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Today I have another Born Pretty Store stamping plate review to share with you. As usual, I have done 2 different looks to show you what this plate can do. A schematic of the plate is shown below:
As you can see, this plate consists of two halves with continuous patterns, so you can choose any part of the pattern to stamp with or use different parts for each nail. I have done one look using each half. This is plate BP-L002.
Firstly, I used random parts of the left half of the plate to create this look. I really liked how I could use a different part of the image on each nail and yet still have a cohesive look. I started with a base of Darling Diva What in the Ass? and then stamped using Tip Top Gold Mine.
As you can see, the images transferred well. What you see here are the first stamps – I didn’t redo anything and the plate was easy to work with. I also love how the purple and gold look together!
For the second look, I decided to try stamping decals again. I was tempted to have another go at leadlighting, but I thought it might be too soon to show you all the exact same colour combination! Instead, I decided to try a new method for the decals. Rather than covering the decal with a coat of clear polish, peeling it up, cutting it to size and sticking it down, I decided to try stamping it directly onto the nail. I have seen this method mentioned plenty of times before but it always seemed so daunting. Basically, you pick up the stamp with the stamper, then fill in the parts you want to. Paint a final coat onto your nail and wait until it is just tacky so that the stamp has something to cling to. Then, stamp it onto your nail as you usually would. I figured this method might help me to eliminate the overly thick decals I usually end up with.
It was a partial success – I didn’t end up with the really thick decals, but I did get wrinkling because I didn’t let the polish underneath dry enough. I was nervous that if it was too dry, the decal wouldn’t transfer. Clearly I still have some learning to do, but I’m excited to try this method again next time!
As you can see, I used the right half of the stamping plate for this one. All the dots and petal shapes were calling to me to become decals. I used a base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White and filled in the decals using Zoya Song along with several polishes from the Darling Diva Deadpool collection – Francis, Sexy Motherfucker, All the Dinosaurs Fear the T Rex, and What in the Ass?. My technique might still need a little work, but once again the plate was great.
Let me know what you think of these two looks – and what methods have you used for stamping decals that have made them work for you?
If you’d like to purchase this stamping plate, you can do so here and at the moment it is priced at $2.99. Remember you can always use the code KGG10 for 10% off on any Born Pretty Store order.