I've always been intrigued by polish stamping, especially after reading Let them have Polish! and seeing all of the amazing designs she does, but have been wary about investing the money into it, as most plates cost about $7 each. What if I'm no good at it? Then that's good polish money wasted! Luckily, a girl I work with has a set that she let me borrow so I could get a feel for it before investing in my own set. Thanks Lauren! Lauren has only one Konad plate, the stamper and the scraper, and a huge set of Bundle Monster plates that she said worked just as well.
I started by applying Rain Drops, a light grey creme from Claire's as my base. I'm loving all the grey polishes I've seen this spring.
I watched a couple of instruction videos on youtube to get a feel of what I should do and decided on BM plate 20 as my first stamp. I did exactly as they said, scraped the polish, stamped quickly and...
Nothing on the stamper. Huh??
Puzzled, I try again. Nothing. Hmm.... mystery. Fifteen minutes later I find that this plate still has a plastic wrap on it. Oh.
Not bad for a first shot eh?? I used Revlon Lunar to stamp with. The next day I removed just the top design, painted another coat of Rain Drops and tried another design.