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Blue and purple marble (and Ultraviolet Polish)

Jenny Hand Painted, Watercolour 17 Comments

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.

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 here’s to another year of blogging *imaginary cheers*!!

JennyBlue and purple marble (and Ultraviolet Polish)

Comments 17

  1. Beth Vance

    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?

    1. Jenny10bc

      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!

  2. Meg

    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

  3. Rosie Young

    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

  4. ***

    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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