DIY autumn gradient nail art!11.07.2012
this is a really simple nail art! I wanted to try out some more autumnal gradients so I came up with this rather vampy red & black combination.
if you're not very experienced at nail art gradients are a great place to start; it's just a simple sponging technique and lots of fun!
- I started by painting the red base coat; I used american apparel lipstick lacquer here.
- once dry take a piece of sponge and paint a few heavy strokes of black varnish on the tip.
- dab the sponge on the tip of the nail several times to blend; taper the colour upwards.
- finish with a clear topcoat, this will smooth over the polish and give a nice shine.
all done! (if you want to see a full tutorial on gradient nail techniques see here!)
it's that simple! hope you like them!