Hi everyone! I’m back in Tokyo and super jet-lagged. My body is wide awake at around 2AM, but my mind is not quite sharp enough to paint since I need a lot of concentration for that. But… I finally got the hang of water marbling! I think the ambient temperature is just right and I used room temperature bottled water. I’m seriously thinking of getting a thermometer from the 100 yen shop (like a dollar store) and measuring the water temperature. The Japanese don’t use central heating so I think the last time I tried it, the room and water were both too cold and the polish sank straight to the bottom.
But lookee what we have here!
These remind me of those peppermint swirl candies. I added a topcoat that I mixed up from 1/2 Seche Vite, and 1/4 China Glaze Shooting Star, a silver multiglittter and 1/4 China Glaze Party Hearty, a red gold and green multi-glitter. I had a bottle of Seche that was almost done, so I just mixed all two glitters in the bottle, rolled it like crazy, and then applied. It came out well- I didn’t want the glitter to be too dense and overwhelm the design, but it still has the nice Seche shine. I then finished it off with some little 3-D clay bits and some plastic dome rhinestones in random sizes.
To tell the truth, I’m not really feeling the fa-la-la since it must be 70 degrees here and the leaves are still on the trees, but I’ll be painting my buns off with some holiday themed-goodies since a lot of people are ready!