Sunday, March 29, 2015

Extend a mani---stamping over water marble

Hi Everyone!  Happy Sunday to all.  About a week ago I got the entire collection of China Glaze's Electric Nights.  I don't know what's wrong with me these are neon and I got ALL of them.  I mean seriously what is going on?  Where's the pod I clearly have been body snatched!

I've seen tons of super cool mani's done by Opal over on YouTube with this collection so I'm totally blaming her.  Here's her channel check out all the cool stuff she does especially with these polishes! 

So I decided I wanted to try the water marble decal method where you draw your design in the water but let it sit out over night to dry so you can cut and then apply as decals the next day because it's less messy.  

So here's what I found out about the water marble decal method.  You don't have to wait over night for it to dry, it's dry in about 30 minutes to an hour.  You have to use it right away after drying the water off of it otherwise it becomes very brittle and cracks. While it is less messy OMG it's very time consuming to cut out to the right size and then apply like decals.

Here's the water marble I did.  I didn't totally love it but I didn't hate it.
These are neon colors and I had to take indoor pics so really not as bright as they should be.
Also my yellow came out looking a golden orange because of the order I did my polish! What the what?!

So I did this all on Friday and then Saturday night I stamped over them and guess what?! I absolutely love the stamping over them!
I used one of my My Online Shop MJ plates for this isn't it cool?!
This image is from plate XXXIV I love how it looks over this water marble base

It's really hard to get pics of neons! It's like you HAVE to use the shade instead of a light and then your skin looks so wonky!

ahhh the things we do in the name of great manicures LOL!
So what do you think do you like it better with or without the stamping over it?  I guess as a stamper I just naturally believe everything looks better with stamping!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a fantastic day!


  1. The stamping over them is making my head go funny. Well, funnier than usual. And in a totally good way!

  2. The stamping over them is AWESOME! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates photographing neons...misery loves company :-P

  3. Beautiful! I still haven't seen these but do hope to pick them up!