Monday, August 6, 2012

Needle Marble #1

Good morning!!  It's a new week in Gosia's ABC challenge, and not only am I knocking out all of this week's letters in one mani, but... brace yourselves... I'm doing art.  If you've been reading for a while, you know that I'm not a fan of it on myself but that I've made a couple weak attempts.  As in life, I appreciate the abstract forms.  Some of my favorite techniques are those that create marble effects.  Water marbling is gorgeous but requires more time, materials, and effort than I'm interested in putting in at this point.  Needle marbling, however, is something I've felt early on I could get on board with.  This tutorial at Liquid Jelly helped make my first go at it fun and simple.  Here's what I did.





I'm pretty stoked at the turnout.  I used Milani White On The Spot as my base, Sinful Colors Dream On for the purple, and SC Summer Peach for the orange.  Per the tutorial, I used two coats of white, let them dry fully, then added a third coat and a generous drop of the accent color, and went to work with the needle.  You need to do one finger at a time and work quickly.  The results are pretty neat looking, and I will be using this method again (hence the #1 in today's title, lol).  
So how does this fit in with the challenge?  The letters o' the week are MNOP, so I've got a Needle Marble in Neon Orange and Purple. :)
Thanks for reading!! :)

27 comments:

  1. This turned out pretty cool. I only just this week heard of needle marbling, and will have to add it on my list of things to try. For some reason I see this look being fall, I know you used all summery shades, but they look like fallen leaves or something. lol ok I'm not the best at descriptions! either way it look great :)

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    1. They reminded my DH of a character on a Transformers cartoon episode called Kramzeek, and I must concur, but they honestly look more like the hand of Saruman done in neon.

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  2. Oh you stinker, got the whole week of letters out of this!!! Haha :))) I LOVE this!!!!! So abstract yet easy to do!!! Thanks for showing it to us Liesl!!

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    1. Tee hee! Yep, anyone can do this, and probably better than I. lol.

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  3. These are so cool! I keep seeing needle marbles around the blogosphere but I've never tried them before. That tutorial makes it sound so easy...I'll have to try it soon! :)

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    1. Do it!! I can't wait to see yours, you'll knock it out of the ballpark. <3

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    2. *blushes*
      Liesl you're too sweet!

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  4. Great job! Both of your colors really pop against the white. It looks great, girl.

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    1. Thanks, C! I initially planned on swirling just the two neons together, but the tutorial video inspired me in a different way. :)

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  5. This is gorgeous! I love it.

    I enjoy your blog so much that I've given you a Liebster Award. For the details, check out my blog! <3

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  6. I think this is one of my favorite manis that you've done! I love the bright colors over the white base and of course the marble effect is really fun!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! :) I'm actually really excited to practice this technique more.

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  7. Congrats on your first nail art it is summery and the white base makes it stand out! great job :)

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    1. Thanks, Karine :) :) That means a lot coming from you :)

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  8. I like how this turned out! It's super fun and cute! haha I like how you worked in a whole week's worth of challenge letters into one mani. ;-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Lol, aren't I sooo clever? Now I can wear whatever I want the rest of the week. ;) And thanks! :)

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  9. So cool!! I really like how it turned out and I love your color combo!!!

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    1. Thanks, G! I'm pretty stoked about my first go. :)

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  11. I adore this! I am like you with the nail art. I have such an appreciation for it but it seems to rarely work for me. I may have to try this out!

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    1. Thanks, A! This technique is actually pretty fun. You should totally try it!

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  12. I'm not sure what I am most impressed with. The fact that you did this cool needle marble technique, or the fact that you knocked all of your alphabet letters out in one mani!!! Lol. It really is cool, and while I like the looks of a water marble, I seriously don't ever see myself having the patience to do one! I think this might be a neat alternative. Love the neons too!

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    1. Hey, I impressed myself! Lol. ;) It was really fun to try, and who knows, maybe one afternoon I'll take the time to try a water. But yeah, this is a nice alternative, and you should most definitely give it a shot!

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