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Digital Dozen does Nature: 3D Gel Flowers

A few weeks ago, I saw Manic Talon’s review of the Bundle Monster 3D Modeling Gels, and I immediately bought 3 pots for myself. I’ve always wanted to do more 3D stuff, and I seriously hate acrylics (the smell, oh the smell!). I’ve been on the look out for good gel to try, and I was totally convinced of her review! It turns out that making 3D gel flowers is actually way harder than it looks. I watched a bajillion tutorials, and just had such a hard time! I think for my first official attempt, these aren’t too bad – but I think with a little practice I’ll be able to improve! 3D for the win šŸ™‚

Digital Dozen does Nature: 3D Gel Flowers | The Dalai Lama's Nails

Digital Dozen does Nature: 3D Gel Flowers | The Dalai Lama's Nails

Digital Dozen does Nature: 3D Gel Flowers | The Dalai Lama's Nails

Digital Dozen does Nature: 3D Gel Flowers | The Dalai Lama's Nails

Digital Dozen does Nature: Bundle Monster 3D Model Gel Flowers | The Dalai Lama's Nails

I bought 3 colors of the Bundle Monster Modeling Gel – they’re numbered, the bright purple is #18, the green is #12, and the hot pink is #9. The pink is so neon that my camera kind of freaked out! I started by doing a natural French style gradient, using OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons and Sinful Colors Snow Me White. It’s very soft and subtle, and would be great for formal functions! Then I set to work with the modeling gel and some 70% Isopropyl alcohol. I had to kind of dig in the containers to scoop product out, and then place it on my nail, twisting the brush to release the product. I wet my brush in alcohol, and kind of just played around with the modeling gel – smoothing it and pressing it into shapes. I cured in between layers on the 3D flowers, 30 seconds each time. It’s not too bad once you get the hang of it, but it is pretty tricky!Digital Dozen does Nature: 3D Gel Flowers | The Dalai Lama's Nails

It’s DD nature week! Check out these other beautiful looks!

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  • For the firs official try they are gorgeous! I’ve been eyeing the BM modelling gels for ages but I am still not convinced I would be using them. But I totally get the hate for smell of acrylics!

  • Vic

    I totally want these but I can’t shell out at the moment. I wish they were easier to get over here…

  • Those 3D gel flowers look amazing!

  • That’s so darn cool! I can’t believe that’s your first try!

  • These. Are. AWESOME!!

  • Bee Justice

    Brushes make all the difference when you’re sculpting designs! Maybe try out a few sizes and shapes! They look great for your first try though!

  • Your 3D work is gorgeous!

  • Amanda Young

    Ok, beautiful…how was removal?

  • A Girl and Her Polish

    Your nails look like cake and I love it! The gradient instead of a solid color is the perfect base.

  • Am I the only one that thinks those look like frosting??? And now I want cake! Mmmm…..Cake….

  • Beautiful! These are so perfect and look like frosting on cake!