Wednesday, September 28, 2011

... Happy Spring Gradient ...

I decided to try something different today and try out some gradient art - now I've sucked badly at gradients in the past but practice makes perfect so I'll keep plugging at it. After failing badly at using makeup sponges to do this I received last week a cheapo sponge from Hong Kong as a freebie with an eBay order I placed. Basically it's the same shape as a Konad stamper but just has a foam base so I thought I'd give it a shot.

So I've started with yesterdays mani of Finger Paints in Art Nouv-Yellow and sponged Ulta3 in Crazy over the top.
Oooh ... actually doesn't look too bad - so to finish it off I've sponged Ulta3 in Sizzling Red on the top for a 3 way contrast.
And then I decided to get out the OPI White Shatter to see what that looked like on top. In hindsight I probably should have stamped on top but hey - next time! It still looks happy even though I should have waited longer for the red to dry as I have pink in a few places instead of white.
** Final Verdict **
I was quite pleased with myself with how it went so I'll definitely try this technique out again in the future!

8 comments:

  1. Nice, this reminds me of one of those lifesaver iceblocks

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  2. This looks incredible!!! I'm sitting here looking at my boringly painted nails going hmmm....experiment time!

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  3. That's so cool! You should be happy. You did great. Your nails reminded me of candy corn in the first picture lol.

    XoXo, Bree
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  4. Great job - I love it with the white shatter on top. In fact I think it is the best I've ever seen white shatter look. That combo is so awesome.

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  5. Thanks everyone! :) I might have to do this one again soon!

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  6. I adore it with the white shatter over the top, the white turning into pink makes it more gradienty. :)

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  7. Maybe it's just because it's October now, but this totally makes me thing of candy corn lol.

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