Quick and Easy Nail Stamping Tutorial

5 Materials
20 Minutes

Nail stamping is a fun, new trend that gives you an easy way to create designs on your dip-powdered nails without needing any artistic skills.

That makes this technique perfect for beginners! Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Sticky base coat
  • Gel polish
  • Nail stamping kit (with a scraper and stamper)
  • Acetone
  • Glossy top coat
Applying base coat

1. Apply a sticky base coat

We’ll be applying the nail stamped over already dip-powdered nails so if you haven’t done that yet, do so now.

After your nails are dip-powdered, apply a sticky base coat over the nail.


2. Apply nail polish to the stamp

Pick out the stamp you want, and cover it with a layer of your desired nail polish color.

Scraping off polish

3. Scrape off the polish

Quickly scrape off the excess polish from the stamp.

Picking up paint

4. Roll the stamper over the stamp

Roll the silicone stamper over the polished stamp to pick up the paint.

Applying stamp to nail

5. Apply the stamp to your nail

With the paint stamped onto the silicone, press the design onto your nail. 

Cleaning up nail

6. Clean up the excess paint

Use pure acetone to clean up any excess paint around the nail.

Applying top coat

7. Apply a top coat

Apply a glossy top coat over the nail.

Nail stamping design

Nail stamping

Here are the finished nails! Nail stamping is that easy.

Let me know if you’ll try this technique out or if you’ll keep manually drawing your nail designs below!

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Suggested materials:
  • Sticky base coat
  • Gel polish
  • Nail stamping kit (with a scraper and stamper)
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