Like the time when I was using a plastic cup and it split (luckily I had newspaper under it!)
Or the time when I decided not to tape and used vaseline, only to end up in the biggest of messes.
Or the time when I figured I'd use a plastic bag to lay on the water then allow it to dry and transfer it over to my nails like I did on my fire nails... oh wait that's this time! I transferred my polish onto plastic rather than dipping my fingers in, then peeled the polish off once dry. I applied it to a slightly tacky layer of nail envy and topping it off with some W7 diamond top coat. What I like about this way of marbling is it means I have more control over which part of the design ends up on my nails. What I didn't like was polish bubbles forming and leaving holes in the polish, although this was fixable.
Here's some of the marbles on their plastic freezer bags. They're on a glass coaster I use to stop me getting polish all over the breakfast bar, so there's some random splodges on there!
Generally my water marbling skills are zero, although I've figured (only whilst doing this post) that I'm putting too many rings of polish in the water. Less is more. Stop at six drops Emma!
I used the same Barry M Gelly Polishes along with Suzi Says Feng Shui and Jade is the New Black which I've used for my last couple of posts. The polishes were great to work with and I'm sure anyone capable of this technique will be able to execute a perfect design using them. Any how these are the reasons why I shouldn't try to water marble.
Next time I think it will be a good idea to try again and that maybe this time I'll be successful I will revisit these pictures and remind myself not to!