Monday, April 2, 2012

A video tutorial on doing a sponged gradient nail!

I got such a great response to the sponged gradient tutorial I did. Unfortunately, quite a few people posted that they didn't quite follow my steps, so I decided the best thing to do was to do a video tutorial! That way, it's clear what I'm doing and when.

Recording the video didn't take all that long, but holy cow did editing it take a long time! Thankfully it didn't make me want to scream or cry this time. I just need more experience editing, which is a good thing. That means you'll get lots more videos to come!



I'm also working on the followup to this video, where I'll show you how to add the zebra stripes. That's actually a pretty doable process, if I can get the energy and the time to shoot it!

Since I'm doing more videos now, why not leave me a comment to let me know what sort of tutorials you'd like to see? I have several planned, but I'm always looking for more ideas.

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10 comments:

  1. Wow! I just tried this, and it came out great. Thanks for the video. I will have to take pictures of my mani.

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    1. I'm so glad to hear this! Leave me a link showing me the finished result!

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  2. Thank you for this Laynie! I tried last week and it came out ok. I just didn't get that I had to reapply the polish for every nail, and I didn't use a layer of white underneath which probably would have been better, also I didn't realize that a stippling method was used! Cannot wait to try this again now that I watched the video! :)

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! It can be hard to write a tutorial because I know what I'm doing for each step... it can be hard to see it from someone else's point of view. That's one reason I added this video into the original post too! Hopefully any issues that weren't terribly clear are more understandable with the video!

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  3. Thanks!!! I thought that was how you did it, but now I feel much more confident trying it! :D

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    1. You're welcome! Leave me a link showing me your finished result if you can, I'd love to see!

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  4. This looks so cool! Just added this to my list of things to try! Thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. Wonderful! It really is easier than it seems, and creates such lovely smooth gradients!

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  5. First your watermark tutorial, and now this. Woman, you are doing me a bunch of favors lately!

    I've been scared of doing a gradient, and all the other tutorials I've read or watched just didn't click it for me. I think a big factor was that you did it on a practice nail, so I was able to see what you were doing better! I tried it last night, and I must say, my pinky nail looks absolutely fantabulous!

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