Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Black and White Fashion Inspired Gradient Nail Art

I know that June is over, but I just had to share one more black and white fashion inspired mani for The Nail Challenge Collaborative.

My inspiration is this gorgeous Georges Chakra gown.

Isn't it gorgeous?

I started with two coats of Cult Nails Tempest then added a gradient of Liquid Lacquer Toasted Marshmallow and Ellagee Obsidian Glass.  Toasted Marshmallow is a gray jellie and Obsidian Glass is a black jellie.  I have to admit, I love using jellies for gradients, they are much more subtle.

Next I stamped with BM-023, Konad Special White, Julep Daria and Finger Paints Black Expressionism.

I striped each color horizontally across the image from top to bottom and swiped down the image to create a "stamping gradient".

What do you think?  Good interpretation?

The stone really says it all!  I wish the colors where cooler, like in the dress, but I still love it!  I really enjoyed this challenge.  I hope you did too.  July's theme is to recreate your first four manis.  This one will be fun too!  Thanks for looking and commenting!



  1. Great inspiration! You really captured the bottom of the dress perfectly!

  2. WOW this is seriously stunning!!