Water Marble Wednesday: Woodgrain

Painted Fingertips | Woodgrain Water Marble

Hi everyone!

It’s Water Marble Wednesday and today I have created woodgrain on my nails! I’ve had this idea in my head ever since I did this vertical stripe water marble and it reminded me of woodgrain (even though it was blue). I’d been putting off trying it in brown as I have a whole two brown polishes and I figured there wasn’t much chance that they would happen to marble well. I eventually decided I may as well just try them in the water and to my surprise, both polishes marbled perfectly! Painted Fingertips | Woodgrain Water MarbleOnce I saw them spreading over the water I knew I had to try my woodgrain water marble right away. I started off with a base of Essence Mister Rusty on all my nails, and then marbled with Mister Rusty and NYX Matte Chocolate. Painted Fingertips | Woodgrain Water Marble

I made vertical stripes again for this marble to create the woodgrain look. This was the perfect way to create a woodgrain look, because the uneven lines of the marble naturally made it look like uneven woodgrain lines. The only thing that might have made it better was if there were some knots in the wood. Painted Fingertips | Woodgrain Water Marble

I was so pleasantly surprised by how well these polishes marbled, and it reminded me that I should always try new polishes when I marble – you never know what might work!

Just for fun, I decided to add in a picture of what your gorgeous varnished woodgrain table might look like after several years of good hard use! Painted Fingertips | Woodgrain Water Marble

I had some serious tip wear on my marble after a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class, so I decided to just go with it, add a matte top coat, and call it worn out woodgrain!

What do you think of this water marble?

  • http://glowstars.net Vic

    Such a beautiful mani. I really like the effect of the shimmery bronze.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! I was so glad both polishes marbled well.

  • The Dalai Lama’s Nails

    oh my gosh – gorgeous! really lovely!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Color Me So Crazy

    Gah!! You killed these! They look awesome! Great job!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha, thanks!

  • Cheyenne

    This is awesome!! Reminded me of a chocolate and Carmel type candy ๐Ÿ™‚

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      That’s what my boyfriend said too when I showed him. Still a good thing to have on my nails! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://shelbylounails.blogspot.com Shelby Lou Nails

    These are freakin’ genius!! I saw woodgrain right away. They look amazing shiny and matte!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • Jennifer Channell

    That looks so cool! Amazing job!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • ValiantlyVarnished

    This is amazing – great job!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://siobhansblog.tumblr.com/ Siobhan

    Matte-ed is SOOOOOO much more gorgeous! Absolutely love this one! My new favourite!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha thanks! Too bad I didn’t try the matte until it was already worn though!

  • http://heydarlingpolish.blogspot.com/ Hey, Darling Polish!

    Wow, these look awesome!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://manicuredandmarvelous.com Roselynn787

    This looks so cool! I love it. I definitely saw woodgrain the minute I saw it and gasped out loud.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! I’m glad you liked it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    Woah, I can’t believe you did it with wm! It’s gorgeous!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Haha, thanks!

  • Lothwen Akira

    Wow! Truly amazing, your marbling skills are perfect!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://doctorcrafty.wordpress.com Nicole C. (Doctor Crafty)

    Wow!!! This looks exactly like woodgrain! If you had some thicker dark lines, you could simply put some lighter dots there to mimic the knots. But this is perfection! And I love it matte as well.

    • Kerry

      Thanks! That could probably have worked yes, I kinda like it just like this too though ๐Ÿ™‚

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! That could probably work, yes. I kinda like it just like this too though ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://www.lavishlayerings.blogspot.com/ Jenny Gilmore

    This is awesome! It looks so much like woodgrain! What a creative way to use marbling!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! I love trying different marbling patterns ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Thats amazing – looks just like wood grain!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://madnessnails.blogspot.com/ Madness! Thea

    Oh. My. GLOB! This is KILLER! Seriously! I LOOOOOOVE this!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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