Acrylic 3D Retro Flower Nail Art

I was up to completing the base of this retro flower nails yesterday (click here to see the post). Today, I’ll show you how I made the layered flower with acrylics and complete the design!

– Retro Flower Nails Part 2 –

Acrylic 3D Nail Art Flower Tutorial

  1. Making Petals Place a small white acrylic mixture onto a piece of foil, and flatten with the belly of the brush. Allow it to set before moving onto step 2.
  2. Make another petal slightly overlapping the first petal.
  3. Make sure the mixture is set before applying the next mixture to prevent them from merging into each other.
  4. Keep adding petals, placing them in a circle.
  5. Occasionally press the petals down to keep them in a flat profile.
  6. Lift the first petal while the last petal is being created. And then rest the first petal on top of the last petal.
  7. Repeat the same steps to create three layers of petal. Use black mixture for the middle layer.
  8. Place silver bullion beads onto the nail.
  9. Apply top coat to seal.

It is time consuming and maybe unrealistic to wear this design, but I really enjoyed making it 🙂 Once I started creating something repetitive, such as these petals or reindeers from the other post, I just keep going and going until I realise that I skipped my dinner! Hehe

Thank you!