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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2011 05:50:15 PM »

here's some links for you burnt muffin, and holliehood, maybe some of the tips will help you figure out what was going on?

This one is one I referenced: http://diynaildesigns.com/2010/07/18/tie-dye-nail-art-ideas-with-water-marbling/

Some things to add to it: Out of the things it lists, I used a toothpick for the swirling. I don't suggest skipping the tape part, it's pretty helpful. After you do each nail (or two) drag the toothpick across the water a couple times and it'll lift off the extra polish so your water is clean for the next go. Also, I noticed that at first the nail polish was hardening very fast and wouldn't spread out on the water. I think the water was too warm; so watch out for that. When I dropped colors in from too high they sank to the bottom, so drip them in fast, but not from too high up.

This youtube video (which I found just now looking for that tute above haha) looks great, mentions some of the things I said above, and has amazing nails. Though she goes very slowly! My nail polish dried much faster so I only got like 3 or 4 rings in my bullseyes and obviously didn't marble as evenly Tongue http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OO3NO29L50U

hope that helps! I'd love to see what you come up with!
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2011 06:13:14 PM »

I did my marbling on paper and some boxes but I am sure it'd work on nails...it'd just take a little longer to dry but it'd probably last a long time. Also, I was thinking...for the masking around the edges maybe try a thick cream lotion so you don't get the leak under around the tape. It might make for easier clean up.
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2011 06:31:53 PM »

wow! that is so beautiful!!!
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2011 06:50:11 PM »

These are so awesome! I thought the air bubble was a gem... lol

That might be a great way to camouflage an air bubble!
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2011 07:25:13 AM »

I'm totally going to try this tonight! how cool!
does it work on shorter nails?
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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2011 08:01:42 AM »

So, this is amazing...
I'm definitely going to try this today
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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2011 04:05:59 PM »

For those who want to try it, I hope you take pictures! Since they never come out the same it would be interesting to see everyone's.

I'm totally going to try this tonight! how cool!
does it work on shorter nails?

Definitely! you might want to try making the design smaller/not as spread out so more of it fits on your nails, but I don't see any reason it wouldn't work.
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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2011 08:59:57 PM »

Oh my lord!!!! I'm currently just staring at my nails wishing for them to grow so I can do this...
AWESOME!
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2011 01:30:43 AM »


Anyone have any tips for not getting air bubbles like in the last pic?


I read once that shaking the newly painted nail in the water after removing the excess polish will pop any air bubbles, but I've never tried it myself.
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2011 08:32:05 PM »

Very nice looking! If those are your natural nails grown out to that length then I'll be jealous as hell!
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