I suppose I should admit at this point that water marbling is my nemesis. If you thought the gradient was bad, well I was dreading this bad boy.
The basic thing that I don't like is the mess. First time I did this one out of 5 nails looked part way decent. But in the process of doing this I wrecked a table and spilt acetone on my clothes. I cannot abide the vaseline fingers and I am not very good at the clean up which means if I don't use the vaseline I end up looking like I fell over in a dulux mixing pot.
This time I decided to go back to basics. We did silk marbling in school using oils and water. So, I figure I just had to adapt this process to my fingers. So, instead of sticking my fingers into the pot of despair known as the water cup I walloped a bit of paper in. This was part successful, but the varnish dried into the paper, not on top. So, I moved onto something more water tight and grabbed a sandwich bag. This worked perfectly.
Final part of my plan was to leave this to dry overnight out of the way of the puppy and this morning I cut the plastic up roughly into fingernail sizes and peeled the varnish of it. Sorted. All I needed to do then was roughly paint my nails with one of the colours I had already used yesterday, then stick the bits of nail varnish onto it. A splash of Seche Vite, left to dry, and then I carefully removed the excess from around my nail.
Without blowing my own trumpet I think they look mighty fine. The only thing I would do differently next time is to include brighter colours and more glittery business.
The polishes I used are
No7 Betty Blues
No7 Minty Fresh
No7 Poolside Blue
Models Own Aqua Violet
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