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For the past few months, I've seen the whole nail polish mug marbling situation come up on my Pinterest. While I was skeptical, I was intrigued & finally got around to trying my version of this craft.
I had actually purchased a few glass jars for a gift I was working on & couldn't decide which jar I wanted to use. When I made my decision, I was trying to figure out what I would do with the un-chosen jar. And I was like well, of course, lets try out this nail polish situation!
I figured that even though it wasn't a mug, the same technique would work & hopefully would be successful. So here's how it all went down!
First, my glass jar was clear & I felt that the design would pop more if I painted the inside of the jar white. So, I squeezed a good amount of paint inside & slowly began twirling it around, bringing the paint down. When i was successful in that, I then placed the jar upside down on a plate for the excess paint to drip out.
I let the jar stay dripping for about 10-15 minutes, and then was eager to start! The original pin (which you should check out by clicking here) called for a container to do the dipping in- one you don't mind ruining, warm water, a toothpick or skewer & nail polish. I used a clear container that I just store paints in anyway.
I put my jar in the container before I put water in it to see how high I should fill up the container with water. Once I decided that, I filled it on up!
So the next step is to add the nail polish. What I did wrong the first time (yes, I did this part twice!) is the first time I spread the nail polish around as I was pouring it into the container AND THEN I took my skewer & tried to create some sort of design. Mistake!
When you put the nail polish into the water, you have to work quick because it gets filmy & then it got clumpy. So I dumped out that container (you can see the picture below) and started over. The second time, I just poured the polish in one spot & then swirled it around with the skewer.
As soon as you do the swirling, dip your jar into the container & pull it out! Then that's it! Place it onto someplace protected so it can dry. I didn't take pictures of my second attempt, I felt too much pressure to do it super quick to get it done!
Every jar or mug you do, you'll have to do the water process over & once you do it, you'll see why!
This didn't come out totally how I anticipated until it dried. I like it a lot more now that it's settled. I don't think I'd do this with mugs though until I perfected it. Mine has some bumps & textures- I'm not sure if that happens all the time or just on my first try.
I would love to try this on a mason jar & maybe with a few different layers of colors! Who knows! It would also make a cool vase too- add a fun twist on something so conventional!
Here's a full 360 on how mine turned out! What do you think?
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