One Stroke Painting Designs

Hello february

This month is all about One Stroke Designs!

It’s been a while since I’ve added to the blog! I’ve been on holiday but I’m back in the swing now. I had a manic week last week catching up and I now have a little breather. I’m putting together some One stroke samples, tips and nail designs for my upcoming class. I will be holding courses teaching this technique, among others in the very near future. One Stroke or Onestroke? I can’t decide!

One stroke mixing paint

Double loading the paintbrush for Onestroke

One stroke brush close up

Close up of a double loaded Onestroke brush

Onestroke is always popular and such an easy technique to master. The paint brush is double or triple loaded with paint and applied to your surface creating simple leaves and shapes. It is these basic shapes which can be used for all designs. Simple basic shapes can produce the following designs quickly and easily.

  • Simple flowers
  • Layered flowers
  • Closed leaves
  • Roses
  • Lilies
  • Butterflies
  • Foliage
  • Grasses

Would you like to learn this technique? I will  take you through the basics of proper brush loading, brush care and of course the strokes that you need to complete each design. More details to follow.

One stroke sample nails sheet

One stroke samples painted onto a printed sheet. These are Level 1 Onestroke.

A little one stroke flower can add the finishing touches to a manicure. Add in some fine linework and you can create stunning designs with a little practice. Some of the pictures below are from a couple of years ago, I will be adding the new designs and practice sheets as I finish them. I’m finding it very therapeutic!

One Stroke Painting has been around for many years. Donna Dewberry is a great resource for ideas and tips. See Painters Online for Basic Techniques of One-Stroke Flower Petal Painting Donna Dewberry tips

One stroke palette

Practice sheets for Onestroke designs

I practice on many surfaces before committing to nail tips or real nails. Matte laminated sheets are ideal to paint on as the paint grips really well, just like a prepared surface. Parchment paper is another good surface. I prepared some print outs so I can design to basic nail shapes in order to fit the designs in.

Onestroke pansies parchment

One stroke pansies painted on parchment paper

Onestroke pansies

Onestroke Poppies painted on parchment

One stroke Poppies painted on parchment

Onestroke blue flowers

One stroke blue flowers



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