Konad Tutorial: How to Use the Konad Stamping Kit to Create Easy Nail Art Plus Konad Stamping Kit Review

Konad TutorialNever had my nails professionally done because I’m all about DIY projects. There’s something really rewarding and relaxing about giving yourself a manicure.

Konad revolutionized the nail industry with their stamping kits.

If you’re new to the wonderful world of Konad like I am (or even if you just want to pick up some tips and tricks), keep reading for my step-by-step Konad tutorial that includes written instructions as well as visual aids to make it simple to follow along.

I’ll also provide you with an in-depth Konad Nail Stamping Kit review on all the products I’ve mentioned including the Konad Image Plate, Special Polish, Stamper, Scraper, and Image Plate Holder.

(To go straight to my Konad Nail Stamping Kit review and skip the tutorial, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.)

*~* Konad Nail Art Tutorial *~*

Things You’ll Need

Konad Tutorial Things You Need

  1. Nail polish remover
  2. Base coat (optional)
  3. Colored nail polish
  4. Konad Special Nail Polish (or any regular polish you have with a thick, opaque formula)
  5. Top coat
  6. Konad Stamper
  7. Konad Image Plate
  8. Cotton swabs
  9. Cotton ball (soaked with nail polish remover)
  10. Tweezers (to hold cotton ball)
  11. Konad Scraper
  12. Konad Image Plate Holder (optional)
  13. Paper (to protect working surface)

Konad Tutorial Instructions

Step 1:

Make sure you have everything you need within arm’s reach. Cover the work surface with a piece of paper or something that you don’t mind getting dirty. Partially unscrew the caps of your nail-polish bottles to avoid later having trouble with hard-to-open bottles when your nails are painted.

Soak a cotton ball with nail-polish remover and put it on the end of a tweezer. (This will be used later for several image-plate clean-ups during the manicure. And because the ball’s on a tweezer, you’ll avoid accidentally touching any remover and ruining your manicure.)

Konad Tutorial Tips for Cleanup

Step 2:

Place your Konad Image Plate in the Holder (if you have one).

Konad Image Plate & Holder

Step 3:

Apply your base coat (optional). Then paint your nails with your chosen nail polish. (I used China Glaze Pool Party for this tutorial. It’s a neon pink that dries matte and dries quickly. You can see swatches by clicking on the link to my previous post.)

After your last coat of polish, let it dry completely. This is crucial because stamping onto still-wet polish will destroy your manicure.

Konad Stamping Tutorial

Step 4:

Apply some of the Konad Special Nail Polish to the design on the Konad Image Plate. You don’t have to apply loads of it – just enough to cover the design. (Here, I’ve chosen the leopard print. Rawr!)

Konad How to Tutorial

Step 5:

You’ll see that I repositioned the image disk. Forgot to do that before. (Hey, I’m still learning myself!) You want to position the design you’re using so you can scrape the polish off and away from the plate without putting the discarded polish onto another design.

Hold the Konad Scraper and carefully sweep it across the design. You don’t have to press too hard…just hard enough to remove the excess polish. Applying too much pressure will take off too much polish from the engraved design. Too little pressure won’t leave a clean image.

Wipe your scraper onto your piece of paper to remove excess polish after each time you scrape.

After doing this, you really need to work fast or the polish will dry up and not transfer on your nail properly.

Konad Tutorial How to Scrape the Image Plate

Step 6:

Now for the fun part! While holding the Konad Stamper, firmly press down on the design.

How to Use the Konad Stamper

Step 7:

Check to make sure you picked up the entire design and that there aren’t any faded areas. Below is a good example of what you want to see. All the areas are filled with polish.

If you didn’t pick up the entire design, simply stamp the design on the paper you’ve laid down to remove it. If it doesn’t all come off, you can use your cotton ball soaked in remover to clean it. Then stamp a few times on your paper to get rid of any polish residue.

How to Use the Konad Stamping Kit

Step 8:

If the image you’ve picked up on your stamper looks good, test it out on your piece of paper. Practice a few times so you get comfortable with how much pressure you need to apply to achieve the best image.

Then, when you’re ready to do it on your actual nail, go for it! Be sure to only use fresh stamping (i.e. new polish, new scraping, new image-picking-up) for ideal results.

How to Use Konad Stamping Kits

Step 9:

To transfer the design from your stamp to your nail, you’ll want to apply even pressure to your nail as you roll the Konad Stamper from one side of your nail to the next. Do it in 1 smooth motion.

You’ll notice that in the below image, the tip of my nail is bare. To avoid this mistake, be extra careful when stamping full-nail designs and look at the stamp to make sure it’ll fit over your entire nail before stamping.

How to Give Yourself a Konadicure

Step 10:

Repeat Step 9 with the rest of your nails (if you want the same design on all of them, of course).

It’s a good idea to use your cotton ball to clean the plate after each time you’ve used it to get rid of any dried polish still stuck in the engraved design. But once you get faster at doing Konad designs, you can probably just clean the plate every few stamps.

Don’t worry about stamping onto your skin. And never mind those bits that may stick over the edge of your nail for now.

Easy Konad Nail Art Tutorial Instructions

Konad Nail Art Tutorial

Step 11:

If you have bits hanging over the edge of your nails like I did, you can carefully remove them with the pads of your finger.

Wait for the Konad Special Polish to dry before slicking on your top coat. If you don’t wait long enough, you’ll risk causing streaks/smears in your design. I suggest waiting a good 10-15 minutes before applying your top coat to prevent messing up your manicure.

Also, I asked Scrangie about which top coat to use that won’t cause streaking, and she said that the Konad brand top coat doesn’t streak because it’s probably formulated differently. Good to know! I’ve already placed an order for that top coat. Will report the results in a future post.

I’ve found that if you wait 10-15  minutes, using Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat works perfectly. So if you have that, you may not need to invest in the Konad top coat.

Then after waiting a little while for your top coat to dry, get your cotton swabs, dip them in nail-polish remover, and remove any polish that got onto your skin.

Konad Nail Art Stamping Kit Leopard Swatch

Maybe I’m a messy ‘Konader’, but when I’m done, my workspace looks like this! That’s why I recommend putting down some paper or other material that you don’t mind ruining.

Konad Tutorial Step by Step Instructions

Tips & Tricks

  • You can use regular nail polish instead of the Konad Special Nail Polish. It should have a thicker consistency and be very opaque to work well. Be sure to test-stamp it first.
  • Don’t buy the metal Konad Scraper like I did. It can scratch your plates & ruin them over time. Instead, get the plastic version they sell or even just use an old credit card.
  • Use generic cotton swabs instead of Q-Tips because the latter are fluffier, and the fluff may wind up on your nails.
  • There are some ‘fauxnad’ image plates you can get that cost less than official Konad ones. Be careful though because some are crappy quality. The Bundle Monster image plates seem to be the most popular.
  • If you can, invest in the Konad brand top coat as it won’t smear your design. (If you want to use your regular top coat, just make sure you wait 10-15 minutes after stamping and apply a thick layer of top coat with minimal pressure to avoid streaking.)

Did you find my Konad tutorial helpful? Please let me know, and also tell me if you have a cool tip or trick!

*~* Konad Nail Polish Stamping Kit Review *~*


    Helps you create nail-art designs easily

Key Notes

What I Paid:

Konad m57 Image Plate Picture

Konad m57 Image Plate

Konad m57 Image Plate Review

The Konad m57 image disk is one of the most popular ones I’ve seen used on the internet, and I can see why! You get 4 full-nail designs (zebra, fishnet, leopard, and lace) including 3 small flowers.

The back of the image plate has thick paper with “konadnail.com” tiled across. The Konad image disk comes in a clear plastic package with pink detailing on the top.

Black Konad Special Polish Pictures

Konad Special Polish Black Swatches

Konad Black Special Polish Ingredients

Konad Black Special Polish

Black Konad Special Nail Polish Review

Konad Special Polish is very different than your typical nail polish. It’s very thick. After you’ve stamped the design on your nail, the parts that end up dangling off your nail or that adhere to your skin are very peculiar. They’re stringy, and kinda look like very thin elastic bands.

As you can see from my Konadicure swatches near the top of this post, you’ll see that parts of my design are smeared. While this is a fast-drying polish when using it for stamped images (and not for coating your entire nail bed), looks like it still needs a while to dry before you apply your top coat. Keep this in mind to avoid ruining your hard work!

Another interesting thing was that when I removed my polish completely, the first thing that wiped away quickly was the black Konad Special Nail Polish. It defnitely is a different animal than your regular polish.

Konad Stamper Picture

Konad Stamp

Konad Stamper Review

I really wanted to get the dual-ended stamper instead of this one, but since it was out of stock, I winded up getting this smaller, stubbier version. It works well, and it’s comfortable to grip, but if you don’t want full-nail designs, I suggest looking for the dual-ended stamper for greater precision. For the zebra-print pattern, it works very well, and I was pleased with the results.

The dark-pink stamp part that touches your nails has a rubbery texture that helps prevent slipping on your nail.

Konad Scraper Picture

Konad Scraper

Konad Scraper Review

Since I didn’t know any better, I got the metal Konad Scraper. It works well to remove the excess polish on the Konad Image Plate, but as other people on the Web have mentioned, it does scratch the plate. (If you can, opt for the plastic version instead. I’ve read that some people even suggest using an old credit card because it does the job.)

Konad Image Plate Holder Picture

Konad Image Plate Holder

Konad Image Plate Holder Review

This was an extra accessory that you don’t really need. I bought it because I wanted to make my first forage into nail art as easy as possible. But to be honest, the Konad Image Plate Holder doesn’t really make a huge difference. I could just put the plate on my table and hold it to achieve the same results. But since I bought it, I’ll continue to use it.


  • Quick & easy to use
  • Creates unique & intricate nail art

  • Cuticle clean-up required for full-nail images
  • If you make a mistake during the stamping process, you have to start all over again

Final Verdict: 10/10

Creating a Konadicure was way easier and quicker than I thought! I’m really excited to try more Konad image disks, and to share my photos and experiences with you again in the future.

What are your favorite polishes to use instead of the Konad Special Polishes? Do you know of any good etailers that I didn’t already mention where you can purchase Konad supplies for less? Let me know!


55 thoughts on “Konad Tutorial: How to Use the Konad Stamping Kit to Create Easy Nail Art Plus Konad Stamping Kit Review

  1. Mary

    Thank you so much for this! I keep seeing Konad-ed nails but despite googling I could not figure out how the designs got from the metal plates to the nails. So thank you for solving that mystery for me.

    1. Mary Post author

      From one Mary to another – you’re welcome! 😀 It was fun putting it together step-by-step.

      Stay tuned for many Konadicures to come!

      1. Ashley

        Hi there, i cant even get my stamper to collect the polish, I clean it after each use. Im so agg. w this lol. My 5 yr old is so upset, HELP!!!!

        1. Mary Post author

          Have you tried using a nail file to file the rubber part of your stamper? Sometimes when the stamper is roughened up, it helps. Also, did you remove the plastic film from the image plate? I know it sounds silly, but sometimes people forget to do this, and that could be why the image didn’t pick up. (Just trying to help you figure this out!)

        2. Cari

          If you roll the stamper across the design to pick it up it works best also you have to work quickly. Polish, scrape, roll and stamp. No time to hesitate or look for tools!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hi Sonnygirl!

      Glad you liked the Konadicure. Swatch And Learn is in Canada, and we don’t sell anything. This is a blog Fiona and I started for our love of beauty products. 🙂

      Several of the etailers I listed in the post ship the Konad products to the Philippines, so have fun! It can be very addictive.

  2. Emma

    I’ve been trying to decide whether to purchase the Konad stamping kit or not, The tutorial is really good… But I still don’t know if it would be easy enough for me to do? It looks soo fantastic, and I am so bad at free hand designs… but I don’t know if I would be able to get the hang of this…

    Great Tutorial though 🙂

    1. Mary Post author

      Hi Emma,

      I’m not great with freehand designs, either. And using the Konad stamping kit was the first real nail art I’ve ever tried. It really is very easy – you just need a little bit of practice. I was shocked by how simple it was to use. You should totally give it a try – you might be surprised, too! 🙂

  3. LaurenGod

    Hi Mary 🙂
    I’ve just bought my first 2 image plates (m57 and m65) and I’m really excited to use them. Stupid me forgot to purchase the stamper and scraper though, d’oh!
    Thanks for this tutorial. I stumbled onto this looking for a review on the Konad Remover Bottle, but can’t seem to find anything to do with it. Do you have this product and if so how do you use it?
    Look forward to more blogs from you.
    Lauren, UK

    1. Mary Post author

      How’s it going, Lauren?

      You’re very welcome. I put together this tutorial when I was just starting out with Konad. A lot of people create one after they’re more experienced, but I wanted everyone to see the issues you may come across when you’re completely new to nail stamping. And I wanted people to see what kind of results you can expect to get as a newbie. Glad you found it useful! 😀

      Nice choices! The Konad m57 image plate was the first one I ever tried, and so far it’s my favorite – lots of great full-nail patterns. Plus the flowers and lace strips are really versatile. I don’t have m65, so when you try it, please come back and let me know how you liked it.

      Ohhh, I want to get that Konad bottle, too! Funny, but I keep forgetting to put it in my order when I’m getting more image plates. From what I understand, the bottle makes it possible so you don’t have to pour out the nail-polish remover. You fill up the bottle with remover, and the top has a pump. To get the remover, all you have to do is flip open the cap, place a cotton ball/round on the top, and press down. The remover will be dispensed while the bottle is upright. This avoids potential spilling or messes you might get from a traditional nail-polish remover bottle where you have to tilt and pour it onto the cotton ball/round. Hope that helps!

      1. LaurenGod

        Ahh, i see! I had premonitions of it magically taking all the nail polish off from round the nail… slightly silly now I think about it hah.

        I’ll definitely come back when i’ve tried m65. I only got it for the rose design really, but i’ll try them all and let you know they look.

        Hope you’re having a nice weekend!


        1. Mary Post author

          Thanks, Lauren. Hope you’re not having ‘another manic Monday’. It’s been raining here (overcast sky, too), but at least the temperature is so mild.

          Can’t wait to hear how the m65 plate fares. With a high recommendation, I may just have to put it on my shopping list!

          1. LaurenGod

            Hi Mary!

            I’ve been going Konad crazy since last time i was on here. I LOVE the m65 plate. The roses are especially good! I did a design in black and white to start with, and it looked just like vintage wallpaper which i’m a massive fan of. The other designs are nice too, i like the diagonal beading one for subtle designs, and my mum loves the swirly design.
            I also bought 4 new plates very recently. I can’t remember their names, but I’m currently sporting a race-car-esque design; red base, with white french tips and black checkered tips over the white. I can’t stop looking at my nails!
            If you’d like, i’ll try link you to some pictures of my attempts in the next few days. My creative juices are definitely flowing!
            Thanks again for all your help in the blogs!

            Lauren 🙂

            1. Mary Post author

              Hi again, Lauren!

              It’s so nice to hear from you again and to know that you’ve been busy being creative with Konad! Thanks for coming back to give me an update on what you thought of the m65 plate.

              The race-car design sounds very eye-catching!

              Yes, please do share some photos with me. Creativity always inspires me, and it’ll be fun to drool over what you’ve come up with! 🙂

  4. Bailey

    Perfect tutorial!

    I just got a few “off brand” plates (from born pretty) and a stamper and scraper and was thinking of getting the bundle monster kit from Amazon, BUT I’m not very good at stamping yet!

    Your tutorial has been bookmarked, and I’m sure I’ll refer to it over and over 😀

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Bailey!

      Awww…thank you so much! It makes me feel so good knowing that you’re going to use this as a repeat reference. 🙂

      Oh, with just a little bit of practice, you’re become a whiz at nail stamping…and then you’ll get the new Bundle Monster plates and become totally addicted to stamping like I am! Hehehhe!

      If you take photos of your manicures, I’d love to see them!

  5. Mharis

    Hello,How are you?Just wanna ask some Question where can I buy those Konad’s brand?are they available in Phil.?are they expensive in Phil. money?hope to hear form you soon! T>Y

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Mharis!

      I’m great. Thanks. Hope you’re well, too.

      The links for where to buy Konad supplies online are in my post. 🙂 I’m not sure if it’ll be expensive in your currency. There are some online currency converters you can use to give you a better idea of the exchange rate.

  6. syna

    hiii i have a question? I got my konad stuff but i didnt get instructions? like i know how you apply it to ur nail but what do you do before all that, do you have to clean the plates? or the stamper? what are the prepping instructions?

    1. Mary Post author

      For the Konad plate and stamper, you don’t have to clean them, but if you want, try soaking a cotton pad or cotton ball with nail-polish remover and then wiping the plate and stamper dry before using. Sometimes that helps you transfer the image better. And if you’re using Bundlemonster plates, you’ll need to remove the plastic film that protects the plates or you won’t be able to stamp with them. Other than that, you’re pretty much ready to go! 🙂

  7. val greeley

    I Just started doing my nails again and have been wanting to get into Nail Art…this Konad tutorial is just what I needed!…I’m gonna put in an order right away…especially for the m57 plate…Just wondering if you’ve tried Konading with other nail polishes?? and if so….which ones worked best???

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey val!

      Yes, I’ve tried Konading with some other nail polishes, but the only one I’ve tried that I’d recommend using because it works well is China Glaze Millennium, which is a beautiful metallic silver. It’s great for stamping on darker base polishes.

      However, a lot of people have told me that stamping can be done well with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes and some Wet ‘N’ Wild Megashine polishes.

      When I first got into Konad, I bought a ton of the Konad Special Nail Polishes, so I tend to use those more since I’m sure that they work. (Plus, I feel better knowing that I’m using them since I bought them.)

  8. Nathalie

    Hi Mary,

    Your tutorial is fantastic. I love it. I already bought a konad kit via the internet and it hasn’t reached me yet. I’m getting impatient konading my nails 🙂

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Nathalie!

      Glad you found it useful! 🙂

      You’re going to have TONS of fun coming up with original designs. If you have time, please come back after you’ve tried Konading and let me know how you like it.

  9. Nicole

    I just used konad for the very first time and I found the image didn’t transfer as well as I would have hoped, any tips for what I can do. I didn’t buff the stamper at the beginning and I didn’t clean the scraper at all in between applications. ALso I did you a cotton tip and I agree it left fluff on the stamper which I used my fingers to wipe off – so maybe that didn’t help either. I am happy considering it’s my first go but could be alot better

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Nicole!

      Sometimes it just takes more practice. Next time try buffing the stamper and cleaning the scraper in between. It made a big difference for me when I tried to get certain designs to transfer. Hope your future attempts get better and better!

  10. Becky Lucas

    I just love your website, and I have a question about an alternative stamping polish to use other than the Konad ones, I bought a Konad stamp and a plate not long ago, but I didn’t think about buying/ using the “special” Konad polish they sell to use along with it at the time ( I still do not own any, but I will wait for your reply in order to find out if I do indeed need to get the konad polish to stamp with.) I thought, having several bottles of polish would do (Some China Glaze, some Opi, some Zoya, some cheapies too- I don’t discriminate- lol) But I have no luck with stamping sucessfully, My question is, Is there a way to stamp sucessfully without the Konad polish? I had a 1990’s stamping kit that used a special stamp polish too, it was rather thick, probably the type Konad uses, once I ran out, the nail stamping set got put away for good…. I am hopeful that there is a way to use ordinary polish to stamp, if not, Konad polish here I come!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Becky Lucas!

      Glad to hear that you’re enjoying my blog! Thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment. 🙂

      Yes, pigmented, metallic polishes like China Glaze Millennium work extremely well for stamping. And if you want to stamp with a non-metallic polish, I heard that some of the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polishes work well – Whirlwind White and the black one. (You just have to make sure that whatever non-special-polish you use, it is opaque in one coat and is on the thick side.)

      Hope that helps! 🙂

  11. Erica

    Hi Mary,
    I am still waiting on my Konad Stamping kit. I ordered it directly from Konad (www.konadnailart.com). On there you are able to make up your own nail stamping kit. You can choose the kit size you want (small, medium, large basically) and each one comes with the special nail polish (you can choose the colours you want), image plates (you can choose the plates you want), the stamper and scraper. The number of nail polishes and image plates varies depending on what kit size you choose. I chose to get the large kit (which only cost me about $45 CAD including shipping) and I will be receiving 4 bottles of polish (white, black, silver and pastel pink) and 3 image plates (M60, M62, M69). I can’t wait for them to come in so I can try them! I just hope that I am as good at it as you are! This tutorial will be my go-to when they come in so I can make sure I do it right the first time 🙂

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Erica!

      That’s a really good deal you got, and good choices, especially with the polishes. You’ll get a lot of use out of the white, black, and silver particularly. 🙂

      I’m so flattered to hear that you’ll be referring to my tutorial when you give it a go. Please take photos of your first few tries. I’d love to see what awesome manicures you come up with. And feel free to post them on my Facebook wall! 😀 I’m sure that others would also love to see – it’s very inspiring to see what others can do.

  12. Erica

    Hey Mary,
    I found your page when trying to find design ideas so I know what I want to do when I receive my Konad Nail Art stamping kit. I ordered it directly from Konad. On there you are able to make customized kits with polishes, image plates, a scraper and stamper. I chose to get the largest kit which included 4 special polishes (I chose white, black, silver and pastel pink), 3 image plates (I chose M60, M62 and M69) a stamper and scraper (metal). I ended up paying about $45 CAD, which I didn’t think was too bad really. That included the exchange from USD to CAD and shipping charges.
    I can’t wait for it to come in, I hope it comes next week so I can try it out!
    Your site is awesome and will definitely be back to reference this tutorial as well as check for reviews on other products (P.S. – I saw you had Bath and Body Works in your list – I love EVERYTHING from Bath and Body Works, I have a slight addiction to their products!!!)
    Keep up the excellent work!! 🙂

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey again, Erica!

      Hehe, yes, Bath & Body Works stuff can be so addictive. And the company is quite clever constantly putting out so many awesome sales. It’s hard to resist sometimes.

      Thanks for your encouragement! 😀

  13. Gem

    Hi I am thinking of purchasing the starter kit from Konrad, iv been trying to do as much research on it as possible as it is completely new to me! I specialise in gel manicures using bio sculpture gel and Jessical GELeration! What I wanted to know is can you use these stamps on the gels as this is really important for me to know before hand! Thank you

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Gem!

      Hmm…I honestly don’t know much about gel manicures since I’ve never had any, so I can’t answer your question. If any of my readers see this and know the answer, please reply and let Gem know!

      Stamping should work on any surface, but I don’t know if they’d ruin the gel manicure underneath if you plan to keep the gel manicure for longer…

  14. Gem

    Hi I am thinking of purchasing the starter kit from Konrad, iv been trying to do as much research on it as possible as it is completely new to me! I specialise in gel manicures using bio sculpture gel and Jessical GELeration! What I wanted to know is can you use these stamps on the gels as this is really important for me to know before hand! Thank you, your site is very useful and helpful to me.

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Gem!

      Wow, I didn’t even see this comment until now, which is why I’m only replying now. Geez! 🙁 Not sure how it slipped through the cracks.

      I’m not sure if you can use this with gels. I don’t have any experience with them.

      If any of my readers know, please reply to Gem’s comment!

  15. Athena

    Thank you sooooooo very much for this tutorial. I hit up Google for this & was happy to see it on your site 🙂 I dived into my 1st Konadicure last night & was met w/ some trials & tribulations… LOL but your tips are certainly ones I’ll be taking up in the future. Loved the one about scraping excess onto a piece of paper & thanks for letting us know they also sell a plastic scraper. I’ll have to order one of those as well… This will certainly be pinned!!
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Athena!

      You’re so welcome! Haha, I did it when I was brand new at nail stamping, so I figured it would be useful for others to see my ‘mistakes’ and all the problems I ran into.

      Yes, I highly recommend the plastic one. For me, it works very well, and it makes me feel better knowing that it won’t scratch up all my plates.

      I’m always honoured when someone pins something from Swatch And Learn – THANK YOUUU! 😀

      1. Athena

        Hi again!!! I just wanted to swing by & say I tried your method & what a difference all your tips made for me. Absolutely wonderful!! As far as Pinterest – I always pin stuff from you as I’m one of your followers & you’ve actually pinned a few things from me. Super psyched about that 🙂 Thanks again!!!!

        1. Mary Post author

          Yaaaayyyyyy! I’m so happy to hear that my tips really helped. It’s so rewarding to hear. Thank you for coming back to let me know! 😀


    is there any other alternate for stamper and scraper..?? i have image plates but i dint get these two… :/

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey ANUBHOOTI!

      Instead of a scraper, I’ve heard that you can use an old credit card or gift card. As for the stamper, I really suggest you buy that because I don’t know if a generic stamp would work with Konad.

  17. Erin C.

    Thank you so much for the great intro to Konad, I have been getting really into nails and doing mostly free hand designs. Finally decided to study up on how these stamps worked and this was perfect!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Erin C.!

      Glad that you found this tutorial useful! 🙂 I was a newbie when I created that tutorial, and I remember wishing there were more tutorials that showed the challenges that newbies would face. Hehe, so I created it to help others. 🙂

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jeana Rae!

      You’re very welcome. It was my pleasure! 🙂 I made this tutorial when I literally was a newbie at it. So, I wanted to make sure to show any mistakes or problems I came across in case it would help someone. Thanks for making all the hard work I put into this post well worth it! 😀

      Feel free to post any manicures you do on my Facebook wall so that I can see and also so my readers can see! 🙂 We all are inspired by beautiful nail art!

  18. Sarah Lynn

    Thanks. 🙂 Your tutorial really helped me. I just started stamping, though I’m using Winstonia Store plates, but your tutorial is the best for stamping!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Sarah Lynn!

      So happy that I could be of some help! 🙂 If you ever want to share photos of your manicure on my Facebook wall, please feel free to do so. I’m sure all my readers would love to see…and I would, too, of course!


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