When I tried water marbling for the first time seriously last week, I learnt a lot about what not to. Ever since I've been wanting to try again, see if I can't get better results. I had some free time last night and so gave it another shot, this time using dark, glittery purple in OPI Ink, a lighter purple in Chiza Glaze Grape Pop, a orange in China Glaze Papaya Punch and last but not least, Sally Hansen Celeb City, the silver. It actually came out really well, take a look. I'll talk more about the lessons I learnt this time shortly.
My biggest problem this time was with the bubbles under the polish. I think this might have been caused by the water I was using being too warm. I used slightly too cold water last time and has issues with the polish not spreading out properly. This time, the water was warm to the touch but the polish just spread out too much this time. I think absolutely room temperature is the way to go.
I used tape again all around my fingers and again that proved invaluable. I hardly had any clean up at all.
The Verdict: I'm happier this time with how the water marbling came out but I know I could do better. I'll try it again soon with room temperature water, lots of tape and maybe just more practice at getting better swirls in my design.