Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Adventures In Stamping: The First Attempt

So thanks to the wonderful people over at The Born Pretty Store I decided to step out of my comfort zone a do something I never really considered trying.  Stamping.   I wont lie.  Originally I thought stamping was kind of eh.  But it turns out when done well it can look AMAZING. So because I already had a Konad plate (m65) I decided why not use it.  So I decided to try a Double Sided Nail Art Stamper and Scraper.

First off I decided against using the scraper for two reasons. 1)I didn't want to scratch up my plate 2) I don't know it you can see it in my photo of just the scraper but there was a tiny extra bit of metal on the scraper that would have for sure messed up the plate.  So instead I used an old, plastic HMV gift card.
 

You can see the extra piece of metal under my watermark

The stamper itself has two rubber sides.  A smaller green side and a larger pink side.  I had never even felt what a stamper feels like until recently.  It sort of feels like a REALLY soft, and squishy eraser.



As my base I used Milani Dude Blue.  Then for stamping I used ORLY Platinum Blush a metallic silver. Getting the polish onto the stamper was easy as pie.  Paint polish onto plate, swipe off all that excess with card, put stamper on plate(I tried rolling the stamper across the design and just placing it directly on top of the design. Both ways picked up the design just fine).  The actually application onto the nail was easy.  I just rolled it across my nail.  The tricky part was getting it to go on straight.  But I'm sure it will come with practice!


Going into this I knew what design I wanted to use, and I knew even though it was a full nail design I was only going to stamp half my nail.  The full manicure I ended up with has been something I have been wanting to try and thought the stamping would look good incorporated with it.  I really liked how it turned out with the black and the striping tape!  I also purposely started stamping the design so it was a different angle on each nail.  So it looks the same, but different!



How do you guys think I did?

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27 comments:

  1. you did a great job! i'm kinda iffy on stamping. i mead i've seen some crazy amazing stamped manis, but i think its more impressive to say that you free handed your mani.

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  2. It looks flawless! I love the effect stamping can give and have tried it a few times myself, but I really need to get more patience to do it! x

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  3. I think you did an awesome job for your first time!!! Stamping and I just don't get along.

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  4. I love stamping. I think that it can look fantastic. I hope you come to enjoy it.

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  5. Kas, these look amazing!! Seriously, I would never have guessed this was your first stamp--you got such a crisp, even transfer! Love the colours you did for this, and the design is just awesome.

    Hehe, I use an old hotel key card. ;o)

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  6. Wow, you did great for a first try! And I really like the way you incorporated the stamping into your mani! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  7. Personally I stink at stamping. I have the same kit, maybe the card is the key? Your design is cool and has inspired me to try again :)

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  9. Amazing first stamping! Mine wasn't that awesome lol I have to keep practicing!

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  10. I'm not going to lie I hate you a little for doing this with such ease the first time around :P I struggled with stamping for ages before I got the hang of it. Well done, I love the look you chose! :)

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  11. Wow! I love how you did more than just the design over the whole nail, really digging the half 'n half look :)

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  12. Can.t believe it is your first time, looks great!

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  13. It's a fantastic first attempt - well done!

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  14. I love the manicure you made!

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  15. Wow great job on your first try at stamping!

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  16. I think you did a great job! And I love the combination of colours! :-)

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  17. Gorgeous! What a great first attempt.

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  18. You did such a fabulous job Kas! I really need to try stamping...I just fail so much at it! I need the right kind of polishes.

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  19. Great job! My first time stamping was a massive fail.

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  20. yes don't ever use the scraper-you will scratch the hell out of your plates-been there done that. I just wrote this on KarenD's blog-here's my trick to perfect alignment.

    Place the stamper at the base of your nail lining up the design the way you want it on your nail. While keeping it attached to your base, roll it up pressing firmly and NOT lifting the stamper. I leave it there a couple seconds then lift it off. I hope that makes sense-but yes practice helps too!

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  22. Whoa, that's amazingly well done for a first attempt. So Cool!! :)

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