Gradient Stamping with MoYou Fashionista Collection

Gradient Stamping Nail Art

I did a spot of MoYou shopping last weekend because I’ve had my eye on a few of the Fashionista plates since they dropped in to my inbox a while back. I’m showing off one of the Fashionista plates today – SO MANY CHEVRONS! I also did some quick thinking while I was there and picked up the Festive Collection 06 plate (the one with all the cute fair isle patterns) since it sold out last year before I had the chance to snap it up! Looks like I did the right thing because it seems to be sold out already. It’ll be here when it comes back in stock.

I’m having a lot of fun experimenting with stamping on gradients. It’s a good alternative for stamping over a gradient since it requires considerably less time and skill than creating the traditional gradient with a sponge. This time I used a bright blue and bright pink for the stamping and they’ve mixed nicely to create a purple fade through the middle.

A video tutorial for this technique is on my to-do list, and has been for a while. I’m completely swamped with other projects at the moment – all very exciting stuff but very time consuming – so I just haven’t had enough time to sit down and film it. I just wish I had a camera-person to do the filming for me because I love the editing process and can just get lost in it for hours… maybe one day! In the meantime, my YouTube channel is here if you want to catch up on some of my older tutorials.

1. I painted on a base of Barry M Elderberry.
2. Using MoYou Fashionista 05 Stamping Plate, I painted on the two colours next to each other and mixed them together as I swiped to create the gradient effect. The shades I used are Barry M Rhossili and Sally Hansen Himalayan Blue.
3. Finally, I topped it off with a coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl.

The Nailasaurus

MoYou Fashionista 05

Barry M Elderberry

  • I am totally digging this mani and the fashionista plates! I need to make an order soon.

  • Laure (Les ongles de Laure)

    OMG ! I love it !

    Kisses fromage France 🙂

  • Patatina069

    Wow gorgeous! I love everything! The colors you chose and the pattern as well !!!!

  • This is stunning!

    Missmacbeauty |

  • What pretty gradient stamping this turned out!

  • love the gradient stamping, what a great idea! 🙂

  • Wicked nails!!

    Leonie ♥

  • I love the combo of colors on this and how “geometric” it looks! One day I’ll get the hang of stamping to do something like this.

  • Can’t wait for the film – I’m not able to blend the colours nicely on the plate, wanna see some tricks. I can do “standard” gradient, still need to learn how-to for stamped gradient. You are first blogger whom I see having them so perfect.

  • wow beautiful. This chevron plate has been in my wishlist for long but yet to buy it 🙁

  • What a lovely effect!!

  • Beautiful! xx

    Ioanna |

  • Susannah Lee Myers

    I just got Festive 06 too! I’m basically camped outside my mailbox. >.> And the gradient stamping is gorgeous…here’s another vote for that tutorial…

  • Oh wow, this looks absolutely amazing! The colors and patterns look so great. Very nicely done!

  • Love this one. I still need to try and master stamping but it’s not going so well so far!

  • Zane Ziminski

    That’s too funny, I just ordered Festive 06 yesterday also along with four other plates and their stamper- it’s my first MoYou order and I’m super excited! Can’t wait to try them out, especially with this gradient technique! I’m still a behinner stamper and it’d be much easier redoing a gradient on the plate than having to start over on my nail if the stamped image doesn’t turn out well.

  • Myishia S.

    I love this. You always have the best nails. I live in the US where can I find Barry m jellies?

  • Ash

    I just bought this plate for my very first try at stamping – it’s really pretty, I’m glad I got it. The gradient effect looks so awesome, I hope I can do one as nice soon 🙂