Saturday, 30 June 2012

Summer Challenge Day 25 - Water Marble

Hi Goddesses

Relax, relax, I'm here, I'm here.  I bet you thought I accidentally "forgot" didn't you, that I was pulling a flanker so I didn't have to do the water marble lol.

Well, finally, phew, thank you God, angels, Goddesses, my water marble worked!  It's not my best, it's not even my favourite, BUT IT WORKED.  So really, no, I didn't care what it turned out like as long as it turned out lol.

Water marbles frustrate a lot of people.  There are people like Colette of My Simple Little Pleasures and Jodi of Captivating Claws who make it look as easy as stealing sweets from a baby ... and then there is everybody else :)

What was bugging me most is that I CAN water marble.  There are about 5 posts of water marbles on this blog, but for some reason, my polish would no longer spread.   I've gotten it to work today by doing the following - 

* I bought bottled water.  Yes for polish.  My water is apparently so bad that not even filtering it helps
* I stood the bottle outside in the sun to warm it up
* I used a plastic cup rather than a paper cup
* I shut the window in the nail room

It worked.  Something was making my polish dry too fast on the water, either the temp of the water itself or breezes.  Next time, I might stop the heavy breathing too, you never now, it might help.

This bullseye didn't spread perfectly, but nevertheless it did spread, and for that I am SUPER grateful.   I used 3 of the China Glaze Neons - Under The Boardwalk, Love's A Beach and Pink Plumeria. Top coated with Northern Lights by Out The Door.   The thumb is definitely the best.

It made me laugh that the camera couldn't handle all the neon in some of the photos!  I had to fiddle with all sorts of buttons in Picasa to get it to look "right".   It was super bright, and look, it matched my top too!

Right, I'm off cos I'm still behind - see you tomo!  xx Enjoy :)
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