Friday, 28 October 2011

Hallowe'en Week - Witch's Water Marble

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HALLOWE’EN – Witch’s Ugly Water Marble

Hi Goddesses

I wanted to do a water marble for Hallowe’en and knew what I wanted to do.  As so often with water marbles, this isn’t EXACTLY what I had in mind lol,  but it still works in my head.

My aim was for a black base with a dark pink and dark purple stripe in it, and a very thin white or silver one.  I wanted to create a really nocturnal flower design.  In my head, I kept seeing Morticia Addams lopping those rose buds off the stems, so I wanted something dark and twisted enough that she would wear it.

This went wrong / right in my choice of base colour – Zoya’s Lael.  I chose a dark purple because it has going to feature heavily in my pattern and I didn’t want to use a black base.  What I didn’t factor in was that the darkness of the base would make the white in the marble go so murky …..however, this does give it quite a “dead flesh” feel, so I can live with that mistake.

My 4 marbling colours were Zoya Demi (a mid purple), Sally Hansen Hot Magenta (a medium bright pink), SH White On and SH Black Out.

I really feel this ended up EXACTLY like the sort of water marble a witch would wear!  It’s dark, it’s depressing – it sure didn’t make me happy to wear.  It’s so ugly, it’s almost perfect for Hallowe’en.  I do like how the colours swirled together in such dark harmony, and from some angles, there’s a lot of blackcurrants and cream going on!

Lol … nearing the end of the Hallowe’en posts now.  Just a couple more to go – another Franken (the one that made me happy to sacrifice CG Crystal Ball), China Glaze It’s Alive, CG Mummy May I, purple witch’s tights (my fave) and a secret water marble to end it all on Monday.

And then, prepare yourselves for some FIREWORKS!!!!!!!!!

Enjoy J xx


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