Stamping stamping stamping... Practice Practice Practice

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I simply adore the classy look of the full nail images. So as soon as I got my Konad plates I set to work painting and priming my nails for the wondrous look of those sensational stamps. 

I used Seche Vite base coat and then topped that with OPI DS Extravagance. It is one of my all-time favorites. Using a top coat is critical. And you will see why in a few minutes.

Then I used a top-coat of Seche Vite to top off the OPI. I got my work area prepped with Qtips, Sally Hansen Gold Chrome pen, non-acetone remover and tissues.

Then on to the stamping. I have found that the Sally Hansen pens work great for stamping.

Brush the polish on the plate and scrape off. Then simply press the stamper on the image. I have learned to check my image on the stamper and if I don't think it came out well I clean it off with remover and a Qtip and start this process over.

Then roll the stamper on your prepped nail. The hardest part for me of the whole process is the placement.  Don't be afraid to use a little pressure while you are rolling.

If you smudge it or aren't happy with the placement use a Qtip with non-acetone remover and "erase" the stamp. Do it quickly and don't use a lot of pressure. This is why the top coat is so important. It protects your base color. It will dull the shine a little but you can fix that by using more top coat.

Then I used the same color that I used for the stamping and applied a funky french tip. This was basically to cover my placement errors.

Once you have finished your nails apply a top coat (I always use Seche Vite) and Voila! Sensational stamped goodness!


I need more practice but I am happy overall with the results.

Happy Polishing!


3 comments

  1. Ive been stamping for a couple months and that's the top coat/non acetone is a great tip. I always have to start my nail fresh!! Also sally pens I'm going.to have to look for now :) how long do you wait between painting & stamping? Ive waiting a couple hours & it still pulls my nail off my nail I usually have to let them dry over night :(

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    1. The Sally pens are great. I don't wait too long after painting. The Seche Vite fast dry top coat definitely speeds the process up. I usually wait about 15 minutes... Seche Vite is smelly but oh so wonderful!

      Kelly

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