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    SPOOKTACULAR

    SPOOKTACULAR

    In this week’s blog, we’re going to focus on a design that was posted in a video on Instagram by @nails_bychels. This video has gone viral with over 3 million views. I think that calls for a special congratulations to this wonderful Clear Jelly user!


    First step is to always prep the natural nail by lightly buffing off the shine. Wipe the nail free of dust and then apply a quick dry polish or KoKo and Claire gel polish and cure. Clear Jelly Stamps apply best to a smooth surface.



    In this design, an ombré look was achieved by painting 3 separate shades of purple in a line on a makeup sponge and pressing it down onto the nail. She first applied “Protect” around the nail on the skin to easily remove the excess. You would use a different method to ombré if you were using gel.




    Once you have sponged the polish onto the nail, allow it to dry completely before starting your nail stamping. You can use Clear Jelly’s stamping polishes to achieve this look as well. They’re highly pigmented and dry relatively quickly.




    In this design, she applied a light sparkle top coat to mimic a starry sky. It’s simply beautiful!! A great recommendation is to use KoKo and Claire’s #081 Fizz.




    The Clear Jelly Stamping plate used in this design is “Creepy Hollow” CJS-H-37.





    She stamped the haunted house using CjS stamping polish #01 More Like 1AM.



    Then, lining the windows up, she stamped them with #02 Jenny’s Gonna Love It.



    Then finish them up with a yellow to complete this design. You can use CjS stamping polish #08 You Are My Sunshine.



    And that completes this beautiful mani by @nails_bychels that she has titled “Gradient Graveyard”. If you want to see the video, simply go to our Instagram account @clearjellystamper and check it out. It’s hard not to watch it a few times!!



    I hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween and stay safe from all the little goblins out there. HAPPY HALLOWEEN and happy stamping my friends!


    HUG A FARMER TODAY

    HUG A FARMER TODAY



    This look was designed with an unsung hero in mind. This is a great way to pay tribute to that special farmer in your life. Without them, we wouldn’t have food on our tables. Clear Jelly Stamper plate "Day on the Farm (CjS-33)" will help you create adorable farm images to layer up and create a sweet farm design.



    The Clear Jelly Stamper stamping polishes we used for this design: #1, #2, #6, #20, #29, #44, #51, #53, #56, #60, #61 & #63.



    Using KoKo & Claire’s basecoat and #081 Fizz gel polish, we prepared the base colour for our stamping design.




    We applied KoKo & Claire’s basecoat and cured. Then applied #081 Fizz and cured. Then applied a coat of Shine topcoat and cured. All were cured using KoKo & Claire’s portable LED curing lamp shown in the picture above. Now we’re ready to start our designs.

    Nail #1

    The following colours in this design were used: Chicken: #1, #2 & #63 Pig: #1 & #6 Cow: #1 & #2 Sheep: #1, #2 & #60 Horse: #1, #56 & #60 Baby Chicks: #1 & #20

    Nail #2

    Colours used: Carrot: #1 & #22 Apple: #1, #44 & #61 Strawberry: #1, #44 & #63 Peas: #1, #44 & #61 Corn: #1, #20 & #44

    Nail #3

    Colours used: Tractor: #1, #20 & #61 Wheat: #1 & #20

    Nail #4

    Colours used: Barn: #1, #2 & #63 Sun: #20 Sheep: #1, #2 & #60 Hand-painted green grass using #61

    Nail #5

    Colours used: Picket fence: #1 & #2 Both horses: #1, #56 & #60

    I hope you have fun creating your own farm designs. Now quit horsing around and get down to business. Please feel free to post and tag us on Instagram so we can see your creations @clearjellystamper. Happy stamping my friends! 🐴


    LIFTING IMAGES

    LIFTING IMAGES

    Lifting images with our Clear Jelly Stamper!

    There are a few things you must consider to have the best success lifting images with a Clear Jelly Stamper.

    1. Are you using an authentic Clear Jelly Stamper? If you are, help is easy to find!



    2. Are you using proper stamping polishes? Not all polish or even stamping polish works with clear stampers. Clear Jelly Stamping polish is designed for use with clear stampers. And also make sure that you are applying enough polish over your image.


    3. Did you clean your plate properly? There are so many different polish removers and they all have their own formulas. Some formulas will actually repel clear stampers. If you are using a polish remover that has added oils to make it cuticle friendly, you will struggle to lift anything off of your image plate. Clear Jelly Stamping formulated their own plate cleaner for this reason. However, if you don’t have any, then simply cut your polish remover in half and add equal parts acetone. Make sure all of the image grooves are perfectly cleaned out of any dried polish and are completely dry before you attempt stamping. Keep your Clear Stamper clean by using CJS sticky pad.

    4. Is your plate perfectly flat to your table? Make sure you work on a flat, hard surface with no towel or anything underneath it etc. Plates do warp so push them flat to the table when lightly scraping and lifting the image.



    5. Are you scraping too hard or at the incorrect angle? As you’re holding the plate flat, lightly scrape the excess polish off of the image at a 45° angle. 6. You’re going to want to move fast to lift the image cleanly. So it’s very important to have all of your products organized beside you before you start.

    6. Use extremely light pressure in a rolling motion from side to side over the image with your Clear Jelly Stamper to lift it! Just the weight of the stamper will be sufficient.



    7. Simply press your Clear Jelly Stamper on a prepared nail and hold it for a few seconds in order for the full image to transfer properly.

    HOT TIPS: If you are still struggling with picking up images onto your Clear Jelly Stamper, be aware of a few other things. Make sure that you don’t have a fan blowing or there’s no airflow from anything because it is such a fine image that it doesn’t take long for it to dry out. Also be aware of your overhead light because it could be giving off a lot of heat which could potentially dry out your image quicker than normal as well.


    I hope this blog was helpful and if you have any questions, please contact us anytime!! Happy stamping my friends!

    UNBE-LEAF-ABLE

    UNBE-LEAF-ABLE

    We don’t want to admit it but Fall is in the air and it’s right around the corner. Leaves are slowly beginning to make their transition from green to all the beautiful & rich colors that Fall brings. Even though we mourn the end of Summer, it does bring thoughts of drinking hot coffee under a warm blanket on a crisp morning. There’s a comfortable, soothing feeling that comes with that. Espresso may not solve all of your problems but it’s worth a “shot”! This week’s look was inspired by the comforts of Fall.



    Clear Jelly Stamper has two plates that are perfect to achieve a combined look of fall colors and hot coffee. Stamping plates CJS-86 Forever Autumn and CJS-89 Roasted.



    For this design, we used KoKo & Claire gel polishes #070 Deepest Grape, #006 Ray of Sunshine, #022 Safari Sunset and #017 Spicy Chili.



    Clear Jelly Stamper stamping polishes we used #001 More Like 1 AM, #020 Copper Hint, #028 Pretty Penny, #060 Antique Lustre and #063 Scarlet Letter.



    Step by step instructions: Always prepare the natural nail by lightly buffing off the shine and cleaning the nail. Apply a coat of KoKo & Claire’s base coat and cure.

    Nail #1:




    Using all 4 KoKo & Claire gel colors as shown above, paint a geometrical design curing slightly between color applications. Once cured, apply a coat of KoKo & Claire’s “Shine” topcoat and cure. Shine works like a magnet for stamping which makes it so much easier! Using stamping plate CJS-86 Forever Autumn, we stamped the words using stamping polishes #20, #63 and #60.

    Nail #2:



    Used gel polish #022 Safari Sunset for the full color. Then using leaves from stamping plate CJS-86 Forever Autumn, we used stamping polish colors #20, #28, and #63 to give the cool effect of real leaves. Finished them off by stamping the stems with #60 and ‘Falling Leaves’ with #1.

    Nail #3:



    Used gel polish color #070 Deepest Grape for the full color. Used stamping plate CJS-89 Roasted, we used stamping polish #28 Pretty Penny for the heart shaped coffee beans and #20 Copper Hint for the lettering.

    Nail #4:



    Used all 4 gel polish colors shown above to achieve this marble look. Painted the nail with #006 Ray of Sunshine and, before curing, apply dots of the other 3 colors. Then using the CJS Detail Brush, lightly swirl the colors together.


    There’s no right or wrong way to do this so create your unique design. Cure. Use stamping plate CJS-89, we stamped the word Coffee a few times with #1 stamping polish.


    Nail #5:




    Used gel polish #17 Spicy Chili for the full color. We then stamped the whole nail with the coffee bean pattern from plate CJS-89 using stamping polish #60 Antique Lustre. Then we chose random leaves from plate CJS-86 and used stamping polishes #20, #28 and #63 to create fall leaf colors. Stamped the leaf outlines with #1.

    Finish off all of the nails with a coat of KoKo & Claire’s Shine and watch the unbe-leaf-able colors come alive right in front of your eyes! Let us see your creations!! Happy Stamping my friends!!!

    TROUBLESHOOTING

    TROUBLESHOOTING

    I’m sure you are wondering if this is true and if all polishes are created equally. The answer to the first question is YES and the answer to the latter is NO! Now......would you like to know why? Well let me tell you.

    You can stamp with some regular polishes, however, it’s hit or miss as to which ones will work. This will all depend on how much pigment the manufacturer uses in the polishes. Polish with minimal pigment is tricky to lift and if you do manage to lift it, it will often appear transparent or see-thru on the nail. Be very cautious when using lower quality polishes because they can stain your Clear Jelly Stamper. With our clear stampers, most good quality stamping polishes will work well. If you find lifting difficult or you’re not getting complete images, it’s almost a guarantee that there isn’t enough pigment in the polish you’re using.



    Not all stamping polish was created with our clear stamper in mind. Clear stampers are a completely different material than older style stampers (the firm & marshmallow style) and our stamper will lift more easily with a highly pigmented polish.


    Clear Jelly Stamping polish is hyper pigmented. Most of our polishes have 4 times the amount of pigment than even a regular stamping polish. This will make lifting images much more successful & satisfying!



    I hope you found this information to be helpful. If you have any questions about our stamping polishes or clear stampers, please contact us. We are always here to help! Happy stamping my friends!