Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Graduated Color- Mixing on the Plate

Hope you fellow Konaddicts had a fantastic weekend!   I did- it was wet, but fun.
So, here is a technique I have yet to do a tutorial on.  It creates a graduated color stamp by mixing 2 polishes on the plate.

Too bad I couldn't capture the graduated color better.  But see how the color moves from grayish purple to aqua?  Here, let me show you how to do it.

First, here is what you will need.

A dark base color, Konad prncess polishes in Light Gray, and Pop Green, and Konad image plate 63.

Here is how you create this Konadicure, step by step.  The color graduate will follow.


1) paint your base color
2) Mix your two colors on the Konad plate, and stamp the image over each nail.

To mix a graduated color on the konad plate:
paint two colors on the plate...NOT ON THE IMAGE-BUT OFF TO THE SIDE OF IT, ON THE PLATE.
Usea dotting wand to mix the colors IN THE MIDDLE  so you create a blend in the middle.  Now when you preform the scrape, the result will be a graduated color- from one color to the next.
So, try this on your next Konadicure, and tell me how it worked out.

I personally love doing this on the full plate patterns.  The leopard and fishnet look great!

Untill your next fix.....

14 comments:

moodpuppet said...

That looks so cool! I'm definitely going to be trying it!

Twister said...

Very kool!! :>)

Beatriz said...

I just wanted to let you know how much I <3 your nail blog! I did a video for my youtube channel about my favorite blogs and you were one of them! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UUjS_qStzM

Concertina said...

This is so great! I will definitely be trying it out!

Velvet said...

How cool looking! Love how it looks on your nails.

konADDICT said...

beatriz...how cute are you?

im a dork and haven't figured out the youtube thing yet. i didn't even understand all you could do till i tried to upload that video of my girls drawing names on the winner. (forgot my user id by now) but any way....i loved how your face totally lit u when you were talking about the water marble from the daily nail. Glad she saw it too. Those are the moments we love. But any how...i gotta get on you tube and figure out all the channels and favorites.....

for now, its late... & I have a date with the hubby :)

thanks for the mention and wonderful words. Sooooo glad for readers like you!

Tabula Rasa,,, said...

Yay a graduated colour stamping tute post! You spoil us in the best way :) I do have a question about recommended polishes: have you tried this technique with non-Konad stamping polishes? I understand the the thickness of Konad special polish does add a few more milliseconds of grace time for the colour mixing.

susies1955 said...

What a great manicure and even nicer that you gave us a tutorial on how you did it.
Very cool.
Thanks,
Susie

Ayuu said...

Oh, I love it ! I think I'll try it soon. Thanks for the tutorial !

dancekicksbutt said...

i've seen this before, but THANK YOU SO MUCH for the step-by-step how to!!!

Niki* said...

I loooooove the graduated colour. I did this same pattern on my friend but now I totally want to try this...maybe something like a graduated holo to black....hmm!

http://polishondigitalpaper.blogspot.com/2010/01/i-work-so-hard-office-nails-did-pt-2.html

Thess said...

Have to try this, looks stunning!

Lily nail said...

LOVE IT!!!

Polished Girl said...

I really like this one, very cute! www.polishedstars.blogspot.com