Gel Mani: “One Stroke” Florals x Shading Lattice Design

I fell in love with this design when I first saw it in a nail art magazine last year, but never got round to doing it… So I was super happy when Priscillia was game to try it out! This was the end result:

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It’s a lot more complicated than it looks! To get this look, you’ll need to:
1. Apply a sheer base colour (I used Gelish Desert Sands for a bit of extra sparkle).
2. Create a half moon base (I used Angelpro Gelly Polish in #9 mixed with #47 to get a pale yellow)
3. Draw a lattice design by doing diagonal stripes both ways (I used Angelpro Gelly Polish in #9)
4. Blend a darker colour into the squares to create shadows (I used Angelpro Gelly Polish in #9 mixed with #31 to get a darker yellow)
5. Blend a light colour into the squares to create highlights (I used Angelpro Gelly Polish in #47)
6. Draw dashed lines over the lattice design (I used Angelpro Gelly Polish in #47)
7. Paint in the shape of the roses (I used Angelpro Gelly Polish in #39)
8. Using the one-stroke method, add shadows to the roses (I used Angelpro Gelly Polish in #23)
9. Add highlights to the roses (I used Angelpro Gelly Polish in #47)
10. Paint leaves (I used Angelpro Gelly Polish in #10)
11. Add shadows to the leaves (I used Angelpro Gelly Polish in #10 mixed with #29 for a darker green)

Whew!

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It’s a lot of work, but pretty easy to do if you have the patience! Love it!

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