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Can the One-Stroke nail art painting technique be applied to gel?


Can the One-Stroke nail art painting technique be applied to gel?


I’ve only tried the One-Stroke technique on top of gel top coats. When my nail tech puts a UV top coat on my pink-and-whites, I have painted designs right on it. I use enamel paints (FolkArt Acrylic Paints brand), and it’s great because if I don’t like the design I can just wipe it off. Alternately, the design will stay well if you seal it with top coat. I would love you to try a One-Stroke nail art design with UV color gels and let me know how it works at donnaontheroad[at]

The most important thing to think about with One-Stroke nail art is to paint your art on lightly buffed matte finish nails then seal or finish the nails completely then paint the design on top (if you’d like to take the art off and still have the nails look good). And leave the nails unsealed if you use FolkArt Enamels or seal with other FolkArt acrylic and glitter acrylic designs.

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

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