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« on: August 13, 2013 09:53:03 PM »

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Here's how to use Nail Stamps!  If you've never heard of them, they are just stamps to roll across your nails and give amazing patterns.  I got my set off Amazon, but I've even seen mini sets at Walmart for around $10.


Gather Supplies:
Painted Nails --Here a double coat of pink
Nail stamp plate of your choice
paint color --black.  Konad makes special nail stamp paints, but you can experiment to see if your stash works.  This was the best black of my stash for stamping. Thicker polishes are better for stamping or those ones that are 'one coat' colors.  I usually just test the stamp out on a piece of scrap paper to see if the color is dark enough for me. 
Paint scraper
Stamping stick/roller
nail polish remover
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Polish right over the design on your disk


Scrape it off. -- I like to cover my workspace with an extra piece of paper so I can push the extra paint clear off the disk.



Use the wand to roll over the design


The paint will come out of the creases and stick to the wand


Position it over your fingernail and roll right across the whole nail bed.


Tada!


Clean up the extra edges with a qtip dipped in polish remover.  --I use polish remover on a cotton pad to clear the extra paint from the scraper, stamper, and disk.


Do it nine more times. Top coat and you're done!


Love my zebra nails!

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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013 09:55:07 PM »

Very pretty! I'll have to see if my set has a Zebra stripe, that is great!
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013 08:18:35 AM »

Those are cool. I've never heard of them before. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2013 12:59:06 PM »

Ooh thanks for the little tutorial!
I just bought a couple of these for super cheap online (amongst other little nail deco things) but haven't given them a proper try yet.
Outta curiosity, what makes that black better for stamping? Is it a bit thicker or something?
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013 01:06:11 PM »

The thicker polishes are better, colors are brighter.  But, it's personal preference.  Out of all my blacks that one gives the darkest black stamp.  But you can use any color you want - white, pink, silver....  Just not all polishes give a dark enough color to show up well over your base coat.  I usually just do a test stamp on a scrap paper and see if I like the color.  Hope that helps!
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013 01:55:28 PM »

Thanks for showing us a nifty product!  I think I could do this!

Cute colors and wild zebra--fabulous!
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2013 02:20:02 PM »

Yeah I found that the ones that aren't actually "stamping polishes" just aren't thick/opaque enough to work for me.
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