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Perfect Acrylic Mixture consistency is the biggest key to mastering acrylic nail extensions.
 

Acrylic Mixture Consistency

What you need

Acrylic Mixture Equipment

  1. Orangewood Stick
  2. Acrylic Nail Brush
  3. Dappen Dish with Acrylic Liquid
  4. Paper Towel
  5. Acrylic Powder

Please read through Safety Precautions for Acrylic Nails before you start.
 

Acrylic Nail Course

If you would like to watch a tutorial video, click here for my Acrylic Nail Course.

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Good Acrylic Mixture Consistency

  1. Gently tap the acrylic powder container to create a slope on the surface of powder. This will make it easy to pick up the mixture.

Angling the Acrylic Powder Container

  1. Pour the acrylic liquid into a dappen dish. An orangewood stick will be useful if the bottle doesn’t have a spout.

Pouring Acrylic Liquid in Dappen Dish

  1. Dip the brush into the acrylic liquid and let it absorb enough liquid. Stroke against the dappen dish to remove any excess liquid.

Correct Use of Acrylic Brush

  1. Lightly press the surface of acrylic powder with one side of the brush for 1 second to pick the acrylic powder. Same with the round brush. There is no need to rotate the brush.

How to Pick Acrylic Mixture

  1. This wet acrylic ball is called Acrylic Mixture. The mixture looks bumpy at the beginning and then it becomes smooth like a jelly bean in 3 to 5 seconds.

Good Acrylic Mixture Consistency

  1. The mixture can turn out too dry or too wet depending on the amount of liquid in the brush. If this happens wipe it on paper towel to discard and pick a new mixture.

How to make Acrylic Nail Mixture

  1. If the mixture turns out just a little bit too soft, lightly place the brush onto a paper towel to remove the excess liquid.

Removing excess liquid from Acrylic Mixture

  1. Practice to be able to pick mixtures in different sizes.

Acrylic Brush Cleaning

  1. It is important to wipe the brush on a paper towel in between each pick to keep both the brush and liquid clean.

Acrylic Brush Maintenance

  1. Absorb the leftover liquid with paper towel pieces and put them in a rubbish bag. Do not drain in the sink.

Proper Care of Acrylic Liquid

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