Thursday, February 19, 2015

Stamping onto Gel Polish tutorial and video

Hi there everyone!  Today I have a video to share with you on how to stamp on gel nail polish.
This was one of the things I just could not get right when combining gel polish and regular polish. So I thought I would pop together some pointers and a video to show you how simple it is when you know how!!!!

Ok. First up you will need the following products.
  • Gel polish of your choice. Base coat, colour and top coat.
  • LED/UV  lamp
  • Lint Free wipes
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Stamping polish
  • Stamping plate and stamper/scraper

When stamping on to gel polish I recommend you use regular stamping polish. Don't try to stamp with gel polish it just does not work very well. The consistency of a gel product is different to a regular polish and I have tried and tried again but can never get a crisp image. Stick with regular stamping polish.
One of the big tricks is to remove the sticky gel layer before stamping. I will be showing this on the video. Basically, after popping on your base gel coat and coloured coats and curing them, you need to wipe of the sticky residue with isopropyl alcohol. This will give you a clean surface to stamp onto. If you do not do this crucial step your image may become fuzzy and not crisp. 
Once you have stamped, make sure that the image is 100% dry. This should not take too long maybe 15-30 seconds, but if you do not do this the gel top coat can either bubble over the regular stamped polish or even lift off.

Here is the video.

With these simple tricks you can have awesome gel nails with some amazing stamped patterns on them!

I hope this is helpful, and if you have any questions please feel free to pop a comment below and I will answer it for you!!!

Until next time......

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