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Posted on February 27, 2014
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I sculpted these acrylic nails, and then made some interesting designs with gel polish and acrylic paint! And of course, topped with swarovskis!!

Step-by-Step Nail Art Tutorial

1
Prepare the natural nails for acrylic or hard gel.

Prepare the natural nails for acrylic or hard gel.  

2
Apply forms and sculpt acrylic or gel nails.

Apply forms and sculpt acrylic or gel nails.  

3
Use a magic want to pinch the nails so they have a nice narrow shape.

Use a magic want to pinch the nails so they have a nice narrow shape.  

4
File the nails, and leave rough (180 grit sponge buffer).  Finish with a protein bond.

File the nails, and leave rough (180 grit sponge buffer). Finish with a protein bond.  

5
Apply a thin stroke of gel polish.  I used this beautiful silver from Orly.  Cure.

Apply a thin stroke of gel polish. I used this beautiful silver from Orly. Cure.  

6
Use various colors to create a cut out effect.  Cure.  Topcoat.  Cure.  Buff with a 180 grit sponge buffer.

Use various colors to create a cut out effect. Cure. Topcoat. Cure. Buff with a 180 grit sponge buffer.  

7
Use a very thin striper brush and detail brush with black acrylic paint to outline the shapes, and make some new ones.

Use a very thin striper brush and detail brush with black acrylic paint to outline the shapes, and make some new ones.  

8
Use a white acrylic paint to outline the silver lines.  Topcoat with gel topcoat, and cure a final time.

Use a white acrylic paint to outline the silver lines. Topcoat with gel topcoat, and cure a final time.  

9
Apply swarovski crystals using Bondini glue.

Apply swarovski crystals using Bondini glue.  

10
The finished result!

The finished result!  

 
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Acrylic     hand-painted     Abstract     wildflowers     swarovski     laurenwireman     Gel-Polish

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Helenb62 - Commented 8 months ago
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