Nail Stamping

Gradient with Lines Nails

May 7, 2012

Hi all!

I wanted to do another gradient with stamping yesterday. First, I attempted to use this method to create the gradient and it was just a big old mess. So, I went back to applying each color individually to a sponge and then sponging the color on. I felt like I had more control that way. There was also less clean up. :)

After the gradient, I put on a coat of glitter and then stamped in black.

Base Colors: China Glaze Aquadelic, Gothic Lolita, Fuchsia Fanatic, and Fairy Dust.
Stamping Color: Konad Special Polish Black
Stamping Plate: Konad S6

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  • jenn b. May 7, 2012 at 7:14 am

    I HAVE to learn how to do the gradient technique. Its on my “to do” list with nails.

  • Roshni Patel May 7, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Tutorial please! I love how yours turns out.. please do a tutorial for the gradient technique!

  • Wendy H May 7, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I love this look :).

  • Astrid May 7, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    Wow, really cool! Can you make a tutorial please?

  • Giselle May 7, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Hi :) Love it!!! I follow your paper crafting blog and once I saw these nail stamping ideas I was hooked. I went to amazon and bought a few and the stamper. Now they are sitting here while the stamper is still on its way!!!!!!! :( can’t wait to try it. I’m so excited. Thanks for sharing all these nail art goodness… And paper goodness too lol

  • jessica May 8, 2012 at 8:04 am

    i was just going to try the linked video version of gradient nails tonight…loving the look!

  • christy May 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    oooh, gorgeous! i can’t wait to try. I watched the video – so, you do each color separately instead of all one sponge?

    • kristina June 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm

      For this gradient, I did. But I’ve since practiced more doing the all-on-one-sponge technique and I prefer that method more.

  • Roshni Patel June 5, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Kristina! I tried gradient stamping on one sponge like you showed in one of your videos! My question is, when I did it, the nail polish was so light and opaque that it really didnt stick to my nail to show the true colors. How do you get around that? HELP!!! I love this color combo and stamp and want to try again!

    • kristina June 15, 2012 at 11:02 am

      You might try sponging a few layers. Just let the first sponging dry and then go over it again, making sure the colors line up. That might make the colors show more.

      Also, it might be the polish you’re using. You need a thicker, more opaque polish to make it show with just one sponging. Hope that helps! :)

  • Lauren July 5, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    This is one of the most gorgeous mani’s I’ve seen in my life! Well done! I love it!!!

  • Erika October 12, 2012 at 8:38 am

    ? how do you stamp your nails? sorry if its a stupid question.

  • Pam December 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Absolutely perfect!!

  • Gem April 2, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Hello! Wow the nail stamping looks fab! I was just wondering how it works on gel nails? Would you just stamp over the gel polish once they are dry?
    Many thanks x

    • kristina April 10, 2013 at 11:49 am

      Stamp after you’ve cured the last coat.