Sunday, June 3, 2012

A thing for gradients - NOTD

After my last Sponged Gradient - NOTD I got a thing for gradient
nails. So I just had to do one that would go with an outfit of mine.
The Catrice polish was a very close match to a bag I have and the
faded color of the sponged Orly was the same as a tunic of mine.
I'm not an OOTD kind of girl so I don't have pictures of that. Sorry!

I used 2 or 3 coats of Catrice - 240 Sold Out For Ever as the
base color and then sponged on Orly - Le Chateau on the tip of
the nails. I did the manicure matte with ELF - Matte Finisher.

After a couple of days I wanted to try out gradient stamping on
my gradient nails. I used Konad - Silver and Deep Jungle Pearl
and chose a dot image from the Drikk Image Plate - DRK-A.

To get the gradient I applied the Konad Silver on half of the image
and Deep Jungle Pearl on the other half. Then I swiped with the scraper
few times so that the two colors blended at the middle of the image.
You have to be quick so it don't dry. Then you just stamp as normal.

I liked the gradient more without the stamping, even
though it was cute with the dots. What do you think?

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And that's a "Piece of Pie"


  1. I love gradients just think of all the color combo possibilities and they also make great backgrounds for nailart. Love it with the dots too :)

    1. I want to try water marbling on a gradient

  2. Wow, I love it with the stamping

  3. You make me want to try gradient on my nails, very nice!

    1. What colors will you go with?

    2. I would go for a black-grey gradient on a white base. I would also like a metallic gradient on a black base.

    3. I'm liking the metallic idea.

  4. That gradient looks so perfect, almost like it was airbrushed - I love it!

  5. love this gradient! i have both these colors so - totally doing this!!

  6. Thank you so much for your kind comments.


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