Like the look of mandalas but don’t feel like spending all that time coloring in all the details? Try stamping over a gradient base when all else fails!
For the pattern, I used plate BP-35 from Born Pretty Store.
BP-35 has quite a few random patterns on it, but the paisley quadrant on the lower right hand side is what I used for this manicure.
I felt like using a funky color combo for this, so I opted for black stamping over a gray and chartreuse gradient.
From left to right: Frankly, I Don’t Give A-dam by Sephora by OPI, S’more Fun by China Glaze, and Konad Special Nail Polish in Black.
I started by painting all my nails gray.
On a silicone mat (a plastic bag will also suffice), I applied a generous line of gray and chartreuse polishes side by side as shown.
Using a sponge, I layered on the polish from the mixture shown above this photo to form a gradient.
I stamped the paisley pattern so that different portions of the image were on each nail.
After adding some topcoat, the manicure is done!
Pictured near some grass on 4/20.
The whole manicure took hardly any time to do, all things considered, so having the gradient underneath the stamping is a great way to jazz things up.