Nail Ideas: Floral Water Marble!

Annnnddd I'm back with another nail art! I'm on a roll these days! ;) There seem to be quite a few nail art contests recently and since I'm on a holiday, there's no reason why I shouldn't give them a shot, right?

So I decided to try my hand at a floral nail art contest hosted by Kayla at Nails by Kayla Shevonne.
After seeing a few beautiful floral water marbles, I've decided to give water marbling a shot again and here's what I've got:


Wheeee~~ Finally a successful water marble for myself!! :e

If you have been following us for a while, you may have noticed my water marbling fail a few months ago. So what did I do right this time? Filtered water. I swear it made all the difference in the world! You should definitely give it a shot if you are having trouble with getting the polishes to spread.

The only thing I've yet to work out is the bubbles. I got an enormous bubble on my index finger that refused to go down and popped in the most dramatic fashion (by leaving that gaping hole) when I applied top coat. :f What a way to burst my bubble - just when I thought I finally mastered water marbling too! Ah wells.


So what do you think of water marbling? Do you have any tips or pointers?

xoxo,
mich

18 comments:

  1. They look great!

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  2. Lena Loves NailsMay 25, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    These are so pretty! And maybe a little jealous your petals came out soooo good :) They look perfect :)

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  3. Very pretty! Love the colours you chose :)

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  4. So pretty!! I can never get water marbling right :/

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  5. Thank you!! Glad you like it! ^_^

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  6. Thank you! You should try it more! As they say, practice makes perfect ;)

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  7. i've just come across your blog *through bloglovin.
    i love this design...how did you get it to mimick a flower?

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  8. Thank you Deyna! Glad you like it! ^_^
    I built up the bull's eye for the water marble and then dragged a toothpick from the outer rings to the center to create the petals :)

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  9. I love this! And whenever I have a huge bubble in my lacquer (it sometimes happens with sponging) I pop it carefully with an orange stick, and then I use an orange stick dipped in the color where the bubble is and fill it up. After topcoat it's mostly invisible!

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  10. Thank you!! <3 Don't give up! I'd watched and read plenty of tutorials and tips and tricks before I could get right too! :)

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  11. That is ingenious!!! D: I have to try that someday!! Thank you Deborah! <3

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  12. Hey there in the beginning I wasted lots of bottles of polish. My polish wouldn't spread. Because my water was not room temp. Using. Trial and error I made my own filter water. Easy. I started collecting left over clean water (kettle water). I used empty bottles to store. I placed the paper towel (filter) over an empty cup and poured my stored water in to my filter. Once my cup was full I emptied it to an empty water bottle. I found using this water my polish formed perfect bulleyes. And stayed liquid must longer 2mins then when using normal tap water. Even polish I struggled with seem to wrk. It really boils down to the water because if u use warm water polish doesn't set . If u use cold water polish harden no circles. U could always try keeping water out over night and see. If that doesn't work try using my home made filter method.

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  13. This is gorgeous!  My water marbling attempts never work out.

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  14. Ahh.. I shall keep that in mind! Thank you! ^_^

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  15. Actually beautiful marble... I've been doing it for awhile now and with research and time everything improves. I enjoy it, I take some time and have fun with it but I'm getting faster. I always take my water from a britta filter, and leave over night covered to not get impurities in water. Works very well. You can always have a separate small one for just your marbles unrefrigerated if you want but my method works for me. If you dip your finger at the right angle you don't get as many air bubbles, you can also slightly wave your finger in the water after clearing off the polish before taking it out of the water and be slow putting your finger in and out of the water so as to not desturb and cause more air bubbles occurring. Same brands work well together if your just learning like opi works well together, Sally Hansen and china glaze. Avoid cream textures and too much sparkles as beginner. Working up to those is better. Other than that.. Your doing great! Looks awesome! Hope my tips help... And love the home made filter ideas and some tips listed below.

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  16. Lol...don't give up... I remember my first 3 attempts.... Aweful........ First time I used normal tape water... Wrong temp....wow... Horrible..... 2 nd attempt I didn't tape.... What a mess... Wrong polish too.... Clumpy mess... Waited a month... Tried again.... 3rd attempt from britta but too cold....got it on but wasn't my bet job... But slowly got better with research and my attempts got really good after that...I was very surprised how easy it was... I think I thought it was more difficult and I just needed the correct steps.... Good luck!

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