When I first sat down to do this design I had a regular drinking straw. In this case it was about a centimeter in diameter. I cut down the straw to the length of my index finger (I can't remember where I heard this tip at) before using it. I made a small puddle of polish on a piece of parchment paper, dipped my straw in, then blew a puff of air through the straw while it was positioned over my nail. ...and nothing happened. So I tried again. And again and again. Nothing.
I determined this was a mechanical problem based on the diameter of the straw. I wasn't able to produce enough force with my puffs of air for the diameter straw I was using. I picked up a 3 mm coffee stirrer to try instead. This straw I did not reduce in size. I followed the same technique as before: create a puddle of polish on a piece of parchment paper, dip in straw, then blow polish onto the nail. This time it worked! And lo I created the design pictured below.
Be sure to check out what others have done for this challenge by visiting their blogs:
LizMarie at I'm Simply Complex • Jenna at I'm Still Thinking... • Caitlin at Addicted 2 Nails • Sarah at PrncessSarah02 • Charlotte at Charlotte's Nails :) • Shally at Polished & Not Quite Put Together • Rachel-Karina at Polished Criminails • Liz at Nothing But Nail Polish • Fun With My Nail Polish • Operation: Nail It! • Lauriestrodes Fun With Nails • Square Polish • Only Always Soccermom • Hurr Did, Nails Did • Olivia Writes • The Dragon Lady • Kaki at Glitter Obsession • Isa at IsaBella's World • Gypsy at Gypsy's Glitter • Jackie at MeMa's Mani's • Lissa at Lissa's Nail Blog • Marie at Polish, Polish, Polish... • ChiChi at... • Esra at Oje Sihirbazi (Wizard of Polish) • Nails, Actually • Treselaine at Tres Chic Nails • Carol at Nails by Carol