27 Mar 2014

GOT Polish Challenge Yellow/Peach and NAILS Mag 31DC - Marbling

Hello everyone! Another Thursday and another GOT polish challenge day has come around. The colours for this week are yellow/peach and I can't say I was thrilled with them, especially as I wamted to be able to tie them in with the NAILS Mag prompt "Marbling". Many of you know that I have a love/hate relationship with water matbling (love how it looks, HATE doing it!), so that was a no go from the off. However I have been trying out Robin Moses No Water Marbling technique (tutorial here) with up to now fairly inconsistent results and today it all finally clicked into place - I am so happy! 

The base is LA Colors Illusion. It really is an illusion as I promise I didn't really use purple in a yellow/peach prompt, honest! ;) Then while the polish was still wet, I added blobs of LA Colors  French White and Hottie along with Models Own Lemon Meringue. I used a fine detail brush to drag the wet polish into marble patterns and allowed to dry for a good while before finishing with Seche Vite.





I was so happy to have got this technique right finally that I did two sets, one in the GOT colours (ignore the glaring misuse of purple - but it needed a background colour to make the yellow/peach work, so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!), and another in coffee and chocolate similar to the ones in Robin's video. Here is a sneaky peak at my yummy "mocha coffee chocolate frappuccino" version:


I'm off to do some more of this, playing around with the vast array of colour combinations alone are enough to keep me going for weeks, so expect to see a few of these. I've also spotted a tutorial on how to do flowers in this style - I am all over that!

Tomorrow's prompt for the 31DC is "Mint" and I have something fun lined up for that one! Until then, follow the Inlinkz for all the other GOT manis :)

Sam xx


22 comments:

  1. I die. Any time I try Robin's technique for marbling, I just make a mess that has to be covered with stamping or glitter or rhinestones. :) Both of these are beautiful! Love the flamey FX on the yellow/peach and the coffee? *drool*

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    1. Every time I had done it before it went horribly wrong. or some reason something clicked this time! Somebody needs to stop me though because its pretty much all I want to do now! :)

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  2. LOVE this, it looks like a glass vase or something :) and lemon Meringue was my yellow too, great minds ;) x

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    1. Great minds indeed! Its such a great yellow to work with as its not too "in your face". :) xx

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  3. wow, totally amazing! I am definitely going to try out that technique and hope that it looks as good as yours :) xx

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    1. Thanks Emily - make sure you share it when you do - would love to see :) xx

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  4. OMG *___* I cannot decide which one I love the most, your marbles are both amazing!
    I still have to try this technique myself, but just like you I'm completely in love with watermable nail arts!

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    1. Thanks! I am so happy to have found a marbling technique that looks good and that I don't have to deal with the whole water marbling thing! Please share on my FB if you try this technique - I'd love to see :D

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  5. They turned out perfect! You executed the technique beautifully :)

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    1. Haha, thanks! Probably more luck than judgement but I'm getting plenty of practice in now :)

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  6. Your manicure just stands out....awesome job

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  7. This is fabulous. Looking forward to seeing more examples!

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    1. Thanks Claire! There'll be plenty as I prettyuch haven't stopped playing with this technique lol!

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  8. i love how it looks like flames on your finger tips. Amazing <3 And I LOVE your sneak preview. Can't wait to see more!

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    1. Thanks Manda! That's two new techniques I've got round to this week, so lots of this and stamping to come!!! :)

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  9. I just have to try this tecnique! It looks so great!

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    1. Do it! I'm still totally hit and miss with it, but when it works its awesome! :)

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