September 9, 2011

Konad Stamping Nail Art

If you read my past posts, you would know I am an avid nail art fan =)
Hence, when I found out about another method to do nail art 'DIY' other than stickers or drawing yourself, I got very interested!

Some of you may or may not know stamping nail art. It seems that this method has been introduced quite long ago. I didn't know up until recently when a colleague of mine, who is also very interested in all things nails, told me about it.

So I looked it up and Konad brand originated it(i think) and only that website sells the starter kit. So I thought to myself, I have to get one =)


It comes with two special Konad polish , a stamper, scraper and a metal plate. For this set, it has metal plate M3 and one set costs RM48 without shipping costs.

                                                                     RED POLISH





Behind the box is the simple instructions on how to stamp the art on your nails

You will have to paint your nails first with any colour.

I chose to paint red because I'm going to stamp with white nail art.

Then get the tools ready with a paper towel and nail polish remover so that it won't be messy.

Paint the Konad special polish on the design you desire on the metal plate:

 red colour 

white colour

Then scrape it using the scraper:

Then quickly stamp on the design using the stamper:

The design will form on the stamper like this!

After that, roll it on your nail and the design will be 'stamped' on the nail:



It looks easy doesn't it? But let me honestly tell you, it's not as easy as it looks. Even those Youtube tutorials made it look so easy but actually it takes quite awhile to get the hang of it.

Some problems you may encounter and how to solve it:
- The design is smudged on the stamper. (To solve this, you must stamp it hard on the plate ONE time. Do not roll it or move while stamping or else it will smudge the polish.)

-The stamper does not fully take up the design. (This is the problem I encountered the MOST and one that most people complaint about. I read and watched videos and finally found a trick to that. Before stamping, use a nail filer to file the stamper so that it has a rougher surface and will get the design.)

The trick to stamping: file the stamper

-The polish dried on the stamper before stamping. (You must be quick when stamping. Do it fast or else either the polish will dry on the plate or on the stamper before you can stamp the art.)

Well, as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. You will have to try an error many times before you can successfully nicely stamp the art on your nails.

It is quite messy as well but all tools can be cleaned with a nail polish remover and it'll be as nice as new. But just be careful because when all is over, you would have your nails beautifully polished and stamped and you do not want it to be ruined when using the remover to clean the tools XD

Overall, it's like a new toy for me to play *laughs* It's just a hobby and I'm getting hooked to stamping =) 

If you want to know more or purchase anything from Konad, do visit their website: