My First Nail Art Image Plate

.....and it’s a NOKONAD.

No, I’m just pulling your leg. “I’ve been sucked into the KONAD vortex” is what I’m trying to say! All you lovely nail bloggers are bad influences!

I had been looking into buying some KONAD image plates – they look like a lot of fun – but before I could order, I stumbled upon this at the local drugstore, Kruidvat. It was for only €2.99, so I couldn’t let that pass. I thought it would be great to give me a taste of what KONAD-ing would be like. If I didn’t like it or if I couldn’t master it, I wouldn’t be devastated.

Here’s the Essence Nail Art Stampy Set. There were two choices of image plates available. I chose the one called 01 Be Creative!. On the box, it says “improved result” which made me wonder what that means. Did they have an older version of this that flopped miserably? I bought it anyway but with some doubts.

In the box were an image plate with seven images, a stamp and a scraper. Hmm, don’t the contents look very familiar to you?

I’ve been playing with this new toy. I think this Stampy Set is all right. I have no reference point though as I’ve never used KONAD before. The scraping took some getting used to, which I finally got right. I still need to practise the stamping. Awh, and I thought the stamping would be the easiest part! Plus I haven’t got those super-thick nail polishes more suited for stamping. Oh well......

Tomorrow, I will show you the results of my first nail art stamping effort – imperfections and all!

Update: Have a look at the stamping done on an Essence nail polish using the flower design found on the bottom-right of the image plate shown above.

Do also have a look at the results of all my subsequent nail art stamping using the Essence plates.


Bea said...

aww. im excited to see how konad works for you. :)

Marisa Álvarez said...

Hi girl!! Lately, everybody is crazy about this nail stuff but I didn't try it so far. Please share your creations! xx

Unknown said...

China glaze romantiques and OMG's are great for stamping. Any heavily pigmented (one coat) polish will usially work well. HTH
Can't wait to see!

Witoxicity said...

Stay tuned for the results of my attempt with this KONAD-wannabe set. :D

I certainly will, but I hope you're not expecting a huge success overnight. Heh heh!

@Evil Angel
Oh, thanks so much for your advice! I'll have to look into that. For now, for my NOTD tomorrow, I'd have to make do with what I have. :)

Kirsten (The Dutch Nail Blog) said...

Some of the Essence Show Your Feet polishes work great with konad too. I just did a mani stamped with Caribean Sea.
All Access works ok too.

This set is harder to work with than real konad though. It took me some experimenting to get it to work. Some polishes may need to be left on the plate for a little longer so they thicken a bit.
I also hate the scraper that comes with the set. I use an old 'bonuskaart' for scraping.

I can't wait to see what you come up with! This stuff is addictive!

Dreams That Glitter xoxo said...

Oh this is so cute! I really need to get some of these :)

Anonymous said...

Good Luck with the stamping! I am still trying to master but I am sure your attempts will be beautiful! Can't wait to see your post(s) yeay!! Xx

Anonymous said...

These are tempting but I've resisted. I can't wait to see how you've created your designs! It looks like fun once you've got the hang of it.
Btw, I've posted some images of Rimmel's Steel Grey.

DinaXYYan said...

those stamps are so cute! can't wait to see your result with them :)

Mz. More said...

I can't wait to see how it turns out. I am always stalking pics of Konad designs and still haven't taken the leap to buy my own set. Silly me lol :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

I haven't fallen into the Konad vortex yet but I fear this will happen soon! ;P

Anonymous said...

Yay, stamping! It does take a bit of practice but once you get it down it's so fast and the best way to get really detailed and intricate designs. I love stamping. :)

You probably already have a lot of polishes that will work for stamping. I bought a ton of Konad Stamping Polishes and I mostly use China Glaze for stamping anyway! Try anything you have that's opaque in 1-2 coats and I bet you they work just fine.

Witoxicity said...

Bedankt voor je tips!! They will all certainly come in handy for a beginner. I will check out the Essence nail polishes for the toes. Wat een geweldig idee om de bonuskaart te gebruiken, zeg! :D

@Dreams That Glitter
Heh heh! I hope you'll have fun with this when you get your kit. :)

Yes, yes, luck is what I need. Thank you! Anyway, the job's done. Oh, please don't expect a miracle overnight. :D

Ah so, you've also been toying with the idea of nail art stamping! I'm so new to this at this point that all I can do is just practise. :)

The results aren't fantastic but I will be brave and show them. :P

@Mz. More
With your recent humongous nail polish haul, I can certainly see you eventually getting creative with these image plates. Can't wait! Heh heh!

@Shop N' Chomp
Resistance is futile, my dear! ;D

Oh, thank you for the advice! It's always good to get tips from the experienced. :)

Anonymous said...

hey girlie i bet those will turn out cute.hopefully:D
Good luck

I am now following your blog

Le Cocon de Voune said...

Waiting for the end result ;-)

Miss Tapia said...

I'm excited to see the results!

Lavender said...

I got 2 konad plates but seldom use them. prefer to draw. Will show some konad stamping in my future post. can't wait to see your nails..

KONADomania said...

the new china glaze khrome collection works great with konad! I've got millenium, it's my nb.1 silver stamping polish! essence all access works great too, or some old thick nail polishes;)

Witoxicity said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your words of encouragement! :)

Well, the deed's been done. Heh heh!

@Miss Tapia
It's always nice to feel a reader's enthusiasm! :D

Ooo, I'd love to see your nails with some KONAD images. I'm sure they will look fabulous! :)

Thanks so much for the handy tips! They are much needed! :D

twinsouls888 said...

Ooooh I love the designs on the design plate, this reminds me of my Konad Stamping Nail Art Lemming ^_^

Witoxicity said...

Heh heh! I think it's time to fulfill that lemming of yours, my dear. :D

Cynthia Z said...

I need some nail stamps!!! I suck at DIY nail art

Witoxicity said...

Nail stamping is dertainly the answer to those who can't do free-hand nail art......and that's me! :D