Thursday, 20 June 2013

Stamping

 A while ago, I bought myself a stamping set, and my plan for this blog post is to add to it when I use one of the stamps. The reasons for doing this are because there are so many stamping plates to use that it's going to take me forever to get through them all, and I'm just really bad and doing them so hopefully with time I can show you some better designs! Over time I will add more pictures and some tips to help any one that decides they also want to give stamping a go.

 The stamping plates I have are by Cheeky, and you can buy them on Amazon. I chose these because they contain a huge range of designs and are a lot cheaper than the stamping plates of bigger brands. They also had great reviews. But, just a warning if you decide to buy these ones, they took about a month to be delivered.

 The stamper I bought was a Konad double-ended one that came with a scraper. I would recommend a double-ended stamper because it is a lot easier to apply a small design using the small end, and a large design using the large end. I also got this off Amazon.

 Here's my stamping set:


 I find stamping very difficult! So I'm glad I didn't buy an expensive stamping set as I'm not sure how much use I'm going to get out of it. But I'll keep trying - practise makes perfect!

 Here are the designs I have done so far, I'll update this post as I do more:

1) My first attempt at stamping; I have tried a few different stamps and colours just to show you the range of possibilities:


 I have come across a few problems such as the stamps not being long enough to cover my whole nail, and the stamp ripping, as you can see in the pictures below:



 Maybe I will need to use these when my nails are shorter and I need a lot more practise as it's quite difficult to get the design onto my nail neatly.

 Any tips would be much appreciated! :)

3 comments:

  1. This is really nice! I have a stamping set too and I really like it. And it's true - it's not so easy to use it... Sometimes just half of the pattern goes on the nail and the other half stays on the stamping tool (what is it called again??)

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    1. I have the same problem! No matter how quick I am the polish dried too quickly on the stamper! :(

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  2. Looks good for a first attempt :) I just bought a Konad set, yet to try it!

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