Ultramarine/cobalt blue base with blue and gold glass microflakes, turquoise shimmer and metallic microflakie with a spinkling of holo pigment.
This polish creates the spotted "cell" effect as seen in fluid art nail polish designs.
Drip spots of thin, regular polish onto a silicone mat in a puddle with a few drops of Porthole dispersed throughout. Fold the puddle of nail polish in half and open to watch the spots appear!
You can also use this as a topper. To make sure this spreads and makes cells, you need to apply on top of a fresh layer of polish. This may take some practice. It needs to be wet but not so wet that you transfer or muddle the two colors onto the polish brush.
- The decal method is easier than the painting method
- The painting method takes a lot of practice. Using this method, the fluid art polish should only be used as a "topper" over a thin polish that is still wet. Dollar store polishes tend to be popular for this because they often have a thin consistency.
- 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 with glitter or chunkier polishes as it interrupts the cell formation. In addition, if you do get cells, they are hard to see because the glitter distracts from the look of the cells.
- When using the clear fluid art polish, Porthole, you need to make sure that you are getting the fluid art polish mixed into the other colors. More than one creme based color needs to be used with this polish otherwise you won't get the full effect.
Video tutorials for creating fluid art decals:
Thank you to @michellebeahnrose, @thepolishedmage and @gotnail for the beautiful swatches and Polished Lifting for the video!