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Great post!!! Thank you so much for sharing, there are at least three things I haven't known and as I am still a struggling rookie at stamping, I am sure your advice is more than helpful!!! Loved the Video sections!!!
Thank you Polished Marvels! I'm thrilled to hear you got something out it! Here's to your struggle ending ASAP.
Another great Know THIS post!! No matter how many times I read or watch about stamping, I learn something new. I particularly got a lot out of your placement video and you've convinced me I NEED more true stamping polishes than my black & white from Konad. I have been making a go of it with regular polishes (thinking I'm saving money using one polish for both) but for the extra ease with time to dry - and ability to remove with tape!! Thanks for doing this post!!
Thank you for taking the time to write such positive and detailed feedback Kimett Kolor! I am so glad you found my placement video helpful and my tape trick convinced you that stamping polishes can really make your life easier. I keep my inexpensive polishes around for testing plates, making design sheets, etc. So nothing goes to waste! Any thoughts on what you'd like to see in future "Know THIS" posts?
Well...what drew me in to follow your blog is your style of combining multiple elements into a cohesive design. Multiple stamping (like your quad Mother's Day) and 3D elements and stamping (like in your Life is a Beach). How do you come up with the ideas to combine them together and what you've learned are things that would be interesting to me.
Wow, thank you! It is great to know what attracted you to my blog. Instead of putting it into "Know THIS" format, do you think it would be helpful if I included more information in my posts about my inspiration and how I chose to combine things? I am also considered adding a "Fail" to my blog now and then to show that I sometimes learn the hard way.
Yes - knowing how you choose to combine things to make your designs would be super (and inspiring to others). I can only speak from my own newbie blogging that when I've posted various degrees of failure that I get two kinds of responses: 1) the readers are glad to know that I, just like everyone, make mistakes (and most like learning from them) and 2) almost all of the things I consider a flop are liked by someone. Like you, I'm new to blogging (and relatively new to nail polish too). Hope this helps! See ya' round. :) Kim
Thanks Anne! I hope you got a chuckle out of my first videos. I will no doubt look back on them in horror someday!
I don't care how "good" the video is, I just appreciate the tips from a pro! I fell for a one-nail demonstration of a Konad kit at my local county fair a few years ago. Of course, I couldn't replicate the results and figured, once again, that I fail at anything artistic. Now I know I should probably break it out and give it another try. I just don't know if the original polish will still be any good. Oh, darn! I may need to go polish shopping! Thank you!
Hi Lisa! I'm so glad you found the article helpful and that I may have inspired you to have another go at it! If your stamping polishes seem to think try adding a few drops of thinner to them. Or go polish shopping! Not like we ever need a reason for some retail therapy, but you've actually got one. Best of luck!