Here are macros of the gradients.
Next, I taped off my mani using some striping tape.
|Yeah, I may've been over ambitious with the taping...|
Next, I removed the tape.
|Once the polish is tacky, you can push down the parts that are sticking up, and take a manicure stick and clear off the bits that fell back into the gradient parts.|
Here they are without any topcoat.
Next, I applied a topcoat and did the album art on my accent nail.
Here's the album cover for your reference.
It's not 100% accurate, but I think it looks pretty good.
Here's another shot of the final product!
I used polishes from Color Club, OPI, Kiss Nail Art, and Sally Hansen to create this look. I decided to split it up into two nights work, so that I wouldn't spend too much time at once, which worked out pretty well. I'm so super excited about this concert!!! I'll be adding photos all night with my Instagram, so if you aren't a follower, you can find me here. I'm set as private, but I will add you if you request.
Have you ever done a striping tape mani? What about an album art mani?