Showing posts with label one-stroke. Show all posts
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One-stroke nail art - attempt at painting pumpkins

Friday, October 26, 2012

I am trying to master the one-stroke painting technique. I think I have a way to go before I get a handle on it. It's something that looks so easy... yet it obviously isn't. At least not for me.

Attempt at one-stroke pumpkin nail art
Attempt at one-stroke pumpkin nail art

I used a base coat of Sabrina Sato Lambada. Then I applied a coat of Seche Vite to dry my nails faster and provide a smooth coat for the paint.

I used acrylic paint for the pumpkins. Using a flat brush I dipped each half of the brush. One half in the orange paint and one in the black. Then I swiped the brush on paper to blend the colors.

Then with a smooth motion (or it was supposed to be a smooth motion) I swipe a half circle on each nail. Then I reversed it and painted an opposite half circle to form the body of the pumpkins. Then I repeated the design in a smaller fashion to fill in the body of the pumpkin. The black and the orange made the texture of the pumpkin. But when I was filling in the center of the pumpkin I had to put more orange than black on the brush or it was too dark.

Then I added a stem with green paint. I tried to add leaves but as a friend told me... they look more like jalapenos! They weren't connected at all. I thought about painting a vine; but then I thought that would be too much and make it busy. I know I sometimes add too much to a manicure.

Add a top coat to seal the nail art.

I need a lot of practice still. But I think maybe someday I will get the technique mastered. I will keep trying though. I love the look of one-stroke nail art.


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