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Water marbling with gel polish - 03-01-12, 07:07 PM

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Has anyone here try doing water marbling with gel polish?
If so, pls advise.
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03-01-12, 08:19 PM

Since gel does not "set" until cured--there is no need for water. Just lay down a thin layer of clear gel on the nail then lay down dots or strips of the colors you want to use and then swirl with a dotting tool or toothpick til you like what you see and cure.
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03-01-12, 09:32 PM



I literally apply my first coat of colour gel in the normal way & cure. I then apply the 2nd coat & before it is cured I drop white (or what ever colour I wish to marble with) and swirl it with a dotting tool in the area I want my design - (cocktail stick will do the same job).
Once Im happy with my marble effect I cure then just finish using my choice of finishing gel
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04-01-12, 12:17 AM

I do the same as above, first coat of shellac - cure - second coat quite thick - dot on different colours, or one colour, i normally use two/three and swirl in three segments using a pin ....

To make it more watery marble...i just apply smaller dots and swirl more...or more randomly than figures of 8 etc...

Just practice and youll find what works!
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04-01-12, 12:27 AM

I have seen it on a vid fron you tube somebody posted it on here about a month ago and I think that nail harmony do it in there gelish design class. I love water marbling and when i saw the vid I didn't think that gelish would spread in the water as well as it did. But it seemed like a waste of product I would be inclined to put four fingers at a time in the bowl. I would also be worried about over exposure to product. I would love to try it but havn't gotten around to it yet. Water marbling has a different effect to dropping polish onto the nail then swirling with a dotting toolxx
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04-01-12, 12:39 AM

These look lovely..will definitely be trying these x

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04-01-12, 01:03 AM

Could you do this using shellac?

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04-01-12, 03:18 AM

Thank you all for the advise, I can't wait to try it.
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04-01-12, 11:56 PM

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Could you do this using shellac?

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My pic is all shellac.

Jo- i know water marbling is different but i wouldnt do it with shellac and water as i read on here it simply doesnt work. Dotting colour in to a thick coat of colour and swirling with a pin, is a good substitute I think xx
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05-01-12, 01:07 AM

And it's less messy too lol.xx
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05-01-12, 10:31 AM

Yep!! Xxx
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05-01-12, 11:28 AM

Remember, uncured gel is classed as allergenic. Do you really want to start building up a sensitivity to the product by getting it on the skin regularly? That is why the right lamp is so important so there is a complete cure.

As someone has already said, it doesn't set until its cured so do your designs on the nail with a brush or a marbelling tool
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05-01-12, 04:10 PM

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I do the same as above, first coat of shellac - cure - second coat quite thick - dot on different colours, or one colour, i normally use two/three and swirl in three segments using a pin ....

To make it more watery marble...i just apply smaller dots and swirl more...or more randomly than figures of 8 etc...

Just practice and youll find what works!
Your nails are absolutely beautiful....stunning! I'll be trying these on my mum on Saturday, haha xx
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05-01-12, 04:49 PM

Your nail pictures are gorgeous. I think i'll be inviting my mum and sister round at the weekend for a tester session!
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05-01-12, 05:00 PM

So trying this!!! thanks for the advice girls especially my personal gelish fairy CC!!
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