Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NOTD: Four Leaf Clover Water Marble + Tutorial

This one was (obviously) for St. Patrick's Day =)  It took some doing to find the right colors, to get a very small inner circle that would fit a whole clover on my nail.  Base color is Orly Wandering Vine, then the marbling is done with WV & Orly Green Apple - I used the darker color as the base because I didn't want GA to be quite as bright as it is in the bottle:


IIRC, I was attempting to place them all similarly - but then I may have given up & just gone for randomness once that failed LOL.  Either way, I was very happy with the final results, and here are a few of my favorites:


And of course here is the tutorial:



I thought at the time that with a little tweaking &  some different colors, this basic design would also work really well to do a butterfly marble - but I haven't gotten around to actually trying it yet.  One more thing on my miles-long to-do list LOL.

Went to the State Fair yesterday - AWESOME time as always, and my cousin joined our family mob this year so we were 6-strong wandering around.  Of course I will have some Fair Food to show you guys - I'm thinking I may turn it into a slideshow this year, but I haven't decided for sure yet.  I didn't quite get to everything I wanted - but that's what trip #2 on Saturday is for!

Thanks for reading.

~Colette

19 comments:

  1. I remember seeing this when you first did it - looks great))

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  2. I love it. Your marbles always look flawless. I keep trying to do water marbles, but I can never get my polish to spread after the first drop. I've tried different polish, different cups, different temperatures of water, filtered, spring, and tap water, (never had distilled in the house, so not that), placed drops as quickly as possible and still my bullseye fails to spread after the first drop. If you know what might help, would you consider writing a post about troubleshooting a problematic water marble?

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  3. I have the same problems!! Mine never spread and I have tried everything! I gave up!

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  4. Oh man I absolutely LOVE this one! You're so talented.

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  5. OMG! you ARE a true artist! Love your work!!
    I tried doing some but ended up with a big mess all over lol. I think I might give it another go.
    Check out my blog if you can!
    Cheers!
    http://sifascorner.blogspot.com/

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  6. I absolutely adore this! Just wanted to say also, I discovered your blog last week & have spent hours ogling your gorrrrgeeeouussss work, hahaha. You're so creative! Keep up the awesome work!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! What an amazing job!

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  8. That's so cool! What a great idea!

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  9. I saw this in the side bar of another blog and it just freaked me out, it is that good! Wow!

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  10. Wow, awesome.
    Look so simple to do, but when i'm trying, but not easy :(

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  11. omg... OMG!

    You never cease to amaze me ♥

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  12. Hello !

    This is an amaaaaaaazing watermarble !
    Love it !

    I love this kind of nail art too !

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