Water marble and dotting with Orly

Friday, November 23, 2012

I love water marbles. But they are completely temperamental. Some days they work and some days they just don't cooperate at all.

Today the water marble gods were on my side. The polish spread on the water well and dried quickly - although almost too quickly.

I used Orly Decided, Shockwave, Terra Mauve and Basket Case. Orly works quite well for marbling. I started off with a base color of Orly Decided and then rotated the colors in the water. I'm not going to go into the how-to so much in this post. I have another post that shows the how-to here and there are some amazing instructional videos available on line.

After I finished the marbling I used a dotting tool and applied a few flowers and dots using contrasting colors. Dotting on top of the marble can help hide those annoying little air bubbles you get sometimes. 

Water marble nail art with Orly
Water marble nail art with Orly

Water marble nail art with Orly
Water marble nail art with Orly

Water marble nail art with Orly
Water marble nail art with Orly

18 comments

  1. That's so pretty! I LOVE that grey shade!

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    1. Thanks. I love that one too. That's Orly Decided.

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  2. Wow! Simply gorgeous!! Love the colors you used and the dots! :)

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    1. Thank you. I love water marbling. When it works that is...

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  3. i don't know what it is about it but I am in love with this design! so pretty!

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  4. That is just stunning! Well done!

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  5. This is really a great one! Don't ya wish you could freeze it or something? When WM comes out this great it's really something I cannot stop looking at. My eyes are always going to my fingers. I think I get more folks looking at my nails with WM than anything else I ever wear.

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    1. Thanks! Yep, I love water marbling when it works. WM is really an eye catcher!

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  6. Wow that looks awesome! And so clean!

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