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Monday, April 16, 2012

Monday Marble

Happy Monday! Today I have a water marble to share with you. This one came about when a Facebook group that I am in decided to do a group marble. It was set that we would all do a marble this weekend, post photos in the group by Sunday, and then post on our blogs on Monday.

At the end of this post, you will find an Inlinkz collection (similar to the one that I used in my dotting tool contest) which will eventually host all of the links to our marbles. If you have a second, make sure to check out their work! :)


For this marble, I started with a base of China Glaze White On White. I wanted the colors of the marble to end up as true to bottle as possible, and the white base helps accomplish that.

Then I marbled together China Glaze High Hopes, China Glaze Four Leaf Clover, and China Glaze First Mate. I am so happy with the way these colors turned out together! It seems kind of vintage to me for some reason.


I had a hell of a time with my ring fingernail. If you'll notice, I was going for a kind of uniform pattern on each nail this time, instead of random patterns like the last time that I did a marble. The problem was that my ring finger kept coming out wrong. It would look nothing like the others and mess the whole manicure up! So I redid that probably 8 times... which was super aggravating. At least I eventually got it to work!

The other thing that I had a lot of trouble with on this manicure was getting the colors to photograph properly. Four Leaf Clover kept looking Tiffany blue, and High Hopes was too orange. I think I finally got the photos to a place where I am pleased with them, but it took a LOT LOT LOT of intensive color correcting of each individual color.


 

54 comments:

  1. i really like how yours are the same pattern. i have yet to master that one.

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  2. Looks fantastic! I would say you are well on your way to mastering the water marble!

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  3. Gorgeous as usual, Sarah! Love the color choices too, they really pop!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors you used!

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  5. ADOREI ESTA COMBINACAO DE CORES! PARABENS...

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  6. I really like the retro feel of your watermarble! Cool! :)

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  7. Love it! Really makes me want to try water marbling again!

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  8. They're so perfectly made! I really envy you since every time I try they don't come out right :(

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  9. Looks amazing and very clean! I'm scared to try marbling!

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  10. Looks great! I love the design.

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  11. Your ring finger is actually my favorite of all of them. Your color combination is fantastic!

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  12. These are perfect! They are well worth the time and effort you put into them.:)

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  13. Love it!! The other ladies did a great job as well.

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  14. Love the colors you used! Well worth the effort, these are gorgeous.

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  15. I LOVE IT - it does look vintage!! and the colors together are amazing!! love the pattern - the colors - the hole thing! congrats!!!

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  16. Totally awesome colour combo! Love it! :)

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  17. This has inspired me to have a go and do my first ever water marble! I discovered Its so much more fun than writing essays!!

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  18. I sooo need to master water marbles it's not even funny!! I love all of these!!

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  19. This marble is amazingly perfect :)

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  20. Amazing colors!!! It looks SOOOOOOO perfect!!!

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  21. Love this.... I have tried water marbling a few times and get a few to turn out but never all 10. It is reassuring that I am not the only one doing things 8 times to get it right

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  22. Gorgeous- water marbling sounds so difficult to me, but you create such a stunning effect! Very talented.

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  23. Your marble is gorgeous! I have done a couple, but I can never get the polish to spread for enough rings. I put in maybe 5-6 drops and then it stops spreading. I'm not sure what the problem is - I am going to try distilled water next time instead of just bottled water, maybe that will help. It sucks because I get a wispy look, which is cool in it's own way, but I really want it to look more like this.

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    1. It may be because of the water, but it can also be because of your polishes... some work for marbles, some don't!

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  24. Ooooh I like this very much!

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  25. Sweet! This does look really retro, it reminds me of Scandinavian flight attendants outfits from the 60s. Ha ha!

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  26. Your water marbling is PERFECT! I love the color combination and how flawless it is!

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  27. This is simply amazing!! WOWOWOWOW O.O

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  28. This is amazing! I really love the colours and the marbling is so well done!

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  29. Wow! This is amazing, I'm drooling over here! How do you water marble so perfectly?! I am so jealous, I can't water marble to save my life! Any chance you could do a tutorial? :)

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    1. Erin, check out Colette on YouTube! It's where I learned everything I know about marbling... http://www.youtube.com/user/SimpleLittlePleasues

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  30. I'm glad you mentioned your base color. I wasn't sure if you could do that so I didn't. Now I know. I love the colors. They did make me think retro. I hope I can get as good at marbling as you are.

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  31. very pretty, mine are always so "random" looking....yours look like they belong together!!!

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  32. Best color combo in any water marble I've seen yet! It seems that all the water marbles I've seen use colors that are the same brand. Is that a coincidence, or does it work best that way?

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    1. I think it may be a coincidence... I marble with China Glaze right now because I have heard that it is the easiest brand to work with for this technique, but I know of a lot of ladies that mix brands without trouble!

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  33. So many awesome marbles. Wow. I haven't been brave enough to try it yet. I'm such a chicken.

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  34. Gorgeous! The colors are amazing and I love that you did the same pattern on each nail. :) You must be really patient if you redid the ring finger 8 times!! :D

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  35. You are so good at marbling I'm jealous! I wanna try marbling too!

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  36. It is beautiful! I love the color combo and I find it very retro too :) you are so patient doing your ring finger several times to achieve the desired effect... lol!

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  37. I don't think there is one accurate photo on the web of Four Leaf Clover - it just hates cameras. Great design.

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  38. This is just AWESOME!!! I always find it hard to find polishes that actually work for marbling! Great colors :)

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