Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Isobutyl Acetate, Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Bentonite, N-Butyl Alcohol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Alumina, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, N-Butyl Alcohol. May Contain: Micas, Silicon Dioxide, Tin Oxide, D&C and FD&C Lakes (i.e. Red 6, Red 7, Red 21, Red 22, Red 28, Red 30, Red 34, Red 36, Orange 5, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Yellow 7, Blue 1, Yellow 10, Violet 2, Aluminum Powder, Iron Blue, Ultramarines, Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Manganese Violet, Titanium Dioxide, Carbon Black), Effect Pigments (i.e. Thermochromic, Phosphorescent, Fluorescent), Cosmetic Glitter, Solvent Resistant Glitters.
Size: 15ml / .50 fl oz
Other: Cruelty free, “5 Free” (it does not contain Formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, camphor, formaldehyde resin), and mixed by hand. Please note that computer monitors’ colors can vary slightly.
Drip spots of fluid art polish(s) onto a silicone mat in a puddle with thin, regular polish dispersed throughout. Fold the puddle of nail polish in half and open to watch the spots appear! Or you can flip the mat as if you are going to fold and then open again to manipulate the puddle.
- The decal method is easier than the painting method
- The painting method takes a bit of practice. Using this method, the fluid art polish should only be used as an “undie”. Apply a thin coat of regular polish over the fluid art polish. Dollar store polishes tend to be popular for this because they often have a thin consistency, allowing for cells to bloom well.
- Try to work quickly. You don’t have to be super fast, but the solvents that evaporate in polish are needed to keep the fluidity of the polish. This will result in larger and more cells.
- Fluid art usually doesn’t work well with glitter or chunkier polishes as it interrupts the cell formation. In addition, if you do get cells, they can be hard to see because the glitter color can distract from the look of the cells depending on the color choices of polishes and glitter.
Video tutorials for creating fluid art decals:
Baroness X has a list of helpful videos in their fan group on how to create fluid art decals. These videos were created with our fluid art products by some of Baroness X’s swatchers.