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Two gradients in one nail art design.
Reciprocal gradients are created when you do two gradients on top of each other and mask off designs. They usually are done with the same colours for the gradient, but you can use different ones if you choose.

Posted by More Nail Polish from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia • Published See More Nail Polish's 7 projects »
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  • How to paint patterned nail art. Chevron Reciprocal Gradient Nail Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Paint your nails in the base colour and let it dry.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Chevron Reciprocal Gradient Nail Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using a makeup sponge, create a two toned gradient with two colours.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Chevron Reciprocal Gradient Nail Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    Top coat your gradient and let it dry.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Chevron Reciprocal Gradient Nail Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Tape off your nails in a triangular chevron design using sticky tape and sponge on another gradient in the reverse direction.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Chevron Reciprocal Gradient Nail Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    Carefully remove the sticky tape and finish your design with top coat.

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