Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Konad nail stamping tutorial

Here is a quick Konad nail stamping tutorial with step by step guide and pictures. It takes a little bit of practice and you need to be really fast when you stamp each nail, but I will explain it under each photo. I hope you like it :) The design I picked today is a mixture of nude and floral and I love it. It looks really nice on short nails and has got a vintage feel to it :)
 You will need your Konad stamper and scraper, one image plate and 2 nail polishes. One for a base coat and one for stamping. I use normal nail polish, but if you buy the special one for stamping the results  will be better. Here is a link to the kit with one plate. 
You will also need: A piece of paper, nail polish remover, cotton wool pads and a top coat.
1.Paint your nails with the base colour and let them dry. They need to be completely dry before yo start stamping, if you are impatient you will ruin the whole design- hint- look at my pinky on the pictures of the full manicure- it is all creased, horrible and wrinkled.
2.Clean your image plate with nail polish remover to make sure there is no nail polish or dust in the groves.
3.Apply chosen colour of nail polish to the desired image on the plate.
4.Scrape off the excess, be fast- the nail polish could dry out quickly.
5.Press a clean stamper onto the plate to pick up the design, it should look like this once it is transferred. You need to be really fast following all the steps!
6.Stamp the image onto your nail with a  rolling motion, or press down firmly and lift up immediately. If you try both methods, you will know what one suits you.
Don't worry about the design going allover your cuticles, you can clean it up with nail varnish for a perfect finish once you are done with all your nails.

7.Repeat the same process on all nails. Make sure to clean the plate and the stamper between applying the design to each nail. Apply a top coat for a long lasting, glossy finish.
as you can see, the design on my pinky is all wrinkled because the base colour wasn't dry when I stamped the nail.

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