Reinventing old stuff from around the house always seems like such a fun idea, from visualizing how you would like your little project to look like, to actually seeing how it all turned out. And, right there in the middle? Well, I think that that’s the moment when the fun is at its climax, even if at some point the only thing that’s on your mind is “oh my god, I’ve ruined this completely!”. But, that doesn’t matter, I’m sure that there are some experts on this topic, who totally say that all the geniuses feel that way while in the creation process. So, no worries, little geniuses. We’re gonna nail this.
Anyhow, here’s what happened. I had this white vase from who-knows-when and I wanted to try marbling something, so win-win. Bellow is what I used:
- an old bowl that we don’t use (a plastic ice cream container);
- water (room temperature);
- nail polish;
- glue tape (to glue the parts of the object that you want to remain the same);
- things to be marbled – so far, I’ve only tried this on porcelain, and on my nails, a long long time ago (which I so intent to repeat), but I believe that this can be applied on glass, wood, metal… anything.
- a camera – because if you don’t take a picture of it, was it actually happening?
Bellow is everything all nicely documented in pictures. I’ll be sharing the Vase Project this time, but you’ll hear about the ashtray too. And, of course, feel free to share your own awesome projects in comments.
p.s. Additional little tips: Let you arm loosen up while pouring the nail polish into the water, don’t overthink it, just randomly like make a simple abstract drawing with each of the colors. Your hand should be closer to the water, because otherwise the nail polish would just break the surface of the water, leaving you without your little drawing. Try to do this as quickly as you can to avoid a situation where the nail polish fortifies, that can’t be good for the project. And, hm, let it dry out all nicely before using it, of course. That’s it, I think.