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Today I have another review to share with you and it’s of a product that has completely transformed nail stamping over the past few months. You might have seen some version of this stamper before, and if not, be prepared to be amazed. This is the Clear Jelly Stamper from Born Pretty Store although there are now various places where clear stampers are available. This is the first clear stamper I’ve tried and I love it! I also have TWO looks with this stamper so be sure to click through to the full post on this one!
As you can see in the image above, I decided to go with the frosted clear holder, so that the colour of the holder wouldn’t be distracting. There are also pink and purple holder versions available and I see that they now have a version with a completely clear holder available, though the holder looks a bit different in that case. On the top right you see an image I have picked up – as you see it has picked up really well – and on the lower right you see the image when looking down the barrel of the holder. The stamper head is not just a little transparent – it’s completely transparent. You don’t have to battle to see where the image is at all.
Here you can see how it looks when I stamp down onto a nail. Excuse how awkward my hand looks – it’s difficult to do with one hand while taking a picture with the other! As you can imagine, this opens up a world of possibilities. Stamping images that need to be lined up to look good become a possibility, and so does using multiple stamps in a picture! I know some people can manage these things with a traditional opaque stamper, but I just can’t.
The first thing that I decided to try was using a small, single flower image of the type that I would usually avoid. I usually stick to full-nail images where I don’t need to worry about positioning too much. This image came from plate BP-L 029, which consists of some full-nail images, several of which I have already used, and a row of smaller images which were going unloved.
I started with a base of Sinful Colors Snow me White and added some fun holo glitter with Tip Top Galaxy. I then stamped each flower individually, using Revolution Mustang and Chevrolet, and a blue and a teal stamping polish from Born Pretty Store (which I reviewed here).
I loved this look and the stamper was perfect to help me position the flowers where I wanted them! There’s no way I would have pulled this off without it. I really loved that this let me combine different stamping polishes and I think the possibilities are endless. Of course, I had to show you a second use of this stamper as well:
Siobhan from For the Love of Nail Art recently created a half-moon look with her clear stamper. I’ve never been that into half-moons and it wasn’t something I would have thought of, but I loved that this was a possibility so I decided to try something similar. I used an image from Born Pretty Store plate BP-L 008, which happens to be one of my favourite stamping plates. As with the first manicure, it includes some smaller images at the bottom that I thought I’d never use. The tiny flowers come from the same plate.
I started with a base of the gorgeous Elevation Stars of the Altai, and stamped using Tip Top Armourplate. I wasn’t in love with the outcome of this one, but I know that’s partially just because I don’t usually love half-moon designs and it might be right up someone else’s alley. Either way, the clear stamper made lining it up easy!
Let me know what you think! Have you tried a clear stamper yet – and did it revolutionise stamping for you, too?
If you’d like to try this one, it’s available here and at the moment costs just $2.99.