The 4 leaf clover marble

Remember that I promised to show you the result of my hard practice in water marble? So today felt like the right time. And so I have to show you not one, but two different marbles that I did during my practice. Warning - very picture heavy post!
Water Marble Orly Green Apple Ga-De Green Sapphire

So I was working on that marble and along the way I learnt some interesting things. 
  • Only distilled water. Simple filtered water just wouldn't work for me. 
  • The temperature is crucial.  Saying "room temperature" isn't right. The water and the polish have to be both in the same temperature. So just storing them at the same place did that for me. 
  • Different polishes affect on each other. If you were using polish A and polish B, and A didn't spread properly, the immediate thing was changing A. But sometimes, you just have to change B and try again. 
  • Another thing about the polishes is - when I dip my orange stick into the middle of the design to make the center clearer and more condensed, some polishes tend to spread more and then the center becomes thin or even a whole with no polish in it. This was another sign for me to use a different polish.
  • Each polish is affected by it's surrounding area. That is - if polish A worked perfect for me, it won't necessarily work the same for you. 
So as you can see, it's all a matter of trial and error... 

Ok, now to the pictures. First marble is made using Life #321 and Orly Green Apple, and I managed to get 4 clovers. The 5th one just wouldn't turn out for me...  I used Color Club Perfect Molten as base. The sparkles are China Glaze Fairy Dust top coat. 
Water Marble Orly Green Apple Life 321

Water Marble Orly Green Apple Life 321

Water Marble Orly Green Apple Life 321

Water Marble Orly Green Apple Life 321

Water Marble Orly Green Apple Life 321

Water Marble Orly Green Apple Life 321
In my next trial I finally managed to get all five clovers! Ha! Nailed it!!!  I used Ge-De Green Sapphire and Orly Ancient Jade. Same Color Club Perfect Molten as base and Glisten and Glow HK Girl top coat.
Ah yes.... this was just before cleaning up. So here's an example of what you should NOT do: do not underestimate the importance of taping your fingers before dipping them in the water. Just to make it clear, this took me almost 3 hours to clean. Took me less then 5 minutes to take it off before the next mani... 
Water Marble Orly Green Apple Ga-De Green Sapphire

Water Marble Orly Green Apple Ga-De Green Sapphire

Water Marble Orly Green Apple Ga-De Green Sapphire

Water Marble Orly Green Apple Ga-De Green Sapphire

Water Marble Orly Green Apple Ga-De Green Sapphire

Water Marble Orly Green Apple Ga-De Green Sapphire
Ok, so to sum it up I can say that: 1. Practice do make perfect. 2. I like water marble and 3. I don't hate green polish anymore! I hope you too. And just in case you would like to remember all my green week manis, just click each image below to get to its post. 

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7 comments :

Be fashion Be glamour said...

Amazing!i love the first one:)Kisses muuuaaaakkk

Ashesela K said...

These are so awesome!!! :D I am terrible at water marblin!

Yun, The Polish Hideout said...

Both marbles turned out great! I especially like the first one. The green colors you chose for that one and the fairy dust you added are just so pretty! :-)

~ Yun

Cin O said...

I love green. I haven't tried water marble yet.

LuvMyLacquer said...

These are so awesome! Green is my favorite color and water marbling is my favorite kind of nail art =) I love this!!

Raggio di Luna said...

I agree: 1. Practice do make perfect (I admit, I don't practice water marble, so I shouldn't complain and cry about being "in war" with water marble...) 2. I like water marble (I adore it...!) 3. I don't hate green polish anymore! (I learned to love it..!)
Your water marble manicures are simply awesome! :-) I also like all of your green manicures! :-)

Gosia said...

What I learned from your post:
1. You are the queen of marbles!!! If I ever need advice on these I'm coming to you!
2. I somewhat don't hate greens anymore... Especially when I look at your perfect sparkly clovers!
3. You just reinforced what I knew: I will never be doing a water marble!! Especially after reading all your tips... Waaaay too much pain in the ass to make sure everything is perfect and then you can still screw up.. And then the cleanup time!!! No thank you... I'll just have another martini :))

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