There have been lots of questions about the Konad stamping system (and others). Since I do not use it and wanted to answer your questions, I sent out an SOS and got some great videos and advice from salon professional Anne Clarizio from Arkansas.
“I really enjoy using the stamping nail art in my salon. The stamping is very easy to learn and is compatible with a variety of nail products. It is versatile, you can use different colors, mix and match the designs, even duplicate the exact same design on all 10 fingers. The stamping is quicker than hand painted but you are limited to the designs you have on the plates. It’s not as unique as hand painted nail art but it’s a great option for beginners who want to offer nail art. You can apply more than one color per design such as green for the leaves of a flower then a different color for the petals.
Stamping is inexpensive to invest in compared to other forms of nail art but beware of the quality of some of the products. I have purchased plates from a few different companies and have noticed a difference between the crispness of the designs when you transfer them — some of them are engraved too deeply and hold too much polish so when you transfer the image it can bleed and smear unless you let the polish dry a bit after you stamp but before you apply it.
The stamper, scraper, and the plates are very durable and will have a long life; they don't take up a lot of space and are easily portable. It can be messy when you scrape the excess polish off the plate, placing a disposable table towel or polish resistant plastic pad under them can help decrease the amount of mess. Applying too much product to the plate can waste product when you scrape it off so being diligent to the amount you use can help to reduce the excess waste.
— Anne Clarizio, Head to Toes Salon, Conway, Arkansas, CND Education Ambassador
Here are a few useful videos about stamping.
| posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 10:07 AM