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Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunset Gradient Maze Patterned Nails

Hey guys! Today I have some nail art to share that I'm really proud of. It's another one of my maze patterned designs, and this one is my favorite to date!


I began by sponging a gradient of Orly Glowstick, Orly Beach Cruiser, and Orly Skinny Dip over a white base. These neon polishes are semi-sheer, so they blended together really easily and helped make the gradient transitions so successful. I love the peach and purple areas that were made at the intersections of the colors.


Then, using my medium length striper brush and black polish, I freehanded on the maze pattern. The maze is a really fun pattern for me to paint, I love making each nail different by changing the way the lines turn.


So bold!




Here is what the gradient looked like before I painted the black lines over the top of it. Very pretty as is, but I much prefer it with the contrast of the lines. Doesn't it look like a sunset?




This design was actually inspired by a fake that I did for my girl Algae Veronica! She asked a number of her nail artist friends to send in a large nail tip to decorate a section of a wall in her newly renovated salon and this is what I came up with. I wanted to do something bold and vibrant and fun, just like her! After I finished this fake, I knew that I just had to do the design on my actual nails.


Thanks for stopping by!

37 comments:

  1. SO beautiful! I prefer with the lines as well, they really pull the gradient together.

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  2. this is so amazing! i will be trying this out!

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  3. This is so amazing! The colours work really well together and I LOVE the design! :)

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  4. I reallly love the gradient. I love the colours together

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  5. Beautiful color combos. Also, I'm amazed that this was done sans striping tape, I can't paint a straight line to save my life!

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  6. What a lovely mani! And such a good idea for using up sheer polishes, i never thought of that! x x x

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  7. Oh I love this so much, the colours and the bold lines are just perfect together, I wish I had your skills, you're so talented.

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  8. sooo pretty!!! they are stunning!

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  9. Wow, totally amazing, I love them:)

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  10. Wow - these look fab with and without the maze stripes! x

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  11. Gorgeous, love the combo of the bold design and gorgeous gradient!

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  12. This.Is.GORGEOUS!!!! I can't even get over it LOL I definitely want to try some maze nails now ;) lol!!

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  13. Aaarrgh! Why does all your freehand look like stamps? Unfair! ha ha. Seriously though I love the gradient.

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  14. I love this mani. The gradient is perfect and your maze is Awesome!

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  15. Holy cow, I am dying over that gradient! It's so gorgeous and it really does look just like a sunset!

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  16. Stunning! I can't understand how you manage to make so straight lines

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  17. I love these! They are so cute!
    I might have to steal the idea!(;

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  18. Gorgeous! These 3 just went on my wishlist :)

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  19. Oh my dear ... this is so gorgeous! I wish I had a steady hand so I could make a mazed mani freehanded.

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  20. how fantastic! this is an eye-catcher for sure!

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  21. This mani is just stunning ! I love it and the gradient is amazing too ! :-)

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  22. Omg i dont think it could be any better! its fab i loved it!
    Xo,
    http://missycosmeticos.blogspot.com.br/

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the gradient colors too!

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  24. This is too pretty! I'm trying this maze pattern over China glaze Glistening Snow! Hope my lines come out as clean as yours! This is too gorgeous. thanks for the inspiration :)

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  25. Love your maze nails SO much!! I just posted my attempt of them but with mardi gras colors :) Beautiful nails!!

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