December 4, 2011

31 Days of Christmas - Day 4

I did my first water marble today! It went really well for it being my very first time, and I look forward to doing more in the future (when I have wayyy more time and some better water on hand)!! I used China Glaze Poinsettia as my base and marbled L'Oreal Amazon's Flash (the gold polish from the Project Runway collection) and Sally Hansen XtremeWear Celeb City (my fave silver).


There's lots of polish residue left on my fingers, especially my ring and pinkie fingers, which is crazy obvious in this picture. I smeared Vaseline all over my fingers to make clean-up easier instead of taping my cuticle area, but I might experiment and try that method next time.

My favorite fingers are my middle and pinkie; my ring finger isn't very distinct and my pointer finger was sort of an accident/experiment to see what would happen with some leftovers remaining in the cup. I am so proud of myself for finally water marbling! It was super fun, even though it was messy. I look forward to trying more marbles in the future, and specifically, doing an actual water marble design and getting it to transfer (like flowers or poinsettias)


 

Have you water marbled before? Any tips or tricks you want to share? Let me know!

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