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Dry Marbling, Sandwich Decals and Neon!

You know, I bet my camera didn't sleep last night for sobbing over being made to photograph skin and neon yellow, red, green and blue.  It tried so hard but it turns out that combination makes cameras cry.  I'm sorry t3i, can you ever forgive me? The technique so upsetting to my poor cam-cam was my latest attempt at dry marbling, but this time using the sandwich bag decal technique.  I find that doing dry marbling on your nail can be messy so I whipped out a bag and painted my decals.  With the exception of my ring finger (a victim of a not-quite-flat bag), it came out awesome!

With my bag flat (must remember to do this myself) I painted on four thick stripes of my colours, in this case all American Apparels in Neon Yellow, Neon Red, Cresent Heights and Passport Blue.  Before they drived I carefully marbled the colours together by dragging a sewing pin through all the stripes one way, then the other.  Once fully dry (couple hours), I peeled them off the sheet and stuck them on a very thick coat of Seche Vite.  I then pressed them down, filed off the edges like I do with nail stickers and carefully sliced off the edges around my cuticles with the end of an orange stick.  With another coat of Seche Vite on the top, I'm done!  I did spend quite a bit of time cleaning up around the edges with a paintbrush and acetone but that's it!








The Verdict:  Please forgive the funny skin tone, I spent a while trying to get the nail colours right and my skin was an unfortunate victim.   I love this technique though and have to try it again, maybe with less camera sensor-melting colours

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  1. I've never tried dry marbling this way. The results look great, so clearly I need to!

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  2. this is superbly done! wow, you're so talented
    liloo /@tsunimee xx

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