It’s day 3 of the Digital Dozen Does Black! So far I’ve shared two stamped looks exploiting the contrast between glossy and matte – one with pink accents, and the other with gold. Today I’m finally steering away from the stamping. I enjoyed the milky coffee water marble I did last week so much that I’ve decided to bring Water Marble Wednesday back for a while! I won’t be committing to posting a marble every single Wednesday, but I do have a couple lined up and ideas for a few more 🙂 I’m starting it off today with a black and clear water marble over a neon gradient.
I know, I know – it’s awfully colourful for a ‘black’ theme. It’s the black on each nail that brings the whole manicure together, though. It’s the black that makes it cohesive and that makes it awesome so it’ll do for the theme! To get this look, I used the six neon polishes that I made myself a few months ago. I’ve really been meaning to do a post showing you exactly how I did it and how the neons look – I just haven’t gotten around to it! Hopefully I will soon.
I started with a white base on all my nails, then did a gradient between two neons with white in the middle on each. I used all 6 neons so a couple got used twice, but each gradient was different. Once it was dry, I marbled over the gradient using Sinful Colors Black on Black and a clear base coat. I tried a couple of different clear coats I had before finding one that at least worked okay – I really need to get one that’s better for marbling, though. There are so many possibilities for marbling with a clear coat and I don’t always want to be struggling with one that comes out all gloopy! Fortunately this one worked out well enough for me to get the pattern I was going for. Honestly, I love this one. I don’t know why I’ve been neglecting water marbles for so long. What do you think?