Thursday, March 4, 2010

NOTD: St. Patrick's Day Water Marble + Tutorial

Well, with the posting of this I am now current with my own NOTDs, although I have a couple of guest pics to edit & post.  Tomorrow is Friday & I hope to have time this weekend for comments ... well, I know you've heard that before but I'm serious this time!  I will be caught up with all my comments by Monday.  I'm going to force myself LOL, no matter what else comes up.

On to the marbling.  My base color for this was Sally Hanson White On, and then I used White On, SH Emerald City & SH Glow for the marbling.  I was going to use a gold but none of the ones I tried were cooperating with the greens in the cup.  Trial & error are always part of a water marble.

Every water marble I have a few favorite nails ... this time it is my right pinky, for the design that's placed exactly how I wanted, then my left thumb because the white showed up so well, and strangely enough my left index for the opposite reason, because it has the most of the darker green =)  But overall, I think all the nails ended up with good designs, all different of course but flowing with each other:


Here's the tutorial:


Thanks for reading =)

~Colette

31 comments:

  1. So pretty! I never had the courage to try marbling :(

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  2. It's very very very cool, but i think that is very difficult to do!! How many time do you spend to do all the nails?

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  3. Your tutorials are so helpful, I think I know what I've been doing wrong...next mani will be a marble attempt I think. :) Thanks Colette!

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  4. uhhh - I totally just slipped off my seat.....OMG - I have got to try this technique!!!!

    :B
    ~Tiffani

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  5. Fantastic! Reminds of lucky clovers! :)

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  6. Great!
    Like the colors and like the marble... <3

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  7. So perfect !! Once again, this is a great marble ^^ I tried this technique following your videos, but the second drop of polish never goes as it should ... I don't know why :(

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  8. This is a really pretty bunch of colors together. Great job!!!!

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  9. Soooooo pretty!! You are turning into the water marble queen!! SInce my styrofoam cup mishap I havne't attempted to marble again - this design and color combo make me want to give it another go.

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  10. I was gonna do a YT tutorial on this exact look next week. GOD I am SO loving this...and I'm not even Irish!
    GORGEOUS!

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  11. These are gorgeous! You are such a pro at water marbling! Wish mine looked as good as yours. I always look forward to see what marbling look you're gonna do next. Keep it up! They are beautiful

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  12. Colette, you are a master at water marbling. <3

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  13. Ow I so wanna learn how to do it... but cant pull myself together to try this :P its seems to be quite a mess hehe :D but simply stunning :D

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  14. Wonderful! I may have to try this myself!

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  15. This is fantastic. I always love your marbles, but this green one is especially lovely.

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  16. I freakin' looooove this! GREAT job!

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  17. EVERYONE - Thank you so much! I seem to get a great response for my marbles so I've really been trying to do videos unless I have a good reason not to =) Every one is different & learning experience for me.

    CAH-NOSSOVICIO - From start to finish a full water marble manicure takes me around an hour

    AYUU - there are so many factors, if the water is filtered & room temp, it may be the polish color.

    BROOKE - OMG that dissolving styrofoam video you posted had me watching with my jaw dropped! It's only pure luck that I had paper my first time LOL.

    RIJAH - I always use LOTS of paper towels around my work area LOL. As long as you plan ahead it's not too bad =)

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  18. Hi from your newest follower and fellow polish blogger! Great job! I am gonna HAVE to try this for myself! It looks FANTASTIC!!! :)

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  19. *O*

    Wowww so pretty!!!
    And the tutorial is great, it's better than lots of the ones I've seen. I may try this in the summer, when I have the extra hours that it will undoubtedly take me to do this. smh!


    Small question though, and sorry if it's stupid, but do you recreate the pattern in the bowl for every nail you do? Thanks in advance!

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  20. VIBRANT V - Thank you =)

    ANONYMOUS - You can dip more than one nail at a time, but usually I just do one because then it's easier to get the best part of the design =)

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  21. we relly love n like this type of nail art .... but i want to know how the others drops spread after first drop..!!! we tried a lot.. but couldnt got success...

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  22. Hello Colette, I am a newbie and I LOVE your tutorials. I have watched them over and over. I showed them to my daughter and now she does hers and mine. I keep trying, I just haven't been able to master it, but I will. I love all your designs.
    Thanks. I have watched for hours and hours. I really Love the marbling. Keep them coming I will be watching. Your fan Kitty.

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  23. Hi, I love your videos with nails. :-) It's still trying but I still have the same result as you. :-( Maybe I am wrong nail polish. Otherwise, it can not explain. My nail polish do not want to dissolve. You have a special nail polish? Or just not with everyone? Thank you for your reply. Stana

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  24. STANA - Are you using room temperature filtered water? Also keep in mind that not all polish works - the brand doesn't really matter but every color is different in the water & it just takes a lot of trial & error to find the ones that work well. You want one with good pigmentation, maybe a little on the thick side but thin enough to drip & above all slow-drying. HTH =)

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