Creative musings in bright colors

Metal Fade

Sometimes, conventional gradients just won’t cut it. That’s when you turn to something cool, like an internal fade. This art was made using 4 polishes that fade from dark copper, through gold, to silver! What’s more, there was no “art” involved…just the polish brush 🙂

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I had been seeing this style float around for a while, the particular inspiration of this one came from Dressed Up Digits. She used a series of blue cremes, while I chose to go with golden metallics. In retrospect, cremes might have worked better!

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I think I need to try this again, using cremes (so the light doesn’t shine off the polish quite so much) and leaving more space between each color! You can barely see some of the golden polishes.

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Colors

  • Dark copper: Pure Ice – Magic
  • Copper: Zoya – Penny
  • Gold: Essie – Penny Talk
  • Silver: A England – Excalibur

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These nails looked almost gilded when I was done! Pretty cool. Even if you can’t easily see the color transition, the effect still mostly worked!

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Hope you enjoyed!

Comments on: "Metal Fade" (6)

  1. Love your version. Those shades are perfect for me!

  2. Oh! This is interesting they blend so perfectly I found it really hard to see where which colour started… Beautiful. Steph x

  3. I love this! I have seen this technique around and I really have got to try it.

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