Weekly Mani: Hand Drawn Roses with Stamp

Hi dear readers,


I was contemplating what to do for this week’s mani and I realized with all the nail art I’ve done over the past couple of years I have never tried doing hand drawn roses. I have been viewing dozens and dozens of videos and tutorials on the easiest way to do it, I experimented with gel, regular nail polish and paint and found I like using acrylic best, especially black to do the fine outline. Here is my first attempt :).


I started with a base color of IBD Whipped Cream, cured and removed sticky layer. For the rose colors I used red and purple acrylic paint and lightened them with some white. I painted the purple first in a slightly irregular shaped circle and then added a little of the pink on top. I let it dry and then with a very fine detail brush I used the black to form the petals, I found that I got the finest lines when I thinned the black with more water. I then painted the leaves in green and outlined with black. I let it dry completely, about 20 min, and applied 2 coats of top coat and done! This was a lot easier than I would have thought and I may try it with watercolors for some different effects. The other nails are stamped with an image from Lesly plate# 14 using an ancient bottle of Maybelline polish called Pink Mystique.

This is my inspiration for the roses, especially because of the outlining, Aoana Nail Art: http://youtu.be/ACav4128PsE

roses mani

I plan doing a video tutorial so you can see how easy it is! Stay tuned.

Products used:
IBD Whipped Cream
Basics acrylic paint



14 comments on “Weekly Mani: Hand Drawn Roses with Stamp

  1. Lisa L

    Just gorgeous.

    1. Kim

      Thanks so much Lisa!

  2. Debbie Spence

    This is stunning. Love the roses and stamp placement!

    1. Kim

      Thank you so much Debbie!

  3. Dani FromPolishwithLove

    Beautiful!!! I need to practice on my roses, yours are perfect!!!

    1. Kim

      Thank you….they really are easy to do :)

  4. Paulina

    They are absolutely stunning <3

    1. Kim

      Thank you very much!

  5. Jessica W.

    This is so gorgeous!! You did a really great job!

    1. Kim

      Thank you Jessica!

  6. Alexa

    How do you stamp with such long nails? I cant even stamp on my nubbins haha! Very impressive 😉

    1. Kim

      Thanks Alexa…took some practice but it’s easy now.

  7. Lynette

    Love this sooo much!!! What brand of stamper do you? Xx

    1. Kim

      Thank you! I use an XL ‘squishy’ stamper. The place I got it from is closed now but if you do a search for XL Stamper you’ll find lots of options.