So I finally pulled out my supplies and decided to give it a go!
I have had this Konad kit and plate for about 18 months. About that time is when I started reading The Nailasaurus and saw nail "stamping" for the first time. I was at the mall a few weeks later and saw an actual Konad "booth" and I picked up these goodies for like way to much but I didn't realize you could buy this stuff anywhere else at the time.
Since my nails are still really short I decided I could use my feet as my first palette. I still wanted to do a 4th of July thing - but simple. (So beware if you don't like feet, there are pictures of toes ahead!)
The little plate "holder" is useless - as I've mentioned before RainySunRayNails has some wonderful videos on her site on how to stamp so I ended up following her method and just placing the plate on a paper towel. I made sure to "rough up" the stamper a bit and clean the plate and the stamper with acetone. The Konad scraper is also hard to use and I felt like I was scratching the plate. I used an old gift card instead.
It took me a few tries to get it down - and I can tell it will get better with practice. And wa-la!
Toes are soooo frightening close up! Sorry!
And then I grabbed some more patriotic colors and my dotting tool and added some "flair" :)
The dark blue looks almost black in this picture - but as you can see in the polish picture above it's a true blue. I actually really like how it turned out. I think I should be able to do my poor little nail stubs on Wednesday.
Hope you are having a great weekend and please follow me on Bloglovin' - because GFC is going away at the end of July and I want to be able to connect with all you!