The Easy Way to Use Nail Stamping Plates in 2022

Posted by Charlie Baybado

Nail stamping plates are the best way to achieve a salon-look for your nails. Nail stamping is actually incredibly easy! This blog post will give you the basic steps on how to use nail stamping plates so that you can achieve the best look for yourself. Whether you're looking to save money or just want to be creative with how you express yourself through nail art, this is perfect for anyone who wants to step up their nail game.

Nail stamping is a nail art technique in which you use a special kind of stamp to create beautiful and unique designs on your nails. If you feel like becoming a pro in the world of nail art, then this might be your thing! Nail stamping can be a little tricky in the beginning, but once you get the hang of it, it's a really fun and creative way to show your personality through your nails.

The basic idea behind nail stamping is that you use a pre-designed image or pattern that is found on a metal or plastic plate (called a stamp), and then you use that image to create a design on your nail. This can be done by pressing the stamp on the nail.

To start, you'll need a few basic items:

  1. nail stamping plates

  2. Stamper

  3. Stamping Polish

  4. Scraper card


Additional tools will need in the stamping process: 

  1. 100% Acetone

  2. Cotton Rounds

  3. Scotch Tape

  4. Smudge-Free Top Coat


Before you start, make sure that your nail polish is completely dry. Applying the stamp to wet polish will likely result in smudging and a less-than-desirable outcome.


Now the real fun begins:

1. Before you begin, clean the stamper head with scotch tape and the stamping plate with acetone & cotton



2. Apply a layer of stamping polish over your chosen image.


3. Quickly scrape off the excess polish using the scraper - you want to make sure that the image is completely covered, but don't apply your polish too thick or it will be difficult to pick up properly.



4. Gently press the stamper onto the image.



5. Line up the design to your nail and press the design onto your nail like a stamp.



6. Finally, apply a Smudge-Free Top Coat to protect your art, and voila! You're done.



Note: It’s important that you don’t forcefully smash your stamper head onto your nail or nail plate. If you happen to pick up any excess polish, just use the flat edge of your scraper card or scotch tape to remove the excess polish.



These steps should be followed in order to achieve great results with different polishes and nail stamping plates designs.

It's also worth mentioning that different nail polishes will give different results - some might be more opaque than others or take longer to dry. Trial-and-error is key when it comes to finding your perfect combo, so have fun with it. Experiment until you find something you love! We also have many YouTube video tutorials about nail stamping to help you out. Check out the following videos for more guidance:

It's easy to see how nail stamping plates can be a time-saving and cost-effective way to get beautiful nails without the expense of visiting expensive salons. Whether you want just one design or nail art on every nail, we have what you need at Maniology. You're only moments away from having your own custom manicure! Check Maniology now for high-quality nail care supplies!
We hope this blog post has answered some of your most pressing questions, but if not, please don't hesitate to contact us!
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