I've tried water marbling before (you can see my attempt here, although I must warn you, it is not for the faint of heart). After that attempt, I had no desire to try it again. Ever.
So I was going to cheat for this challenge, and go with a dry marbling technique instead, like a needle-draggy sort of thing. Then this morning I thought 'What the heck! Let's just do it! I won't be defeated by water-marbling!'. I was.
My logic behind giving it another go was that the water in Liverpool was soft, and the water down here is hard, so maybe this would make a difference. I think it did, because this certainly seemed even worse than last time.
But I got there in the end. It took me three attempts to even get the polish to spread in the water. THREE. And then I messed that one up whilst dragging it about to make the pattern. So here is my FOURTH attempt - it wasn't quite how I would've liked it, but by that point the word's "f*** it" came to mind.
So there you have it. Not awful (compared to my previous attempt, not compared to other people's...). If it wasn't bubbly, I think it could actually have looked good.
I used Barry M Black and Matt White (honestly, they must be my two most used polishes).
Since it caused me so much physical and mental suffering, I thought I may as well get another photo out of it. So here's a nice close up for you.
Please consider this as my official resignation from water marbling.
Hopefully some of the other ladies had more luck! Take a look:
Kimber at Kimber's Lacquer Korner
Kat at Hooked On Polish
Diana at Nails By Diana
Aly at Wonderland Beauty
Meredith at Perfectly Polished
Nicole at The Color Republic
Kate at The Painted Pony Nails
Cee at Absolutely Cee
Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful
Joanna at Sweet Polish of Mine
Liz and Lisa at Lozlosa
Mari at Nailista
Greta at How Was Your Day?
Miss L at Beauty by Miss L
Gini at Sassy Paints