I have tried one stroke art a couple of times but really struggled. YouTube videos make it look so easy!! A combination of two things helped me finally crack this fab design.
First I watched a YouTube video by Lucy’s Stash on one stroke flowers. She showed me that it doesn’t need to be done in one stroke as the name suggests. You can do little bits, top up the brush then continue, also you probably need to go over the same bit a few times as the paint can go on pretty thin first time.
The second was the realisation that the wide brush I had for one stroke was in fact too wide!! This was the deal breaker, I tried flowers based on Lucy’s Stash video and they still were not quite right. It then dawned on me that I was trying to do a small petal with a big brush. I used cuticle nippers to trim bristles from the edges of my brush and it worked perfectly!!
Ok so here is the breakdown. My base polish was Plumeria from Polished by KPT, this is a beautiful thermal holo polish that turns from pink to silver.
I personally think holo polishes provide a stunning background to one stroke.
For this design I used just black and white acrylic paints. I will experiment in the future with different colours and adding green leaves but this was very eye catching as it was.
There are a few more pics of this mani than normal as I took both hot and cold images of the final design. I hope you like it as much as I do and you can expect to see many more one stroke designs from me xx