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Hey - i am 26 years old and i live in the Uk. I discovered Konad around October 2010 , and my bank balance has yet to recover. i have since collected a very large collection of fauxnads and Konads. the goal for this blog is simple - (1) Further explore the world of nail art stamping. (2) To keep a record of all my experiments with stamping. (3) To show you the potential each stamp has. (4) To show you that you don't have to be a 'Konading' expert to have fun! =)

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Tutorial - How to make Stamping Decals.

Hey Guys!

Here's my third tutorial -  I've constructed a step by step guide to show 
you -  How to make Stamping Decals.

So lets get started shall we - Before we start you need to 
grab the following :


  - A Squishy Stamper.
 - Black Stamping Polish.
 - A Image Plate.
- Nail Polish Remover.

- Tweezers.

- Nail Art Brush / Or Dotting Tool.

- A Scraper.

- Top Coat and Base coat.

- Nail polish in colors of your choice.
- Scissors.

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Step 1 (Below)

Apply a base coat to your nails - then paint your nails 
........... Then (this is important)  make sure you allow your nails to dry.


Step 2 (Below)

Stamp your selected image onto your stamper 
 *Do Not Apply this then to your nails*

.... Then allow to dry.


Step 3 (Below)

Once your Image is dry - You can then apply some colour !!! =D.

Once you have selected the appropriate nail polish/ Acrylic Paints - You 
can colour in your image with your Nail Art Brush/ Or
 Dotting tools (I prefer Dotting tools for this ).

There is no reason you couldn't use Nail Art Pens for this either.
.......Then allow this to dry


Step 4 (Below)

One your image is dry - Apply a top coat (I used a Poshe top coat here) 
Make sure you leave a good boarder around the edge 
of your design. This will help, when you lift the image up.

Now its really important to allow this to dry.


Step 5 (Below)

Relax...Watch an episode of a TV series your watching or listen to
 some music with a cup of tea =D

You need to allow your Image to completely Dry

* Do not be fooled by the edges lifting of your stamper - If in doubt
 leave it to dry for a while further *

* Ideally you should be leaving your stamping decals to dry for 
30 minutes to an Hour*



When your Image is dry - You can then use your 
tweezers to go around the image.

  The image should lift off easily. Remove the image gently.


Step 6 ( Below)


 Apply a fast drying top coat & allow this to dry ( This needs to be a
 bit tacky (Basically, if you touch it with your fingertips, you need to see that your finger print is left on your nail)  then it's the perfect time to stamp)

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You can now prepare to apply the Image to your nails - I used 
 scissors to trim mine slightly ( I have small nails...so I 
felt this was essential ).


Step 7

Apply the Image to your nails

You can smooth this with a nail art brush or your finger.


Step 8 (Below)

Clean your nails and apply a top coat - Then sit back and admire =D


 I hope you enjoyed this tutorial =D

/Hugs

xxx

P.s I will also make another using Sandwich bags asap

20 comments:

  1. Very good tutorial Sarah, but I was just wondering in step 7, how the image will stay in your nails if both nail and decal are dry?

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    1. Marcia! What a great eye!

      Omg I had the draft saved on a word document and for some reason...It was forgotten..and left behind!

      Thank you - Ive added it in step 6 x

      /Hugs

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  2. What a great idea!

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    1. I agree! I adds an extra oomph to manicure =D

      /Hugs

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  3. This is great! Perfectly simple! I tried and it worked the first time! Thank you, sensei!

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  4. Why didn't I think of this? Thank you, Sarah!

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  5. OMG this is amazing!

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  6. Dude this is amazing! I had no idea you could do this! Gonna try this out this weekend-I'll report back to you!

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  7. What an amazing idea! I have to try this!

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  8. Nice one. Thanks for the tutorial

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  9. Thanks to your tutorial, I mastered my first DIY decal :) I also linked to this post for others to see!

    http://spilledpolish.blogspot.ca/2014/01/my-first-diy-nail-decal-with-stamping.html

    xo Maddy | spilledpolish

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