I have a love affair with nails. I have always loved painting my nails, but I recently discovered the art of Nail Stamping and my passion was reignited. For those of you who have never heard of this Nail Stamping thing, I’ll give you a short explanation… Basically you paint your nails as normal (you can use gel, acrylic, or regular polish), but before you put on your top coat, you can stamp a design onto them (picture scrapbook stamping – but slightly different). You use these engraved plates with the design on them, put a small amount of polish over the design and scrape off the excess. Then you use a rubber “stamp” to pick up the remaining polish and transfer it to your fingernail. Then you put a top coat over it and your done.
The designs can be really simple or really intricate depending on what you get. I have a problem. I collect nail stamp plates. I haven’t even used most of them. But I thought it would be fun to share with you some of the designs I come up with.
This design was done using the following products:
- CND Shellac Base Coat
- CND Shellac Clearly Pink
- MoYou London French Plate 09
- Born Pretty Lace Flower Pattern Plate BP- L020
- Munde De Unas Stamping Polish in Papyrus (French Tip) & White (Lace)
Ignore that ridged edges of my nails – I had these on for about a week before I remembered I wanted to photograph them, so they’re a little rough around the edges.