Monday, 15 October 2012

Blue and purple marble (and Ultraviolet Polish)

Exactly one year today I chose the name 10 Blank Canvases and set up my blog. It is crazy how much it has progressed in the last year. Im afraid I haven't had the time to do a super special nail set to celebrate, but I have been playing round with new techniques and I absolutely love the way these nails  turned out. 

Todays nails are a acrylic mess free water marble. I have never tried the water marble technique with nail polish in a cup, as it always looked far too messy to me!  This method below uses watered down acrylic paint (not too much) painted over a white base in such a way that they bleed into each other, creating a marbly effect. I used blue and purple paint as they are my favourite two colours and they look amazing together.



Left hand
Right hand

Then I decided to try out a new toy I bought myself - a black light and UV polish! I added a layer of the UV topcoat over the design and lit it up with the black light. The polish glowed so bright and looked amazing with the design showing through. Unfortunately it didn't photograph too well, but you can really see my nails glow!



Looks a little like the moon!

I love these nails so much, they are perfect blogiversary nails as they combine my favourite colours with things that glow (which I love!).

I have been pretty vague about how I created these nails as I have been thinking about creating some video tutorial about some of the nails and techniques I have used that I haven't seen in other places. If you have any suggestions of things you would like to see comment below or send me a message. I would love to know what you guys think!

Thanks for reading, and heres to another year of blogging *imaginary cheers*!!

17 comments:

  1. How much did you water down the acrylic? I would really like to try this because the water marbling is difficult for me. I don't want to water the paint down so much it goes everywhere lol. And did you just swirl it with the brush?

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    1. I watered it down a tiny bit, then you can actually add more water on the nail if its still too thick. When you add the water on the nails that helps it blend and swirl, then you can add a little more paint to get the colours to the right look. But careful of mixing it too much of you will get a blended mess! try it out on some plastic first to get the feel of it.
      I do plan on doing a video tutorial on this at some point, but I hope this helps!

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    2. Thanks for the info though I have to admit, a Tutorial sounds even better :)!! I learn better when I can see things first hand. Thanks so much.

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  2. Happy Blog-versary!!
    This is interesting!! I must give this a try as I failed miserably on the water marbling technique :D

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  3. Wowww this is amazing! You are such a talent :)x

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  4. Haven't tried this technique out before... You have inspired me to crack open the acrylics!!

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  5. love them! I'm really into blue nails right now! xx

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  6. gorgeous manicure :D
    happy blogaversary :D

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  7. Hey Jenny! It's Meg from the blog awards and next event, I can't get over how amazing all your nails look, you're a very talented lady :) I really want to try these cool glowy nails out but I doubt they'll look half as good! Hope to bump into you again soon xxx

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    1. Hey Meg! Thanks very much! Great to meet you, and I'm sure I will see you at another event soon! xx

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  8. Gorgeous. I've never been able to get my marbled nails looking quite as flawless!

    Just started following your blog - follow back? :)

    http://365mu.blogspot.co.uk
    "One girl's attempt at creating 365 different make-up looks in as many days"

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  9. This is gorgeous, it just so happpends that I'm doing a nail challenge and today was water marble and then I come across your blog, Mos. Def going this route next time. If you have time please check out my blog and tell me what you think. Thanks lacqsofluv.blogspot.com

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  10. they look really amazing with the uv on them! i haven't tried acrylic paint on my nails yet but these look awesome!

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  11. This is an amazing alternative to the sponged galaxy nail! I can't find the video tutorial mentioned though, and I'd really like to see how it's done.

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