I started out by creating a gradient using Borghese Mezanotte Blue, Color Club Chelsea Girl and Wet 'n Wild French White Creme. The tips were stamped using a pattern from an Ebay plate M88 that reminded me of waves. The fish is from a Shany plate SH19. Both were stamped using Wet 'n Wild French White Creme. It all looked kind of boring, so I colored in the fish gold using Pure Ice Bite Me. Then, using Sally Hansen Celeb City, I accented a few of the "waves." I'm loving the touch of metal in this. What do you think the chances are that this goldfish will grant me some wishes? :)
A closeup of the goldfish...
I also wanted to show you the gradient itself. To make this, I used a really easy technique that I was trying for the first time. Instead of adding one color at a time as I have done before, these are all layered onto a cosmetic wedge and sponged at the same time. The result is a much smoother gradient as the colors mix much better. It looks as though it was spray painted. I've seen a few tutorials out there, but Laynie of LaynieFingers has a great how to video on the technique, so be sure to check it out.
I keep thinking of how much this reminds me of my black to white gradient and how much quicker this was to create versus that one... Love learning new techniques!
Have you tried creating a gradient using this method?
Thanks for looking!