Friday, June 20, 2014
A Different Kind of Summer Sunset
Today's Summer Time Nail Art Challenge is sunsets, and the BBCFL put together a Summer roundup, so I present my version of a summer sunset!
I was inspired by this post from Plump and Polished, where she describes doing a gradient with a craft brush! Being as crap as I am at gradients, I thought I'd try it. Definitely will take me a little practice, but it's a lot less messy!
When KBShimmer put out her early summer collection, I knew I needed the neutral holos. From nail bed to nail tip, the gradient is: In Bare Form, Big Tan On Campus, Run! It's the Coppers!, and Stark Raven Mad.
I put a drop of each polish in a vertical line down the center of the nail, and then used the brush to swipe horizontally across the nail.
Probably shouldn't have made my first attempt at this technique with holos, and they are notoriously finicky and did get a little patchy when I over-brushed. Also, next time, I'll use the lightest color for a base, and then try the gradient after it dries.
Bottle shot: KBShimmer In Bare Form, Big Tan On Campus, Run! It's the Coppers!, and Stark Raven Mad.
I love the orange glow that Run! It's the Coppers! gives the look, as if the sun were just disappearing behind the horizon, lighting the sky on fire.
Also shared on The Nail Files and the Nail Files Pinterest Board. Please feel free to click through for more nail art.