Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Things that didn't go to plan..

Hi Guys,

As this post suggests, this post is about a couple of things i've tried recently that didn't work. Maybe i'm just trying to go too advanced as I am still a Nail Art Newbie as the title suggests. However, if you think you know where i'm going wrong, please comment and let me know, it would be a great help!

First failure, a form of water marbling but slightly different. You can see the tutorial I tried to follow here
As you can see, it did not go well, I tried several different temperatures of water but nothing seemed to work and my polish nearly always sunk to the bottom and stayed there. I tried different polishes, nothing worked. When I finally got the polish to go right once, my spray didn't work properly and as you can see I just ended up with a gunky mess. All that effort for nothing!
It annoyed me quite a bit, and safe to say, I think i'm going to be sticking away from water marbling and things like that for a while to come!

Next, stamping.
If you saw my last blog post, you would have seen that I recently picked up a Stamping Set from Poundland as I wanted to have a go with a stamper to see if I liked it, in which case I might buy some more expensive ones such as a proper stamper and Bundle Monster plates. However, I struggled at the first hurdle, I could not get the polish to scrape right, I tried everything I could; different angles, different polish, harder or softer pull. But nothing I seemed to try worked, you can see my best attempt in the photo, but whenever I got even a bit of polish into the stamp it just left lines of polish on the side, completely useless. Does anyone have any tips for me on what was going wrong here, because I literally have no idea. I've watched demos on Youtube and seen pictures with descriptions explaining and I still can't see what I was doing wrong. Maybe its just Poundland's dodgy stock, i'm not sure I have no idea what i'm looking at.

So, sorry there wasn't really any nail action here, you can't say I didn't try!

1 comment:

  1. Welldone on trying these! Like most things they are going to take some practice! With the water marble are you dropping the polish far from the water? I always drop the polish as close to the water as possible so it wont just drop to the bottom but softly spread out. I've never heard of using spray before but I always remove the excess polish that is in the water with an orange stick. The last couple times I only did this once the polish had dried into its wrinkley form. As for the stamping did you try pressing the stamper onto the plate? Sometimes I get these liney streaks but it actually doesn't pick them up. I'd also recommend using a plastic card like an old bank card etc to scrape with as the metal ones can actually scratch your plates! I'm sure you will get the hang of it, keep trying! :) xx