Saturday, May 7, 2011

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

I tried water marbling for the first* time.  It's arson awareness week, so I used some fiery colors to do it.
I'm torn.  It is messy.  I'm content to spend two hours painting details with a tiny brush, but to spend it swabbing polish off my fingers?  Not so much.  I think my fingers have aged a decade - acetone is not good for you, and my hands have seen a lot of it this evening.
But, it's kinda cool.  I'm not very happy with how they turned out this time, but I expect with practice I'd get better at dipping into the pretty spots.  And keeping more pigment on the nail.  My results don't really resemble fire, but hey, they can't all be winners.  Actually, it seems to be pretty impressive... Maybe I'll try again.

*Actually, we tried it in beauty school...  but we were instructed wrong; the result was ugly and messy.  It's still messy, but at least has potential.  Youtube it.

MaryKay Perfect Surface Base, Sally Hansen Cherry Red and Black Out, Orly Hook Up, OPI Big Hair...Big Nails, Beauty Secrets Top Coat.


Eggzotic88 said...

Hey, Fred here. Hmm. I don't know anything about nail painting. Okay, well actually, when I was 12 I had some girls paint my nails blue. That lasted about a week.

And I did go through a "goth" phase (lol) in high school, where I painted my fingernails black. The wood shop teacher didn't like that.

But you're definitely on to something here. I think it looks pretty cool, even if you didn't like the results!

Anna said...

Thanks Fred, good to see you here! (And finally, your comment posted! Blogger is taking too long for this...)