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Can you use gouache paint for One-Stroke nail art?


Can you use gouache paint for One-Stroke nail art, instead of acrylic paint?


I looked up this paint, which I haven’t tried before. It looks like it is re-wetable and if this is so, it reminds me of a watercolor-type paint. My guess is when you put a top coat of any kind on it that you would re-wet it, which would move the paint and lose the design. But I would love you to try and let me know at donnaontheroad[at]  

— Donna Dewberry ( is the inventor of the One-Stroke painting technique.

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