Nail Stamping Tips And Tricks For Beginners

Have you always wanted to match your dress, your mood, or even the occasion with a good nail design? Have you tried doing so, but does it seem like, art is not really for you? If your answer to all of the questions is yes, you just have to get the design you want by stamping your nails.

Nail stamping is one of the most convenient ways to do perfectly designed nail for people with less artistic ability. Although stamping would require practice to still get used to, for some, it is still easier to do compare to those who really create figures and pictures by painting nails.

Stamping Materials

  • Stamping plate
  • Nail Polish
  • Rubber Stamper
  • Acetone or Nail Polish Remover
  • Cotton


If this is your first time stamping, it is recommended for you to start off with a small stamping plate for practice. There are also brands of nail stamps that would provide an entire stamping set, including a specific type of nail polish. To some, stamping can be learned overnight. However, it takes months before others could get used to it. The most important thing is, you can be a master of such a craft if you consistently practice.

Choosing the best stamping polish

The most important thing that you would need to check if you are planning to have the best nail art design through stamping, you need to check your polish collection and check which works best as “ink” to your stamping plate.

Polishes that dry quickly and with thick consistencies are the best option to use for your stamp designs. Less thick consistencies have tendencies to spread out on the plate, making it easier for your rubber stamp to pick up the design. Metallic polishes also works best with stamping.

Transferring the design

If you have chosen which design you would like to put on to your nails, you would need to cover the design with polish. Now, remember, it is better to have more polish than to have less polish since it will dry fast. Once you put the polish, work quickly in scraping and pressing your rubber stamp on the design. Then transfer the design to your nails.

To transfer the design, you have to hold your rubber stamp upside down and let your fingernail roll over the design. If, in this case, this does not happen the way you expected it to be, all you need to do is practice.

Cleaning your stamp plate

Make sure that before you proceed with designing your other nails, you have removed the excess nail polish left on your plate and on your stamp. You can get cotton wet it with some nail polish remover or acetone, and you will be good to go.

Enjoy Stamping!