My latest entry in the ABC challenge: F is for fire
Given my uneven history with watermabling I had no idea how this technique would work out, but overall I’m happy with the result (even the somewhat squiggly fire on my index finger :))
The colours are more vibrant over the gold base compared to the shimmery black (index and pinky) and the deep red (middle), but I like both looks. It just depends if you’re going for something bold or subtle.
I built a standard watermarble bullseye using black, red, orange and yellow, then pulled sections toward the centre to make licking flames.
The above is my favourite. You don’t want to use too many drops, and you need to use polish that spreads quite a bit so there’s room in the middle to pull the flames in. I started with black, then did red-orange-red-orange-yellow-orange-red, followed by a final drop of black to spread everything out more. I pulled from the centre to the top and bottom, and then worked on the left side to tease the flames out.
I really like how this technique creates variety in the shape and texture of each nail, just like a roaring fire.
As always, click the link below to check out the cool “F” designs created by the other ladies participating in the ABC challenge!