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.
Here are the manicures from everyone else that is participating:
- Colour: two coats of Zoya Blaze
- Flowers: one-stroke freehanded using acrylic paint
- Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
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Wow…..just….wow. These look absolutely AMAZING (plus, you used one of my absolute favorite polishes)
I only bought it very recently, along with Payton, and I love them both. I now want Dream and Storm too – but don’t want to pay £10.50 for them!
Those are the same exact two that I got! Dream had been on back order at the time, so I figured I’d just get it another time. Now I’m wishing I had the other two just because of how in love I am with Payton, and especially Blaze. I’m lucky that it’s not QUITE as pricey for me since I’m in the US, but when you’re unemployed, everything is too expensive
I bought a few L.A. Girl 3D effect polishes that are similar to the Zoya’s. Craftynail did a comparison post of Zoya Dream and L.A. Girl Brilliant Blue (which made me buy 7 of those L.A. Girl polishes *coughs*)… I can’t tell the difference between them ;). L.A. Girl ones are cheaper as well.
Yes, I have one of the LA Girl blues on my wishlist as a potential alternative to Zoya Dream. My only problem is that you can’t get them in the UK 🙁
Thanks for the heads up. I’ll definitely have to look into them, then!
This is amazing! I’ve tried doing one stroke so many times, but I can never get it right! Your one stroke it stunning! Blaze is such a nice colour! 🙂
These flowers are so gorgeous!! I am stunned 🙂
Storm is worth it! It’s the best black scatter holo I have. <3
I thought this were water decals. Excelent work!!!
Someone else commented this, but I concur, Storm IS worth it. Now Blaze is going on my wish list. Your flowers are lovely, I like that you only did one and two halves!
This is so great! I was trying to do flowers like yours but they did not come out very well at all! 🙁 haha!
perfect. The nail polish is gorgeous, but the flowers are stunning!!
Emy :: Artemilly
omgosh I absolutely love this mani I have to get me some Zoya Blaze what a gorgeous color! your one stroke flowers are so pretty great job xxxxx
omg, i thought it’s decals untill i read the post, greattttttt job !!
I love how soft and dainty these flowers are, even with that bold Blaze!
This is beautiful. I love the floating effect it has.