Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen DOES Decades, Day 2: Groovy Flower Power Watermarble Nail Art!

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Good morning! Are you ready for day 2 of Decades Week with The Digit-al Dozen? Today's mani was inspired by the flower power, rainbow colored, 60s! It was really easy to make rainbow colored flowers by water marbling so that's exactly what I did!

I followed my usual steps to do a flower design on the water surface when water marbling. You can see my old tutorial on this technique here
  • First, I painted one coat of OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana and let dry. 
  • Then, I painted some vaseline around my nails to make cleanup easier.
  • The colors I used for the watermarble: Zoya Rooney, Zoya Rocha, OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana, Zoya Tilda, Zoya Ling, and OPI Funky Dunkey.
  • I used a large dotting tool and OPI I Just Can't Cope-acabana to add a dot to the center of each flower.
  • I topped them all with Seche Vite top coat.
My flowers look different because even though I kept the colors in the same order, I varied where I started in the line up. For instance, on one nail I started with pink and went all the way down the rainbow to purple. For the next nail, I started at yellow and went down the rainbow to purple, and started back at pink and then orange before using yellow again. I also varied where on the flower design that I dipped my nail.



What do you think of this groovy variation of a flower water marble? Thanks so much for reading! Come back tomorrow to see the next "decade" mani with The Digit-al Dozen!

The 4 Zoyas used in this mani were from the new Tickled Collection! They are available at Zoya.com now for $9 each!

*Some of the polishes used in this post were sent for me to review with my honest opinion.
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23 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love this look so much - it's perfect for the theme!

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  2. This is awesome! Great job! :) ~Jessica

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  3. Awesome mani! Flowers and colors are simply perfect... I love it! ♥

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  4. I've been wanting to do a bright water marble like this for ages but then I remember that water marbling and I aren't best buds. But seeing this makes me want to try even more!

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  5. Love, love, love this! If there was a water marble I'd want to recreate, it would be this!

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  6. I love the neatness and the colors!

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  7. These are fab!! And I'm so happy to see that these polishes marble well! :D

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  8. Wow! Such an amazing water marble! Love!

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  9. I love that!! :D You ladies have so much fun :)

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  10. You sure rock those fantastic marbles! Great job - the colors are perfection!

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  11. I love it! I want to try and do one for myself :)

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  12. WOW. This is amazing. I just can't seem to get the hang of water marbles, so I'm super impressed with your talent

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  13. This is amazing! I could never watermarble this flawlessly - great job!

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  14. This is absolutely amazing. Great job!

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  15. ooooh i love this so much! its so fun and the 60s are my favorite :)

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  16. I will forever envy that level of talent at watermarbling! Simply amazing! :)

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  17. this looks awesome! I think it takes some skill to make watermarbeling look the exact way you want it to, and you nailed it!

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  18. These are SO AMAZING! I have a rough time controlling my marbles, but you managed some pretty epic flowers flawlessly.

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  19. dammit this is just so perfect as a watermable, and also so perfect for the theme. Jealous, mucho xx

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