Sunday, 20 October 2013

Beth's Nails - Nail Stamping

Nail Stamping


You Will Need:
Rimmel London- Grey Matter // available here
Essie - No Place Like Chrome // available here
Stamping plate- Cheeky no. CH6 (or any stamping plate with your desired pattern) // available here
Stamper and scraper set (konad) // available here
Base and Topcoat // available here







Ok, so something a little bit different this week! I love the amazingly intricate designs you can achieve with the nail stamping technique and decided to do a subtle silvery design this week.

If you want to give this a go first paint all your nails with a light grey. Then paint a thin layer of silver polish over your chosen design on the plate (essie-No Place Like Chrome works great for stamping!) Then quickly scrape off the excess polish so it is only in the engraved design and not on the shiny surface of the plate. Take the stamper and gently press it on top of the design, the polish in should transfer to the stamper in the shape of the design. Then role the stamper over the nail to transfer it onto the nail. Hope that made sense it’s kinda difficult to explain! Try and work quickly when you are doing this for best results, the longer the polish has to dry the harder it will be to transfer it to the nail.

Finished Result




If you’ve never done this before it’s definitely got pros and cons.. The great thing is you don’t have to spend loads of time painting on detailed designs yourself, the stamping transfers the perfect  pattern to your nails. You can get some amazing effects but the bad things are that not all nail polishes will work for this, and the sets of plates plus the stamper and scraper can cost quite a lot to buy… However once you’ve got them you can use them again and again so unlimited nail art fun right!? That can only be a good thing! Try it out yourself :)

xo


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