Today i have a guest on my blog, very talented and a sweet friend Roselynn from www.ManicuredandMarvelous.com. Be it her clean and crisp swatches or super detailed freehand nail art designs. She rocks every manicure looks she creates. It gives me pleasure to share with you her guest post showing classic method of water marble nail art designs and her tips and tricks specially for you guys.
Hi guys, how’s it going today? Who am I, you ask? Well it’s Rose from Manicured and Marvelous and I’m taking over, someone cue the techo music. Starting this off weird and we are well on our way to a fun filled post. But first a special thank you for Alps for having me and in all seriousness I hope you enjoy this post. For today, I have a water marble created using the classic dipping method. Take a look what I came up with.
Over time there has been quite a few different methods of achieving the water marble look including stamping and decals. Really creative methods that I frankly suck at attempting, so I stick to the classic dipping.
Starting off like all marbles should and that’s with a nice clean white base. My go-to favorite white that I love using is Snow Cube by Salon Perfect. The ‘blue stuff’ around my finger is called liquid latex and the one I’m currently using is by the indie Ellagee. You’ll see why this makes water marbling a piece of cake later on!
The two polishes I am using for this water marble are from CDB Lacquer’s release later this month and they called Outgoing Orange and Playful Purple. These are also thermal, which makes this marble a little bit more fun.
There are a couple of key things to a good water marble using the classic dipping method. Let’s break it down:
- The water. Best thing I can tell you to use is a room temperature bottle of water. I tend to avoid using from the tap, because it tends to have too many chemicals.
- The polish. There are a lot of great marble polishes both in and out of the indie world. The polishes I used for this marble are a good example as well as the highly covered Pipe Dream neons. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t get your hands on indies, I have personally found Sally Hasen Insta-Dri and Xtreme lines to work great.
- The tool. When you are designing in the water you’re going to want to use something thin, think needle tip. I picked up a box of 1000 toothpicks for a dollar and after each line I throw it away. It’s important for the tip to be clean for each line or else you might mess it up.
- The workspace. Honestly, you’re going to want a comfortable table to work with. With water marbles, time is of the essence so you need to have things at a arms length. Also no fan or AC. If you have even the slightest gust of breeze it will dry out your marble before it has a chance to blossom.
This is after removing the liquid latex and without any futher clean up. Now you understand why I adore using liquid latex for my water marbles, no more having to worry about clean up afterwards. Best. Invention. Ever.
I wish I had the setup to record my marble in action, but I’m still working on that. I hope the photos help though and it gives you guys the courage to try the dipping method out. It’s all about practice and patience! Keep hope alive, haha. I really hope you have enjoyed this post and be sure to give me a visit if my quirkiness hasn’t scared you off. Thanks again Alps for having me today!
Thank you very much Rose for sharing such lovely water marble nail design. While i enjoy doing water marble nails making decals, I can never get my water marble right doing traditional dipping method. I shall follow your tips and tricks and try it once again. Please do visit Rose’s blog www.ManicuredandMarvelous.com to see more of her amazing nail art. You will also find my guest post on her blog today Here. 😉