Friday 20 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 20 Watermarble

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Good Morning!

Today brings us to the most dreaded day of the challenge, the water marble. I hate this technique. I have never posted any on this blog that I have not been forced into because of a challenge. Don't get me wrong! I have tried, again and again and watched countless videos on how to properly draw a design and I fail. Every. Single Time. I went into this with high hopes! But yet again I cannot draw a design no matter how many times I try!

For this water marble I started off with OPI Skull and Glossbones an off white gray. Then I proceeded to marble with China Glaze Gothic Lolita, China Glaze Passion For Petals as well as Skull and Glossbones. I went about it the usual way, by dropping dots into a shot glass filled with water and then drawing my design in. One nail at a time.

Well I did it. I'm not sure if I like it, I always get frustrated and associate that feeling with watermarbles. At least I didn't cry this time! There have been many times where I have attempted and after hours just stopped lol. SO what are your thoughts on this water marble?! Do you like it?

Make sure you check out Emily's water marble over at The Lacquerologist!
Check out last years water marble here!


  1. I feel your pain :( I am a part of this challenge and got so frustrated I did a faux water marble :) So much easier and no stress :) I think of making a tutorial so a few more of us will have some tears spared :)

  2. I hate the water marble- I marbled onto a plastic bag then did a decal for today because I couldn't face taping up my fingers and trying time and again for it just to fail. Yours is good though- you managed to actually get a marble going :)

  3. This is pretty, I really like your color selection! I've never tried a watermarble, it just seems like an exercise in frustration for people who are perfectionists ( Maybe someday, but in the meantime, I'll enjoy checking out the pretty creations that others make with them.

  4. I love the colors you used. And agree...marbling is frustrating and difficult!! But yours turned out pretty! =)

  5. Oh stop, these look great! In my opinion, the beauty of a water marble is that they DON'T look perfect! I love when they're all different. You should give yourself more credit, I've seen (and done) MUCH worse than this!!

  6. I think these look really nice! I also think it's kind of funny how everyone is so frustrated with today's challenge.

  7. This is very pretty and I hate watermarking, lol.

  8. Looks great, this technique is... horrible LOL I still trying!!!

  9. I think it's really pretty! The design looks lovely and the colors are gorgeous together!

    I have a hard time with water marble. But for me, the issue is more with the polish. I only have about 50 right now (and that's including top coats, glitters etc) so I don't have as much of a range to choose from, and it seems that NONE of the polishes I own are water marble friendly. I love, love, love the water marble designs. I just hate that it's so hit and miss, with no real indication of what types of polishes work best. But I consider it an excuse to rack up a larger supply so I'll have more polishes to works towards a perfect water marble! haha


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