Stamping for nails: where to start?

The assortment of products for nail-design does not cease to be replenished. Once again, this industry gave the women of fashion a pleasant surprise, when sets for stamping appeared on the market. A simple principle of creating patterns allows you to make unique patterns on the nails.

What it is?

The name of this technique appeared due to the word stamping, in English it means "stamping". The print on the nails is obtained thanks to a special stamp. It is noteworthy that even girls who are objectively new to nail design issues can count on a good result with a set for stamping. The ability to make a beautiful manicure at home can also be considered an important factor that influenced the growing demand for stamping.

Required Tools

In order to perform a manicure using stamping, you will need to purchase several accessories. In addition to the stamp, a plate with embossed patterns and a special scraper are required. As a background, it is acceptable to use any nail polish, but to transfer the picture will require a well-pigmented shade. It is desirable that it be contrasted with the color of the background lacquer. If you select shades that differ from each other only by a couple of tones, the pattern will be poorly discernable. The lacquer texture also matters. Due to the liquid consistency, problems with transferring the desired pattern to the stamp may occur. The optimal solution is to purchase special varnishes intended for stamping. As a rule, their shades differ in brightness and they themselves are clearly printed on the pad of the stamp.


All the necessary accessories for stamping can be purchased separately. This approach is suitable for girls who seriously take a great interest in creating drawings on nails. The fact is that there are a huge number of varieties of plates with patterns. Producers usually divide them by theme and style. When choosing a stamp, it is worth paying attention to its material. The most popular are silicone and rubber specimens. The former have a significant advantage, since they have a transparent surface. With their help, it's much easier to vary the layout of the pattern on the nail plate.

How to apply a pattern on the nails?

After giving the nails the right shape, apply a varnish on them, which later becomes the background for the pattern. After waiting for the coating to dry, proceed to work with the accessories for stamping. Apply the varnish to the area of ​​the plate where the pattern you like is located. Using a scraper, remove the excess varnish from the embossed surface. Then, with a force, press the pads of the stamp, applying it to the surface of the plate. The pattern does not just have to be imprinted on the stamp, it should be as clear as possible. Immediately move the pattern to the nail, slightly pushing the pad on it. After this, you will only have to cover the nail on top of the transparent lacquer. This is a classic version of the shunting, it is simple and does not require experience.

However, there is another method - reversible stamping. For its implementation, similar accessories will be required, but the sequence of actions will be different. To begin with, you need to translate the selected print onto the stamp pad, as described above. After that, directly on the surface of the stamp, you need to paint the picture, using a special thin brush for nail-art. When drawing small parts you will need to show accuracy and skill. In addition to the brush can come in handy dot. When the coloring process is completed, it is necessary to cover the image with a transparent varnish. After waiting for complete drying, you should gently pull the edge of the resulting film with tweezers. Transfer it to the nail plate, adjust the dimensions and fix it with the top cover. Reversible stamping, in fact, allows you to create unique sliders for your nails. This is quite a painstaking activity, but the result is a very effective manicure.

Important nuances

Before embarking on a manicure using stamping, the main features of this technique should be clarified.
  1. If you decide to apply a geometric ornament to your nails or decorate them with romantic lace, you can not create a pattern on each nail. Stamping looks quite harmonious on one or two nails. It is desirable that the print was used either the same or similar in style.
  2. At first, the use of a set for stamping a girl may have some difficulties. The fact is that when performing the classical version, the transfer of the pattern first to the stamp, and then to the plate, does not tolerate procrastination.
  3. Low quality lacquers and accessories can spoil the effect. Remember that the picture will be clear enough only if a plate with a well-designed relief is used.
  4. Regardless of the materials used, after each "transfer" of the pattern to the nail needs to be thoroughly wiped off with a nail polish remover, a plate, a scraper and a scraper.
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