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I wanna learn stamping

Post  Laura on Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:42 am

I've tried so many times but I'm just useless at it, I can't line it up straight and the pattern doesn't pick up properly Sad has anyone got any pointers??
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Post  TarasTalons on Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:47 am

I don't really stamp a lot so I can't personally help (sorry!) but there is a fab app called snap guide which is kind if like pinterest but it gives you step by step instructions on how to do stuff (pictures and words not videos) and I've seen a couple of stamping guides on there if you search 'nail stamping'

I hope it helps or someone else can help you more! Smile

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Post  shoppingaddict on Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:07 pm

I can't stamp either turns out rubbish.....
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Post  ninjablossom on Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:37 pm

mines improved since I read that you have to scrape towards the plate logo - not sure how this makes a difference but it does, I can always pick up an image now with no problem. Getting it on the nail cleanly I'm still working on but I'm finding if I roll the nail rather than the stamper the image goes on better most of the time, especially if its a whole nail image. Rolling the stamper tends to cut off the top part of the nail.

And if I think about what I'm doing too much, its a disaster. Just a very quick scrape, pick up image and stamp. If I start getting perfectionist (i.e with single images rather than the whole nail, if I think its off centre I might try again) the whole manicure goes to pot and most of the time once the top coat is on, it never looks as bad as I think! Neutral
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Post  Laura on Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:18 am

I just had another go and it's horrific Sad

I want so much to be able to do this as it looks so good! It's making me really angry! I wish I knew what I was doing wrong.
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Post  Laura on Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:25 am

ninjajane wrote:mines improved since I read that you have to scrape towards the plate logo

Whoa!

I just did this and managed to pick up the whole image. How the hell does that make a difference? Very Happy
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Post  ninjablossom on Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:17 am

Laura wrote:
ninjajane wrote:mines improved since I read that you have to scrape towards the plate logo

Whoa!

I just did this and managed to pick up the whole image. How the hell does that make a difference? Very Happy

odd isn't it!! I can't think how it does but it does. Glad it helped, so much stamping fun to be had Very Happy
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Post  Laura on Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:47 am

Wether I manage to place it on the nail straight is something else...
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Post  carter0268 on Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:47 am

I didn't know that about the stamping plate either! Good tip - I will have to try that.

I always put on top coat before stamping so if it goes wrong you can very gently wipe off the stamp (with cotton bud dipped in remover etc) without taking off your varnish. Then another top coat after.

Also, you need to work very quickly, some polish works better than others - Barry M metallics are almost infallible I find...

Some polish needs to be cleaned from the plate between each stamp. Trial and error which ones, as some you don't need to clean the plate until you have finished. If I'm having trouble, I try that and it often makes a difference. Some plates are rubbish too - I have some I can NEVER get a good image from.

Good luck!

Maria xx
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Post  Laura on Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:49 pm

carter0268 wrote:I didn't know that about the stamping plate either! Good tip - I will have to try that.

I always put on top coat before stamping so if it goes wrong you can very gently wipe off the stamp (with cotton bud dipped in remover etc) without taking off your varnish. Then another top coat after.

Also, you need to work very quickly, some polish works better than others - Barry M metallics are almost infallible I find...

Some polish needs to be cleaned from the plate between each stamp. Trial and error which ones, as some you don't need to clean the plate until you have finished. If I'm having trouble, I try that and it often makes a difference. Some plates are rubbish too - I have some I can NEVER get a good image from.

Good luck!

Maria xx

Your nails look stunning, I couldn't even dream of getting it so perfect!
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Post  carter0268 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:01 am

Thank you Laura Smile Just keep practising lol and do try Barry M metallics as your stamping polish - seriously the best I have tried! xx
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Post  RainbowNails on Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:11 am

Some of my recent stamping.

It isnt perfect but it looks good from a distance.

I use bundle monster or cheeky plates and with a normal konad stamper and scraper

I also dont tend to use special stamping polish except for white

this is using


konad special white stamping polish
Barry M gelly satsumas

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Black MUA polish from Superdrug £1 and it works brilliantly for stamping

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Post  Babafette on Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:41 am

They look pretty good to me RainbowNails! Very Happy I particularly like the top picture with the orange on white.
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Post  carter0268 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:29 pm

They look great to me too! I don't think many people's nails look perfect close up anyway, mine definitely look better from a distance, but that's how they're mostly seen so... lol xx
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Re: I wanna learn stamping

Post  Wesker on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:05 am

My tips....

1, get drunk drunken
2, have plently of cotton buds handy
3, choose random design from numerous stamping plates
4, work quickly but take your time Neutral
5, take pic and show the world your masterpiece Very Happy

works for me Wink
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Post  carter0268 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:58 am

I keep looking for the 'like' button when someone's post makes me laugh - Wesker 'like' lol xx
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Post  TattyScone on Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:04 am

RainbowNails, how does the MUA Black remove? At the moment I use Konad Black and although it looks great on, it's an utter b@*!@xd when cleaning up!
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Post  RainbowNails on Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:59 am

I use pure acetone which I get in a small bottle from Boots and a brush or cosmetic cotton bud to clear up all my cuticles.

It is proper polish so when I used it the other day in a tape manicure it just removed normally.

I do have konad black as well that I got in Florida so next time I stamp in black I will use both to see if I can tell the difference
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Post  HanSpan on Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:45 pm

*Wesker* wrote:My tips....

1, get drunk drunken
2, have plently of cotton buds handy
3, choose random design from numerous stamping plates
4, work quickly but take your time Neutral
5, take pic and show the world your masterpiece Very Happy

works for me Wink

LOL. I've done that. There's still the extremely sloppy and squiffy evidence on my facebook!

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