(While thinking, HOLY CRAP! What the heck is this???)
A few highlights...
- The Vaseline did help with clean-up; however, it was sort of messy and made my fingers very gooey and slimy feeling, which I didn't like. On one of my attempts, I actually forgot to put the Vaseline on (nearly panicked after I dunked my hand into the water), and I was still able to get all of the nail polish off of my fingers, so the Vaseline isn't an absolute necessity (but it will take a lot of acetone if you don't use the Vaseline)!
- The distilled water did seem to work better than regular tap water. I noticed that the nail polish spread more easily in the distilled water.
- I was not prepared for how quickly I'd have to work! The nail polish started to dry very quickly and created a film on the top of the water. In my first few attempts, by the time I was ready to use the toothpick to create the design in the nail polish, it was already dry and I was more or less just pulling nail polish across the water, or it was clinging to the toothpick! (Grr)
While I think this look has a neat effect, I don't think I'll be trying this again for a while. Guru hat = off! (at least in the water marble world). I'll stick to my simpler techniques for now!