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FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Flowers: one-stroke flowers over Zoya Blaze

It’s flowers this week in the FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge.

I do love doing bright dotted flowers manicures, but the weather’s not quite warm and sunny enough for me to feel like doing that just yet. I also like to try to use these challenges to stretch myself a bit. Hence how I found myself this morning watching endless videos about one-stroke painting.

I can’t claim to have mastered the technique, but I’m impressed that I managed to do it at all.

I was already wearing Zoya Blaze, so mixed up a complimentary pink colour using mainly crimson and white acrylic paints, but with a touch each of black, ultramarine and yellow ochre.

Then with a small flat brush that I bought from Banggood, I used that pink and white to create my flowers. They’re not meant to be any particular sort of flowers; I just made them up!

I cut my losses after a flower and two halves. I’m pretty impressed with myself, although I have to say that this technique is very forgiving.

One stroke flowers Zoya Blaze
One stroke flowers over Zoya Blaze
FingerFood's Theme Weeks

Here are the manicures from everyone else that is participating:

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Zoya Blaze
  • Flowers: one-stroke freehanded using acrylic paint
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

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