Today’s nail art did not photograph well at all… cameras, it turns out, are not fond of neon. I think these looked much better in real life… the bright color is much more a coral-y pink, and the dark color is much purpler.
I am rather fond of the effect, though, with the stamping pattern appearing out of the gradient. I think I’ll have to give this another go (or two) with different colors and perhaps a more densely patterned stamp.
For this iteration, I started with two or three coats (maybe just two? I can’t remember) of Mary Kay Coral Stone, and then created a gradient with Coral Stone and China Glaze Naughty or Nice? using a makeup sponge. I stamped the paisley design from Bundle Monster Image Plate using Naughty or Nice? over the gradient, and covered it all with quick dry topcoat.