.
*Glass Cup, I used a shot glass.
*1 tooth pick or an Orange stick
*1 bottle of room temp. Water
The water has to be room temp so the polish spreads better when dropped into the water.
*1 napkin to clean off the tooth pick every time a design is made.
* California Mango cuticle balm to put around your cuticles and the back of your finger to keep the polish from sticking to your finger.
*Seche Vite top coat

Fill your cup with water about 80% full, start dropping drops of polish into the water. Try to make a bullseye with the polish colors. You have to be quick because the polish will dry before you have a chance make a design. Then you will have to start all over again. Use your tooth pick or Orange stick to make a design, see photo with bullseye flower.


Then, dip your finger in at an angle, not straight down. Dipping your finger in straight down could cause water to get on your nail before the polish and that can cause the polish not to stick and also causes water bubbles in the design on your nails. While your finger is still inside the cup, take your tooth pick and clean up the rest of the polish, around your finger that was not picked up by your nail. If you don't clean that polish up, it will overlap your design and create an ugly mess. Remove your finger, clean off your tooth pick and repeat for every nail. Do all of your nails then clean then. After cleaning them, seal it all with Seche Vite top coat. Photo with thumb nail pointing right.


For the dry water marble, that I did on my right hand, I tried this, that I seen here: (http://www.nailsmag.com/demoarticle/747/the-butterfly-effect)
You will need:
*3-4 polishes.
(I used OPI-shorts story, OPI-no room for blues, China glaze-Electric pineapple, sinful colors-rise and shine)
*Base coat- I always use white when I use bright color so they show up better on the white background but, you can use any color.
*1 tooth pick or an Orange stick
*1 Zip lock bag (I didn't have wax paper.)
*1 napkin to clean off the tooth pick every time a design is made.
*Pair of cuticle scissors to shape the design to your nail
*Seche Vite top coat
*2 hours dry time


First, lay out your zip lock bag on a flat surface. Start drawing lines with the polish colors you have chosen, right beside each other and be sure that there us no gap between the colors. Then,take your tooth pick and make a design. I used a zig zag motion to make my design.


I repeated that step 6 times. I made an extra just in case one of my other ones messed up when I was peeling it off. I allowed 2 hours for the polish to dry on the zip lock bag and when it had finally dried, I cut out a shape of my nail with my cuticle scissors, removed the plastic from the back of the dryer polish design and applied it to my nail then sealed it all off with my Seche Vite topcoat. Thumb nail pointing left.

Which do you like better?
I like the zip lock version better because I could control the design and how it looked on the nail. Wet water marbling can be a little messy, I think.

Spanish daily word:
Water - Agua
Pronunciation:
Ah-gwah


Thank you for reading! Have a safe weekend.

4 comments:

  1. I like the dry marbling. I can't get wet marbling to work, but I tried the dry and can't get it to work either! lol

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    1. Aww, really sorry that it didn't work for you, I was very fortunate to have it work for me for this post. Lol

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  2. I've wondered what would happen if someone floated polish on water and drew designs as for wet marbling... but then let it dry on top of the water, carefully remove the dry film, then cut nail shapes and apply as in the dry marbling technique...

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    1. Oh, how smart! I'm going to try that next! It would be an awesome idea! Thank you do much for the idea, I would have never thought of doing that. Thanks again!

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