One-stroke flowers - Practice, practice, practice

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I love the look of the one-stroke nail art. It looks so simple yet requires a certain amount of finesse. I am bound and determined to master this technique.

One stroke nail art is completed by using acrylic paints. Use two colors on a flat brush - half the brush with one color and the other half with the other color. Then using a practiced motion it should create a flower (or whatever else you are trying to make.) that has a gradient effect.

Notice I said it "should create." I am practicing and thought I would share my attempts at one-stroke nail art with you.

This is the one I am most pleased with. I used Orly Mysterious Curse as the base. Then I loaded my brush with blue and white acrylic paint and made the flowers. I used a dotting tool to add some dots of white on and around the flowers. I also used a black striping brush to add some definition to the petals.




One stroke nail art - blue and white flowers
One stroke nail art - blue and white flowers


One stroke nail art - blue and white flowers
One stroke nail art - blue and white flowers
On this one I used a base color of Orly Terra Mauve. I made the flower petals a little more pointed and used a striping brush to outline the petals.

One stroke nail art - blue and white flowers
One stroke nail art - blue and white flowers

One stroke nail art - red and white flowers
One stroke nail art - red and white flowers
I definitely need a lot more practice. But I think I am making progress. Have you tried one-stroke nail art? What are your tips?




14 comments

  1. I love them all!! I wish I could do this, I have zero artistic ability.. hence why tape is my friend!

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    1. Me either. That is why I usually do the random designs... But this one is more the art of making a simple one stroke. You can do it!

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  2. you are definitely getting better:)

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    1. Thanks. I am going to master this technique yet.

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  3. All of those are so amazing! Love them!

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  4. Looks like you're doing great! The blue and white flowers look best imo. Love the black outline and the color combination. :)

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    1. Thanks. I am going to keep practicing. I like the blue and white ones too.

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  5. I think these came out nicely!! You did very well! This is one I am not yet brave enough to try out!

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  6. Those flowers are beautiful! I think my fave is the second mani!

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  7. I have to agree with Fitzy the blue and white flowers to me they look perfect.

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  8. Blue and white all the way! I think I have done "one stroke" before but I didn't know it was called that. I did it with an abstract nail design for my youtube. I agree practice makes perfect!

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  9. I love all of your flowers. I am learning how to paint with acrylics on my nails. Practice, Practice is my new motto..

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  10. I haven't tried yet but I have bought brushes so I can learn. I think your attempts are really good- especially the blue and white flowers on the red background. Gorgeous.

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