I’ve seen the Konad plates ages ago but never felt the need to buy them. That was till I saw Jem’s beautiful manicures.
I know, I have like the willpower of tofu.
I ordered these items from the Konad website.
Usually they’ll recommend that you purchase the Konad nail polishes but I preferred to use my own nail polishes.
First, paint your nails. I would recommend painting your nails the day before the stamping as it’s best to have it completely dry.
Select the design that you would like to stamp. I chose the zebra print. 🙂
Apply the nail polish over the selected design. Ensure that the design is completely covered with your nail polish. I used a white nail polish here.
Use the scrapper provided and immediately scrape the excess nail polish away. It is very important to do this quick and fast before the nail polish dries up.
It might look a bit messy but don’t worry about this. You may want to use some rough paper below the plate incase of any excess nail polishes staining your table.
Use the stamper and press it on the design. Remember to press hard and to exert equal force on the stamper. (e.g. don’t just exert force on the left)
After pressing on the design, stamp on your nails. For “large” designs like the one I’ve chosen, stamp by rolling the design on your nails.
Don’t worry if bits of the stamped design gets on your skin. You can easily clean this up later.
Stamp the rest of your nails. I would advice you guys to clean the stamper, scrapper and design constantly else the design might not be “picked” up easily.
After clean up and applying top coat, it should look like this.
Voila! Easy designs using the Konad nail plates. Go have fun! I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial! Do let me know if you’ll like to see other tutorials 🙂 Stay tuned for the next one! If you haven’t seen my previous Newspaper Nails tutorial, do check it out now!