Saturday, September 15, 2012

Video Tutorial: How I stamp my nails

I got a request to make a video tutorial about stamping. First I didn't know if I should really make one, because I can stamp my nails really bad sometimes, especially with some difficult patterns. But then I decided to film myself doing an easy zebra pattern. I love animal prints, because they're easy to stamps and mistakes are barely visible, so double win. :i

My hands look so bad on these pictures I took.  Manicure was so bright in person, because I decided to use Beach Cruiser from Orly. I'm in love with this polish, just like with Fancy Fuchsia. :L

Enjoy. :P

I put these infos in an info box on YouTube, but just in case you don't watch this video on YouTube and can't see the info bar.

Stamper ~ there's a few different versions of stampers like this one I'm using in this video or double sided. If your stamper doesn't pick the color well, try to file it a bit to make it a bit rough.

Scraper ~ I'm using my old plastic card as a stamper, because it works great and it doesn't scratch my plates like metal scraper I have. I would suggest a plastic scraper over metal, but even old credit card works just fine.

Stamping polish ~ I'm using stamping polish but sometimes you don't need them, because regular polish can work with stamping too... Especially metallics and one coaters, holos,... You need to experiment to see if they work or not.

Double stamping ~ I always have to double stamp my thumbs and other nails if they're long as in this video. Some patterns are really easy to line up and get a perfect stamp, like this zebra print I'm using in this video.

Top coat ~ Some top coats don't work great with stamping, because they smear the pattern. If you have those problems, be sure you gave a enough top coat on the brush. If the top coat still smudges the pattern, try another top coat.

Essence Nail Art - Protecting Base Coat
Orly - Beach Cruiser / 2 coats
Stamping: BPS black stamping polish & BM-223
Essence - High Shine Top coat

What do you think? :) I hope someone will find this video helpful. I'm not really super great with stamping, but I'm learning. :D

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely weekend!


5 Comment(s):

  1. You did a fabulous job your mani is beautiful and you have beautiful hands. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. vidiš da ne valja imat duge nokte - moraš duplo štampat ;)

  3. uvijek sam se pitala kako cure s dugim noktima pronađu uzorke dovoljno dugačke...sad tek vidim da duplo štampaju hahaha ;) nije mi to uopće palo na pamet hehe

  4. ajme ja nikad ne volim kad moram dvaput stampat, onda kad su mi nokti predugi opcenito to izbjegavam radit, em ima puno vise posla, em nikad ne mogu lijepo namjestit da uzorak onda na nesto lici

  5. oh this. is. AMAZING!. You make it look so easy and I'd be terribly afraid to try this on my own! excellent job!

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