Monday, July 3, 2017

Do It Outdoors!!

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I have recently seen some wonderful cards made using nail polish marbling, so I bought some cheap ones and had a play... after watching some videos here and here.  I took the advice offered and ended up working outside whilst I was playing, and I was very glad I did as the fumes are potent!
These are the results, and I discovered that some colours were better than others, and that I suspect was a variation of quality, as they were very cheap!! 3 for $5.
(I also discovered that the polishes will dissolve a polystyrene dish if they hit the bottom!!)

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I chose this green one for the feature panel of a card I made yesterday.


I trimmed the marbled paper, and layered it over a bright green backing, then a forest green base, when I realised I had no layer to hide the ends of the ribbon behind - oops.



I few green/gold sequins were added to both the panel,


the sentiment panel, which was mounted on fun foam,


and one end of the layered ribbons.

I was really happy with the end result of this card, which is now in the mail.

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34 comments:

Sue said...

Maxine, I love the "arty" look you have created with the nail polishes! I haven't seen this before. The ribbons make a pretty frame.

Cobnut Crafter said...

Hello Maxine - thank you for sharing this lovely technique and for supplying links to video tutorials. I love the bright and cheerful colours and the effect you have achieved. The finished card is super - so very arty! x Anne

Dawn Turley said...

A very pretty card Maxine. Your marbling is really good. I've never tried this with nail polish before. Hope tomorrow is a better day for you

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow, I can't believe you did this with nail polish, freaking amazing!! Thanks for the links, I am interested to check out those videos. I love the colour palette, so fresh and summery. I giggled at your story about the ribbon. This is a mistake I constantly make and never seem to learn. I always end up tying little knots in the ends or just fraying the ribbon and letting it hang over. Too funny. Sending hugs :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... I love the marbled paper! WOW! This is such a fabulous card, Maxine!

aussie aNNie said...

So glad you did this outside as suggested as you would have been blown away with fumes. Fabulous result Maxine and I love the green nailpolish. Don't think I will use this technique again very strong...hope you enjoyed making it though..x

Mia said...

Hi, Maxine. What a great technique! Your card is absolutely great!

Gerrina said...

Not my go-to colour but so beautiful and bold here! Hugs, Gerrina

Mac Mable said...

What a unique a fabulous technique. Love the colours you've used and had a chuckle about the polystyrene dish x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fantastic technique and I love the card you creted with it! Super!
oxo Susi

Dotty Jo x said...

Always love the colour green and your marbling effect is lovely. Thanks for joining us at SoSS, Jo x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch, good luck!!! Amy DT

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a great piece of marbling, I have seen people marbling with nail polish on to plain white coffee mugs, looks stunning... love the green and the two ribbons you used... have a wonderful week.... Megan

Olga Fink said...

I saw on Instagram all the beautiful panels you created! and this card is gorgeous Maxine! I should try this technique one day, I have so many old nail polishes that it will be great to put them to good use :-)
xoxo Olga

Fran said...

What a cool technique and so glad you created your card base outdoors. Your card turned out awesome. Hugs, Fran

Lindsey said...

Summer is good for many crafting techniques — especially smelly ones! (I try to glitter outside... when it's not too windy, haha.) This panel is beautifully arty! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Bonnie said...

I agree that the smell is awful with this technique. It took months for the smell to dissipate from my marbled pieces! That being said, this background is GORGEOUS and well worth the effort! Love the card you made!

Cynthia said...

Fun technique and one that I haven't seen. Sounds like fun! Thanks so much for your encouraging words, Maxine. I know you've recently been through a lot and I truly appreciate it!

Donna said...

Ohhhhhh fantastic! Great idea to use polish to make a fab background!
Thanks for getting arty with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the thick marbling effect you get from the nail polish. Isn't that a smelly thing to play with though? And wait..... green nail polish? What will those kids think of next.

Loll said...

Your marbling turned out amazing, Maxine. Love the design and mix of colours. xx

Chris Dring said...

This looks like so much fun to do! Wow, you card looks amazing! Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh how I love your fun card- I always see the fun techniques you try! Your colors blend beautifully! My St Patty's Day Green nail polish does not get too much use throughout the year- fun way to use some up!!!

Neet said...

A great card resulted in your experiment. Interesting to hear of the polystyrene melting.
Love the additions to the card, something I always forget to include. Memo to self "use your stash, ribbons, eyelets, buttons etc.
Blessings
Neet xx

Team Clark said...

How cool! Love seeing how you used this panel - the layout is great and love the green! Hugs, Autumn

Suchi said...

Oh I loved this marbling effect! A must try- adding to my to do list. Beautiful! :)
Suchi xx

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creation. Thanks for joining our challenge at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, LPOCF

Arlene said...

Very cool card. So glad you joined us at Morgan's ArtWorld.

Donna said...

An absolutely delightful card.
thanks for joining in with The Ribbon Girl July card challenge.
Good luck!
Hugs, Donna xx

Michelle J M said...

Great technique, very effective. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well Maxine, not having much in way of nail enamel I don't think I'll try it anytime soon, but must admit this card caught my eye. Love it. The first image isn't shoeing at moment not sure why.. just blank..
Thank for Sharing. Shaz.x

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely marble effect dear Maxine
I love all green on this card
so sweet and feel calming down look that green marble
great made Maxine

Melody Blake said...

What a fun technique! Thanks for entering it in the Dare 2B Artzy Challenge!

Tasha J said...

Cool card! Thanks for entering the D2BA Challenge! -Tasha :)