It’s Water Marble Wednesday! I didn’t do a water marble last week since I couldn’t think of a good way to include it in the Digital Dozen theme, but I’m back with something extra colourful and swirly today. This one is so bright, my camera could barely capture it! Over a white base, I marbled with the whole Sweet & Sour Catchphrases collection: (pacifier suck), Hey-Diddly-Ho!, Mmm… donuts, I’ll Be in my Room, ¡Ay Caramba!, and Oh, Homie. They’re so bright and aren’t the swirling patterns fun?I purchased the Catchphrases collection specifically for water marbles since I had seen them recommended for marbles multiple times, and I must be honest, I was sorely disappointed. Despite the fact that I have seen videos where others have used these polishes for marbles and they have spread across the water with ease, that just wasn’t my experience. I had to add an exorbitant amount of thinner to these to get them to spread at all, and even then, I had to fight with them. Originally I wanted to do the classic petal marble with these, but I doubt I’ll manage that with these, ever. Yes, I absolutely love the tight swirls I got, but the only reason I went with something like this was because the polishes didn’t spread well and I had to manipulate them in the water into something cool. I also wound up redoing several nails because the polish in the water was too thick and transferred as a gloopy mess. I was pretty disappointed because I could have probably done just as well by adding a ton of thinner to the neons I made myself and trying to marble with those. I felt like it was an investment in an entire collection that didn’t pay off.
Don’t get me wrong here – I LOVE this particular marble and I think it may be one of my favourites that I’ve ever done. I’m also 100% sure that I will be marbling with these polishes again in the future and that I’ll do more fantastic marbles with them. However, I was specifically looking for neons that spread well in the water, that I could control well for marbles, and unfortunately that’s just not what these are. Enough whining, more looking at awesome, brightly coloured macros! Since I’ve said the bad, I must say the good as well: the polishes from the Catchphrases collection did not bleed into one another despite a lot of manipulation, and that resulted in the awesome tight lines you see here! That is a huge pro, maybe enough to make these worthwhile after all 🙂I may not have gotten what I was hoping for, but I did get one of my most fun water marbles ever! What do you think?