Wednesday, February 10, 2010

NOTD: Vday Water Marble + Tutorial

So, I thought I should do a Valentine's Day water marble (a couple days ago ... this was Tuesday's NOTD).  I'm pretty happy with the way the design turned out, but I really was not loving the pink on me.  Really not sure why but it bugged me a little bit all day.

I usually - but not always - stick with the same brand for all colors of a water marble.  It's not that different brands don't work together, more that when you stick to the same brand, they're more likely to have the same consistency, and therefore a more even spread .. but even then that's not always true.  The 2 main rules to great water marbles:  Practice & Experiment. 

For my base color I used Sally Hansen Petite Pink, then I marbled with that & Sally Hanson Beet Stain & Sally Hanson Tassel:


It was late when I finished this & apparently I forgot to take pics like I usually do when I finish under the natural lamp, so sorry about that ... but hopefully you'll forgive me since I did do a tutorial =)  When I polled if people would like to see more water marbles with different colors, or only new designs, the results were evenly split 50/50 ... so I guess half of you maybe don't care about this but for the rest, here you go:



More to come =) Thanks for reading.

~Colette

62 comments:

  1. Colette, this is so gorgeous, my mouth fell open when I saw it! I really need to try this. Have you tried making a heart design by drawing the orange stick through the bullseye once down the middle? I'm not sure if that's possible or how it would turn out, but I'd be interested to see you try it. BTW, did you see all the new Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear colors on their website? Michelle
    PS: I looked at you polish stash doc. I'm so jealous! I think you forgot one, Psyche Pink Konad Special Polish :)

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  2. Awesome Tutorial, some of the tips were just from watching closely...I think I'll try this again over the weekend. Thanks for putting this together!

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  3. Wow, wow, WOW!
    This is the *very best* water marble I've ever seen!!!

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  4. omg this is so awesome! i am so gonna try this out when i take off my current polish! :D

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  5. This marble is perfect ! You did it great ! Thanks for the video ^^

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  6. wonderful and beautiful! What a great tut!

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  7. Waaaah!!! Why can't I do this?!!!

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  8. I'm not a fan of nail art, but I LOVE the water marbles, and this is one of the prettiest I have EVER seen! It's just gorgeous.

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  9. Neato. I really need to try this.

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  10. Wow, that looks amazing, you are so talented at marbling!

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  11. i left a comment on your video - SO PRETTY!!

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  12. That is a really amazing video tutorial. Thank you so much for teaching me how to do it. I will be trying this out sometime. Your finished product is so amazing!

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  13. MICHELLE - Wow, you are good, I did miss that one somehow! I've updated the main sheet, I'll have to upload the corrected version soon =)

    ELIZABETH - AINOS - KRISSY - AYUU - YARDSTICKS - Thank you =)

    B -It's something that's so hard until you finally get it, then you can't stop doing it =)

    ANGIE - AAREN - TERESA - GILDEDANGEL - BEATRIZ - NIHRIDA - CRYSTAL POLISH - Thank you =)

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  14. Hi, my name is Heather and I have been a nail tech for over ten years. I came across this technique and was brown away. I love it.!!! I am going to try this right away. Thank you for sharing. Two questions. Have you done just the tip of the nail and can you do more then one finger at a time? Haven't come across any examples of this yet. Thanks again.

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  15. ANON - Thanks! I haven't done it myself, but you can do just the tip by taping off the bed of your nail & just leaving the end open. I usually do just 1 so I get the best part of the design, but some are suitable for 2 fingers & I've done as many as 3, which is as many will fit in my cup =)

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  16. I like the design...I will try this i hope i can get it...I am planning to put up my own nail salon..im sure this will help..thanks

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  17. what fot water do you need ??
    x

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  18. Thank you!
    These nails are wonderful!

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  19. This is SO PRETTY :)
    I dont have as long nails as you do, but I will try and make my own marble nails :)
    Love your blog btw.. added you to my blog :)

    hugs

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  20. Hi,

    Love it. Thanks for sharing.

    Two questions.

    1. What kind of tape did u use?
    2. What is an orange stick?

    I live in Australia therefore I am not familiar with an orange stick.

    Thanks

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    1. An orange stick is the same as a cuticle stick for us

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  21. plz temme d nail paint brands dat can b used for water marblin!
    weneva i try doin it d nail paint does not spread!
    do i hav 2 see netin specifically while buyin a nail paint for water marblin?

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  22. it is sooo cool,but wat d we do if we do not have exactly the same brand of nail polish?

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  23. i love ur nail art but and havin trouble with do it, and frm trinidad and tobago and i use bottle water and some nail polish i had there. is their and special nail polish i should use i reaaly love ur work and really wolud like to do it some of ur nails art, plz help. :)

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  24. ADORABLE! That's like the coolest thing ever and I'm way excited to try it. My roommate and I are going to try doing it tomorrow and we're totally blown away that this works. Your video is so extremely helpful. Thanks so much for sharing with everyone!

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  25. C'est genial! na prawdę swietne, so cool! thanks a lot for video

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  26. would you tell me how i can prepare "the marble water"...please

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  27. i am mainly curious as to if the best result relies on a fake nail rather than i natural nail? or is the result the same?

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  28. ANON - it's room temperature filtered water

    ANON - just scotch tape - an orange stick is a wooden manicure tool, basically a long pointy stick like a big toothpick – you can use anything with a fine point =)

    ANON - you can use any brand of polish, but not every color works =)

    ANNA - it's just room temperature filtered water

    ANON - I've never tried it on fake nails but the result should be the same =)

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  29. is this only water or something else?

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  30. ANON - it's room temperature filtered water =)

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  31. I would like to know if there is anything special I have to add to the water, because it seems it's not working as the way I see it on the videos thanks

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  32. :) i want to ask a question
    how we choose the right one nail polish to do this water marble nail art?

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  33. because there are not spread

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  34. CYNTHIA - finding the right polish is all trial & error - also are you using room temperature filtered water?

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  35. is it really needed to used filterd water???can we use the simple water,no the filterd one?

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  36. ANON - I always use room temperature filtered water from a Brita pitcher because most tap water is too hard & the polish will not spread as well. Bottled is also usually OK as long as there are no additives. You can check out my water comparison under the Tips & Tricks playlist to see the difference =)

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  37. Une petite Suisse qui poste un commentaire, parceque je trouve juste ça incroyable !! BRAVO :)

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  38. i have a question on how you got your blog how it is because mines just a blank page and wont do anything so i was wondering if theres a button to push or something!........PLEASE HELP!!!!!

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  39. SADIE - well, you have to write posts LOL, and if you want widgets & stuff in the sidebar you have to set it up on the design tab =)

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  40. So so awesome! Gonna try this out now even though Valentines has passed. it's badass!

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  41. hey buddy,

    I have recently created a blog of nails arts: http://beautiful-nail-art-design.blogspot.com/
    And I was wondering if you would like to exchange links with my blog.

    You may aware that exchanging links would be a mutually beneficial arrangement and also very helpful in increasing traffic or visitors for both the websites. If you are interested in exchanging links, please feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience and I will send you more details.

    Regards,
    Pari.

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  42. love this! i just marbled my nails with almost the same colors this weekend! i will be posting it soon

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  43. impressive nail art... and even though i dont need it now but who know in the future it can be handy to know this :P
    and i was impressed that you have thousands of followers and still you make it a point to reply to their queries! very impressive... best of luck...

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  44. Love this technique but I am getting very frustrated! I can get everything right apart from transferring the design onto the nail. Every time I put my nail in and remove the excess but when I lift the nail from the water it just looks a big gloopy mess! Do you have any advice which may prevent this?

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    1. Just an idea, have you tried different brands to see if that avoids the gloopy look?

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  45. Amazing tutorial. I haven't thought that water can also be a way to have an exquisite design for your nails. I really love it. Maybe I'll try this sometimes.

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  46. Very cool. I was wondering if by any chance you know if this technique will work to create an art piece? For example marbling a canvas.

    Chris Romo.

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  47. Hello Colette,

    I love your blogs, I have been trying the marble look and I love it, I just have one suggestion. Let everyone know not to work in an area that has air blowing on the cup, such as the AC (air conditioner) or heat. Because it dries the polish very quickly and makes it difficult to draw the orange stick through the polish and you end up wasting a lot of polish. It is just a suggestion.

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  48. Colette,

    Do you thin your polish down? Because mine does not spread like your's does.

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  50. Wow! That's awesome.

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  51. Always admired nail art but not enough to want to wear it. Marbling however is awesome fun. I'm loving the technique as much as the pretty end result. Great tutorial. I was wondering how to get my patterns looking more interesting. Can't wait to try the way you do it. Thanks =)

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  52. May i know what brand are you using?

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  53. hey it was lovely.I have tried with some of the colours but its not spreading. are there any specific brands to use?

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