Wednesday, 24 August 2016

WMPW: Red chevron watermarble

Earlier this month I decided to join in another nail art challenge, Watermarble Practice Wednesdays run by @apolishedcolleen on Instagram. I had to miss out on last week's prompt as I was catching up on work, so I'm glad to be back today with this week's theme, red.

Red and white chevron watermarble featuring Leighton Denny 'Feel the Burn'
Bottle: Leighton Denny 'Feel the Burn'
Check out the full post for more details and photos!

As my previous two entries to WMPW were swirly watermarbles, I decided to try out a different pattern this week. I briefly experimented with the heart-pattern watermarble, given the red theme, but quickly abandoned it as it's very tricky to get right! I settled for some chevrons instead.

Red and white chevron watermarble featuring Leighton Denny 'Feel the Burn'

The red polish is Leighton Denny 'Feel the Burn', which spread very well on the water, and the ivory-white is Cirque Colors 'Don't Forget the Cannoli'. I took these photos under direct sunlight to minimise the light glare on my nails, but it did mean that the red is appearing much brighter in the photos than it actually does in person.

Red and white chevron watermarble featuring Leighton Denny 'Feel the Burn'
Close-up: ring finger
I'm very pleased with how this turned out; once I figure out how the polishes work together on the water and what pattern I want to 'draw', the process is surprisingly quick. Someday I will try to film a video of myself watermarbling, but I'm avoiding it for now as I'm still relatively new to this technique and have a lot of trials and errors to go through.

Red and white chevron watermarble featuring Leighton Denny 'Feel the Burn'

Thanks for reading - I'll be back this Friday with my next ABC Challenge design for the letter 'Q' - stay tuned!


2 comments :

  1. Its beautiful. Your water marbling is perfect. I suck at it. So I am waiting for your tutorial :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I had to experiment a lot with many different polishes to find the ones that work. And I still rely on other people's tutorials for watermarbling :)

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