Water Marble Wednesday: Over a Gradient

Hi everyone!

It’s Water Marble Wednesday! Today I’ve tried a marble over a delicate gradient. First up let’s take a look at the gradient alone:Painted Fingertips | Delicate gradientI used three of my favourite Tip Top polishes – Cha Cha Cha, Beach Babe, and Fairy Dust. On my thumb nail you see an example of what happens when you try using a sponge for a gradient which has gotten too old… the sponge started to disintegrate. It’s been covered with the gradient but you can see it looks a little uneven. I topped the gradient with Sinful Colours Opal Glitter. Painted Fingertips | Delicate gradient

I planned to marble over this with black and clear, but my black polish is a bit old and has gotten too thick for marbling. I decided to go with a grey instead and I’m glad I did – I think it went better with the delicate colours of the gradient. Painted Fingertips | Grey water marble over a gradient

I used Rimmel Man Overboard and Essence Absolute Pure, a clear polish, for the marble. I just went with random swirls and tried to make sure parts of the gradient remained visible. Painted Fingertips | Grey water marble over a gradient

What do you think of this look?Painted Fingertips | Grey water marble over a gradient

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    This reminds me of the aurora you see in the sky. Is so pretty

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! I didn’t see that but Aurora is beautiful so that’s awesome 🙂

  • Annette

    Ooo I like it. That’s a pretty and unique look!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://pingandting.com Lindsey

    Oooh I absolutely love both looks! There is a work event coming up next month and the theme is Hues of Blue so of course I’m wearing blue dress but I was thinking of doing something cool with my nails. I’ve tried marbling before but never the gradient. I would love to try it out. Do you do it with just normal makeup sponges or something else?

    Lindsey | Ping and Ting

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I hope you do try it. Yes, I just used a makeup sponge for the gradient 🙂

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