from NAIL UP! March 2012.

Simple Embossed 3D Acrylic Nail Art Designs

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Some 3D Acrylic Nail Art Lingo


EMBOSS
A form of 3D art, where you create and mould the acrylic mixture directly on your nail.


MIXTURE
The acrylic mixture is formed by dipping a brush in acrylic liquid, then dabbing it in acrylic powder. The result is a sticky ball of mixture at the end of your brush.

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LOVELY BLOSSOMS

Step-by-step guide


Step 1: Create a flower petal as shown using a white mixture.


Step 2: Create a second petal next to the first, using a pink mixture.


Step 3: Dot white mixture at the center to create the heart of the flower.


Step 4: Create leaves using green mixture.

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ELEGANCE ROSE

Step-by-step guide


Step 1: Create a large flower petal as shown using a white mixture.


Step 2: Create two more large petals, leaving a circular space in the center.


Step 3: Create a second, smaller whorl of petals on top of the first, alternating the petals so that all petals are visible. Continue to create smaller whorls until you get 4 layers.


Step 4: Create leaves using the same white mixture.

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GORGEOUS FLOWER

Step-by-step guide


Step 1: Create round flower petals using a white mixture.


Step 2: Create the first whorl by layering each petal slightly over the previous one.


Step 3: Create a second, smaller whorl of petals on top of the first, alternating the petals so that all petals are visible.


Step 4: Stick on rhinestones and outline the flower petals with gold lame polish as shown.

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BEAUTY’S 5-PETAL FLOWER

Step-by-step guide


Step 1: Create a long flower petal using a white mixture.


Step 2: Create the other 4 petals, keeping in mind the distance between each to create a balanced 5-petal flower.


Step 3: Create a second flower using a pink mixture. Continue to create more flowers using different colours.


Step 4: Finish off by sticking on rhinestones as shown.

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