Stamping is a nail art technique where certain tools are used to stamp pre-designed designs on your nails. Though it is quite an easy technique, it takes lots of patience and practice to master. If you work patiently and with determination to nail it, you can master it with in an hour too.

There are many stamping kits available in the market but I recommend to start practicing using konad stamping nail art kit trial pack.

It is a new imprinting kit that lets you put designs by stamping predesigned designs/images on your nails in a few minutes.

Konad Stamping Nail Art Set Include:

This kit includes:

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a. Stamper:

It is used to transfer the designs from image plate to your nail.

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b. Mini scraper:

It is used to scrape off the excess polish from the image plate.

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c. Mini image plate:

This is a metallic plate on which the designs are engraved.

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d. Mini special polish:

This polish is specially made for stamping. It is not a must have but for starting nail stamping, you should use this polish as it stamps well resulting in beautiful manicure.

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The above mentioned things are there in a kit but you need a few more things to get started and these are:

Nail polish (for base color you can choose any color), nail wipes ( to clean the image plate in between every or 1-2 stamps) , special top coat( stamping needs special top coat meant for stamped nails, this you have to buy separately ) and Q-tips( to remove any errors).

Stepwise Tutorial:

Step 1:

Wash your hands before starting and dry them properly.

Step 2:

Remove your old nail polish, if any.

Step 3:

If needed file your nails, uniform nails always look good.

Step 4:

Now apply base coat and your base color.

Step 5:

Let it dry completely before starting stamping.

Step 6:

Apply a single coat of your regular fast dry top coat. This step is necessary to rub the errors if any with q-tip. Dip in remover without disturbing the base color.

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Step 7:

Now take your image plate and cover your desired design with special nail polish as shown in the picture below:

Step 8:

Now take your scraper and put it in 45 degrees to the design and scrape off the excess polish. You have to be very fast as this polish dries very fast.

Step 9:

Put the stamper/stamp on your design and it will transfer on your stamper’s green part. As shown in the picture and don’t forget to be very fast.

If the whole design does not transfer to stamp, then wipe off that design using nail wipes and repeat this step again to get full nail design as shown in the second picture.

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Step 10:

Now put the stamper on the side of your nail and transfer your design in one roll over motion.

Step 11:

Apply your special stamping top coat.

Here is the final result:

If you have nails like my length, you can stamp more than one butterfly as I did or go with a single design as shown on my pinky finger. As you master this technique, you can buy more image plates which are available with so many beautiful designs ranging from French tip designs to full nail designs. Also you can experiment with different polishes to check whether they stamp properly or not or else you can buy special stamping nail polishes from Konad.

Hope you find this tutorial konad stamping nail art helpful.

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  • radha82

    Really helpful article dear..but when i tried to do the 7 n 8 the steps…it is not coming nice i mean the nail paint is not getting into the image :(

    • Dimpal

      Radha , r u using konad stamping polish??.. If yes and still the stamper not picking up the image than that may be because you are pressing the stamper too much on the plate for picking image.. try it with less pressure and it will work ..

      • radha82

        No Dimpal I am not aware of that dear…I will try to get that one…and tell me do I have any other option than Konad :)

        • Dimpal

          stamping polishes are thicker than normal polishes that’s why perfect for picking up images .. as Puja said Konad is best as well as easily available for beginners.. once you master basic skills than there are lots of other options available like cheeky,bundle monster, etc.. but these plates are not available in india you have to place international orders…. hope this helps

          • radha82

            Hi Dimpal thank you very much I will do as per your idea dear :D

          • Dimpal

            anytime :)

    • puja malhotra

      Thanks Radha and dimpal for helping her out…:)

  • Dimpal

    Nice article Puja… it will be a great help for beginners .. i love stamping :)

    • puja malhotra

      Thanks dimpal…:)

  • sravaniiyar

    I have this kit too! I had problems with the plate though, the image would never stamps completely..but thanks to dimple i do try it again thanks puja nice article and helpful ..

    • puja malhotra

      i am glad you like it :)

  • Sapna

    great tutorial.. will u ppls tell me whr we can purchase it from?? i wish own this one coz im a fan of nail art!!!

    • puja malhotra

      hi sapna you can buy it online from almost all cosmetics shops and from

  • Rangoli

    Hi, nice technique.. can you please tell me where i can buy this from? i really wish to own one after reading this post.. !! pls help me.

    • puja malhotra

      hi rangoli you can buy it online from almost all cosmetics shops and from

  • Kaartika

    Hey nice post.. :) i dint know such a thing also exists.. good to read about it.. i surely will hunt this product and try.. its so cool..:)

  • Nithila AP Yadav

    i too have this :) . .

  • Heli Shah

    This wants me to give it a try! Where do i buy these online?