Rainbow Checkerboard Gradient

Saturday, 24 November 2012

I have quite a time consuming manicure to show you today; this is a rainbow gradient checkerboard (that was the only name I could come up with!).  I drew inspiration from Chalkboard Nails' amazing nails the other day and knew I wanted to give this a go.


I started off by doing a base gradient of yellow, green and blue.  I totally love this combination.  Also, I have now realised that when I am at home during the day the light (so pre-8am and post 5pm) is just so bad that I need to DEFINITELY sort out a better photography situation, as you may see in the difference in the "after" photos.  I haven't got a lightbox sorted yet, but have had to stop being a lazy ass and using my iPhone to take pictures, and use my proper camera instead.  I am pleased with the pictures however they are certainly less forgiving, in particular in macro mode, so apologies if my fingers look a bit dry and sad, I never noticed until processing!




I then used striping tape and put a criss-cross pattern over my nails, and then did a red, orange yellow gradient over the top.  It took ridiculous ages to get all the tape on, I won't lie!  But it's probably worth it for how cool and unusual this looks.

Rainbow Checkerboard Gradient

Rainbow Checkerboard Gradient

Rainbow Checkerboard Gradient

Rainbow Checkerboard Gradient

Rainbow Checkerboard Gradient

Rainbow Checkerboard Gradient

Rainbow Checkerboard Gradient

Rainbow Checkerboard Gradient


6 comments:

  1. Lovely idea. "Rainbow fishnet" would be another cool name for it :)

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  2. But .... how do you do the gradient-nails? o.O
    xoxo
    your follower (since 2 minutes haha, but love your blog!)
    J.
    >if you're reading this please check out my blog http://www.Fabulosis.blogspot.be

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    1. Hi Jasmin! Thanks for following, I will take a lookie at your blog too :-)
      I did a tutorial recently;
      http://nuthinbutanailthing.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/gradient-nails-tutorial-and-tips.html

      Hopefully this is helpful!

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