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Nail Art Tutorial: How To Inlay Dried Flowers
Step 1: Prep the nail by filing down the free edge and removing shine from the surface of the natural nail. Apply dehydrator and primer if necessary. Then apply forms or clear tips.
Step 2: If you are using forms, apply a very thin layer of acrylic to the nails, extending the free edge to your desired length. Use either transparent glitter or clear powder, as this is the best surface for dried flowers to adhere.
If you’re using clear acrylics, it might be best to use a file to thin them out. Remove the dust and apply dehydrator to the surface of the tips, which restores their transparent appearance. Apply a thin layer of clear acrylic.