Hello ! In this video I will show you a trending technic at the moment called the “liquid stone” technic Or how to create big jewels stronger and bigger than casual rhinestones. To do this nail art, start first with a French manicure.
I’ve applied a beige color, I’ve also applied a sticker And then I’ve applied a white color. I let it dry a few minutes, and it is now time to make a gradient with two summertime colours, orange and yellow pastel.
So I apply the two colors on my piece of foam, then I apply it over my nail to make the gradient. The sticker will prevent the paint from overflowing. Then I apply another coat of paint. This will help it making the paint opaque.
Apply some varnish where needed to fill the blanks. Then without waiting longer, I peel off the sticker to reveal the gradient French manicure. Afterwards like I always do, I add some pigment in my top coat to obtain my own iridescent top coat.
That fits well to my gradients. Those are eyeshadow pigments in fact. Then to decorate the French manicure, made with the use of a sticker and who’s smile isn’t perfect I’ve decided to apply some studs, some small golden jewels that will match with the decorations on my annular.
And now girls, I will show you how to use the gel-foil to decorate your nail. If you want to have more information about this technique, click on the annotated video on the left! Here I have already done a part of the design.
I’m using a black gel paint. Later you’ll have to catalyze it under an UV lamp. I’m using a very thin detail brush and the EMI gel to draw the design. When it’s done, I put it under the UV lamp for 1 or 2 minutes.
And now I apply the sticky part of the foil over my nail to obtain a magnificent golden design And now girls, I will use my top coat, you may also you a gel as long as it sticks, I add some of it inside on my design.
I sprinkle some glitter flakes over the top coat to create the liquid stone. It’s a glitter mix from EF Exclusive. Let it dry and the remove the excess of glitter. Then I take a very thick gel. It is very importantly to use a gel that doesn’t drip easily.
The heap should be able to stay 5 minutes without spreading all over your nail. You must choose a gel that will be suitable for this technique. You can see clearly now how much gel I’ve applied on my nail with the dotting tool.
And I apply it without overflowing the foil design. This time, I place it under the UV lamp about 4-5 minutes so that the gel hardens well enough. And now to protect my gel foil, I apply a semi-permanent top coat.
It’s a kind of gel. If you don’t have a top coat for gel-foil, you can use a normal top coat. So I catalyze the semi-permanent top coat under the UV lamp. So here is it! I really love the liquid stones.
because it sticks up longer than a big rhinestone and in addition you can choose your own colors, rhinestones, and so on. It will not disturb you It does not stick in the hair. And you can create stones even bigger than these.
This time we will create an opaque stone like those found on semi-precious rings. For this I will use a colored gel I will add to it some of my very thick gel, the same one used earlier. I mix them until I obtain a very thick colored texture.
So here’s another gel foil design I’ve done, I will now apply the colored gel inside the circles. Well these liquid stones are small but you can obviously make very big ones. The bigger the stone is, the more you will have to catalyze it under UV light so as it dries up well inside.
Once the stone is catalyzed, you can draw marbled pattens with the colored gel. Here I’m using black color. Later when this video was done, I realized that it worked really well on a catalyzed stone I’ve done it while it was still liquid and I spoiled my stone.
So now I catalyze it under UV light for about 30 seconds. The liquid stone technique is nice. Just free your imagination, add rhinestones, you may use foil papers, or even some small crystals The motto is to have fun! Make shinny or matte stones, as you want! I hope that you have learned new things in this video Time to leave! See you next week for a tutorial about aquarelle techniques! Bye bye!