Saturday, June 29, 2013

Nail Stamping - First try!

Hello!

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!


 
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Jasmine

15 comments:

  1. Cute stamping on your toes. I remember the first time I tried stamping I thought it was harder than it looked. But it does get better with practice.

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    1. I need to use my plates so I better keep practicing! :)

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  2. looks great! you're brave for showing your toes on the interwebs :P

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    1. Thank you - Feet are gross I know!

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  3. Great job on your first time stamping! Love the design you came up with!

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    1. Thank you - you've been doing all sorts of pretty nails for the last like 20 weeks! Great job!

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  4. These are great!!! Nice work! I can't wait to see more!

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    1. Thank YOU! You're videos helped me sooo much!

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  5. It looks good! I've never tried nail stamping, I probably should but I've been too lazy to get the supplies and learn how to do it, lol.

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    1. Argg...I wish we lived nearer and could practice together. You can find most of the supplies on Amazon. And it will help you put all your nail polish to work!

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    1. Thank you! I thought it wasn't too bad myself!

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  7. That was a really great first attempt! I think it looks darn good!

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