Friday, July 26, 2013
One-stroke pinkish-purple flowers
I had fun, but really stretched myself with all the challenges this month! Which, I suppose, was the point. My last flower NCC challenge mani starts with a palate cleanser, Models Own Utopia.
What a peaceful, serene, delicate color. Made even prettier by a new-to-me Indie, Sweetheart Polish. This is She's So Flakey, a blush-pink jelly base with pink and green flakies.
I encourage you to go check out Yummy Nails' video that inspired these one-stroke flowers. Mostly because she is awesome and my flowers look a hot mess, especially compared to hers. Mine are more like 'she-had-a-stroke' flowers. But I keep practicing!
I used Nabi Purple Hologram for the inside of the flower, and Cover Girl Outlast Vio-last for the outside, and then added some detail with a black nail art striper. A magenta half-pearl went in the center of each flower.
I really like that bit of purple holo sparkle in the flowers.
Bottle shot: Models Own Utopia, SweetHeart Polish She's So Flakey, Nabi Hologram Purple, Covergirl Outlast Vio-last, and black nail art striper.
Have you tried the one-stroke technique yet? I suspect it would be easier with acrylic paints, but I like the effect with polish, too.
If you'd like more info about Sweet Heart Polish, you can find her on Facebook and her Etsy store.