Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Helpful Tips & Tricks for Konad

Here's a list of some helpful tips & tricks for Konading:

* Konading can be a little messy, so cover your work area with some paper towels or something, I use an old game board to protect my work surface
* You should paint a clear top coat over your base coat before applying Konad so that if you make a mistake it will be easier to fix without messing up your base coat
* Wipe image plate & stamp with acetone nail polish remover after each use. You should also occasionally wipe off your scraper because the polish builds on it which makes it hard to properly scrape
* Work quickly! Otherwise, the image may not transfer properly due to the polish drying
* Use a "rolling" motion when using the stamp to pick up the design from the image plate & also when stamping the design onto your nail
* If you make a mistake, quickly dab a q-tip in nail polish remover & remove the mistake
* If you have trouble getting the image to transfer from the image plate to the stamp, try lightly buffing the stamp surface with a nail file, this should do the trick! The first time I tried Konad I was so frustrated because I did not know this & had the hardest time getting the image to adhere to the stamp, after I lightly filed my stamp it worked just fine
* When you are finished Konading apply a top coat. You should let the design dry first. Apply the top coat quickly & try not to go over the image more than twice as you don't want the design to smear. Konad makes a special top coat designed to use with Konading, but in my experience there are some regular top coats that work just as well


Lizzette said...


Lizzette said...


Deriniti said...

I'm forever trying out different top coats. I feel like most work with Konad as long as you apply it correctly & wait for your design to dry first. I tried quite a few of Sally Hansen's top coats, I like Hard As Wraps & Instant Strength. I can't believe I still haven't tried Seche Vite yet cause I've heard lots of great things about it & you recommended it aswell! I gotta get it & when I do I will be sure to let you know what I think!