May 28, 2014

Know THIS Part II: Techniques to Make Stamping Work!

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  1. 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!!!

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    1. Thank you Polished Marvels! I'm thrilled to hear you got something out it! Here's to your struggle ending ASAP.

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  2. 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!!

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    1. 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?

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    2. 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.

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    3. 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.

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    4. 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

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    1. Thanks Anne! I hope you got a chuckle out of my first videos. I will no doubt look back on them in horror someday!

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  4. 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!

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    1. 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!

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