Monday, January 21, 2013

New31DC: Day 21 - Merge or Melt


Hello there!  Today is day 21 of the New31DC.  Three weeks down, woohoo!  Today's theme is Merge or Melt.  This can be interpreted however you want, and I chose to do a gradient.  I toyed with the idea of a water marble, but since I will be doing one of those for the favorite nail art technique day, I decided not to.


For this gradient I did a white base, using two coats of H&M Snow White, a silvery-white glassfleck.  I sponged over that with Color Club Sky High and Wing Fling.  I did this gradient by painting the polish directly onto the sponge with a bit of overlap and then dabbing it onto my nail.  Let me just say that the clean up for this was AWFUL... little shimmer bits were everywhere.  It looked pretty though, so I suppose it was worth it!


I stamped over the gradient with GALS GA-9 and MASH Nail Art Polish in Black.  These plates work really well but since my nails are quite curved I have a hard time getting the whole design to transfer all the way to the edges of my nails.  I have heard that there may be a better stamper which is larger and more squishy, so hopefully I will be able to try that soon.


Let's see what everyone else's interpretations of today's challenge are!

16 comments:

  1. amazing nail art! I love it!!!

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  2. So cute!!! I LOVE IT!!!
    Reminds me of those really colorful Chameleons. So gorgeous!

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  3. ohhh...wow! amazing!
    beautiful colors!:)

    http://zlotapigmejka.blogspot.com/

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  4. im loving all of these gradients today! this is so cute and i love the stamping! i cant wait until i get my hands on my own set !

    www.pamperedwithpolish.com

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  5. Glass fleck gradients are my favourite, and I love the colours you chose! Gorgeous work, Ash.

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  6. Great job on these, the gradient looks stunning!

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  7. I personally not a fan of metallic colors on myself - but I love them on other people and HOT DAMN lady I love this mani! Makes me want to try it on myself!

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  8. oh i love this. so glad you bought that collection.

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  9. I love this!! I am going to have to put those colors on my wish list!! They are beautiful!!

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