Water Marble Wednesday: Christmas Tree

Hi everyone!

Today is the second day of the Challenge Your Nail Art ’12 Days of Christmas’ theme. It’s also Water Marble Wednesday so I had to try and combine a theme of Christmas Trees with a water marble. Luckily I saw this Christmas tree water marble from a couple of years ago on Adventures in Acetone. I decided to try something similar. Painted Fingertips | Gifts around the Christmas Tree (Water marble)Today’s water marble is on just one nail but that still counts! In fact, that’s part of the beauty of it – a marble can make a great accent nail too. Unfortunately, I have no idea how Jacki at Adventures in Acetone managed her perfectly marbled tree. I really struggled with mine. It was partially because I didn’t have a white to marble with so I was using a light grey, and partially just because making a tree pattern is HARD! This took me half a dozen tries before I settled on this semi-okay version. Luckily, I have bling to make up for it! Painted Fingertips | Gifts around the Christmas Tree (Water marble)On all my nails except my middle nail, I started off with a base of Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar and then added a couple of coats of Sinful Colors Decadent. I absolutely LOVED how these two look together! I don’t even think my camera could capture how wonderfully sparkly it was. I think this is the first time I have tried using a glitter over a same-toned base rather than a contrasting one, but it won’t be the last time! I added striping tape to look like ribbons around some wrapped gifts and finished them off with two bows from NailCandi. Painted Fingertips | Gifts around the Christmas Tree (Water marble)For the marbled nail, I started with a base of Sinful Colors Ciel and marbled with Ciel and Essence The Green and The Grunge. I added some dots of Sinful Colors Sugar Sugar to be baubles on the tree and topped the tree with a star rhinestone. Even though my marble wasn’t great, I really loved this overall look. I think it’s the sparkly wrapped presents that does it!12_days_of_christmasIf you’re interested in taking part in this or other nail art challenges, feel free to check out the Challenge Your Nail Art Facebook group. You can also see some more Christmas Tree nails at the link:

  • beachgal

    Very nice – I don’t think I’ve seen anyone do it like this before

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! You should check out the Adventures in Acetone post I linked – I can hope to get mine looking like that next time I try it!

  • http://varnishingpoint10.wordpress.com varnishingpoint10

    Yay I need these in my life they’re super amazing

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Haha thank you!

      • http://varnishingpoint10.wordpress.com varnishingpoint10

        Your very welcome huni

      • http://varnishingpoint10.wordpress.com varnishingpoint10

        Your very welcome

  • Annette

    Oh wow how lovely. The water marble works. But I love, love, love sugar sugar with decadence. I’m wearing sugar sugar at the moment and I think I’m going to have to buy decadence tomorrow they looks stunning together and the gold for the presents just tops it off!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      I know, don’t they look great together? I was trying to recreate the look of the original mani where she used a polish which was a red jelly base filled with different reddish glitters. Since I didn’t have anything quite like it I went with layering… and this amazingness happened. I never expected tone-on-tone glitter layering to look quite so amazing but I LOVE it!

  • http://wonderfulwolf.wordpress.com WonderfulWolf

    That’s amazing what you’ve done with the water marble, and those parcels are so cute! Well done missus!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! If you looked at the Adventures in Acetone link you’d see where I was TRYING to go with the marble – but at least it worked well enough! I loved the presents though! 🙂

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com Jessica W.

    😮 This is so freaking gorgeous, and a great take on AiA’s manicure!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks Jessica! 🙂

  • http://tracihatling.blogspot.com Traci

    Water marble is still a challenge I have yet to tackle! I love that you used it for this challenge! It works really well!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! You should definitely try it, I love water marbling. Just don’t expect your first try to look perfect, my first few tries were basically a mess!

  • http://nailtonailinterpretations.blogspot.com/ Fitz

    Oooo! I love this! Using a watermarble as you base is such a great idea!
    P.S. that red glitter polish is to die for! I think it needs to go on my wish list!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I love the red glitter too. It looked so much better on than I was expecting!

  • Tracey

    Awesome job!! 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://MomMrsAndMe.blogspot.com Shawna

    How clever!!! These are great!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    For me, the tree is just fabulous! It has this painting aspect that you see on Christmas cards!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks V! I was hoping it would be a bit more tree like but I was happy with it in the end 🙂

  • https://plus.google.com/+FixinToFaff Fixin To Faff

    This is gorgeous! I love the look of the tree with presents “underneath”!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • http://www.creativenails4fun.blogspot.com julia

    I love the red shade that you used to give this manicure some detail!!
    x

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

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