Stamping Nail Art is easy, fast and you end up with unique beautiful nails. If you don’t have a steady hand or don’t like the idea of doing freehand nail art designs then stamping nail art is for you. It allows you to stamp on nail art to apply beautiful delicate images on to your nails in minutes. There are lots of stamping plate images to choose from.
It becomes very cheap once you have made the initial outlay on your stamping kit, you will be about to do cool nail art at home for a fraction of the price.
All you need to get started is a Nail Art Stamp Set this should contain a nail art stamp/stamper, scraper and some image plates/nail art stencils. These nail art supplies can all be found at beauty supply stores or bought cheaply online. Here is a list of some reputable suppliers that sell quality and not cheap nail art supplies.
- Konad Nail Art Stamping Kit – they are the pioneers of Stamping Nail Art
- Mash – they sell Konad images at a cheaper price, the quality isn’t always as good though
- Born Pretty – another company that sell Konad copies
- Bundle Monster Nail Art – have a huge range and cheaper than Konad
- Cheeky – cheaper than Konad but the plates are sometimes not deep enough
- ENAS – these are usually sold with nail polish as a set and don’t work out as good value
- Shany – my favourite brand after Konad as they have some great designs
You don’t need to use any special types of nail polish with nail art stamping, for best results you should use a nail polish that only requires one coat to cover your nail. I’ve attached a video so you can see how quickly you can get stamping with some nail art designs step by step!
- Before stamping you need to wait for your base layer of nail polish to completely dry before you can start.
- Apply desired colour to the stamping image plate.
- Use the scraper to remove any excess nail polish from the plate, use this at a 45 degree angle.
- Use the stamp to press down softly on the image plate.
- Stamp the image on your nail.
- When applying the stamp image plate, do not press too hard as this can cause the image to smudge.
- You need to work quickly to get the best results and don’t work in a room with a fan or air conditioning as this may cause the transfer to dry before applying it to your nails.
- You might need to clean your stamper between every nail or second nail, use your own judgement here.
- Clean your cuticles of any excess nail polish before applying the top coat.
Once you are happy with the results it is best to wait a few minutes to ensure that it has dried before adding a top coat. Again it is best to use a nail polish that only needs one coat application. Applying more layers of the top coat can cause the nail stamping to smear.
There is quite an art form to using stamping nail art kits at home, the best thing to do is just keep practising until you get it right. Once you do get it right you’ll find it addictive and your beautiful nails will be the envy of all your friends!
Here is a link to the BornPrettyStore which have a very inexpensive array of items including really nice Nail Stamping Kits, like the products shown to the right. Have fun!
Here are a few products that I found on Amazon that I thought you might like.