Alyssa Adams demonstrates how to create a bleeding rose with acrylic.
1. Lay a thin layer of black acrylic and file until smooth. Place a small bead of white acrylic powder on the nail and drag the sides out with a slight curve. Then, using the tip of your brush, press outwards, creating a thick outer edge.
2. Continue this, alternating sides, until you reach the center. Finish with a small bead in the middle and stab a hole in the center.
3. Cover the entire nail with a clear acrylic and a red hue added to the liquid.
4. With an electric file and carbide, start smoothing out the nail and the thick spots will come through. Apply top coat.
Alyssa Adams, Claws and Stilettos, New Port Rickey, Fla.
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