Creative musings in bright colors

Dragonback

Another mani with Clearwater. I *swoon*. Being able to marble over gradients is awesome! Although this is a bit of a franken-mani. It reminds me of the ridges and scales on a dragon, hence the title of the mani.

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I started with a diagonally stripped base of each metallic polish, and then marbled over top. I initially started with ILNP Birefringence (which you couldn’t really see over the colors…it is there on one finger, I didn’t bother removing it). I then tried white AND black. Ta-da! I

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The white creme I used to start with was taking over too much of the water. So I tried two other whites…and they did the same thing. Anyone have a good marbling white? I ended up just going with it anyway, but I wanted thinner lines! To even the white vs. colors out a bit, I went ahead and added dots over the white.

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Colors
~ Green: Zoya – Holly
~ Blue: Zoya – Estelle
~ Purple: Zoya – Giada
~ Dark purple: OPI – Ink
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Clear marble: Pipe Dream Polish – Clearwater

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Even little nails can look awesome! Hope you enjoyed.

Comments on: "Dragonback" (7)

  1. All this perfection could only be taken to a higher level by addition of a white beach and a bathing suit!!

  2. What do you mean by “marbling over gradient,” please? Is there a “gradient” under the marbling here or are you just referring to potential situations using “Clearwater?”

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