DIY Nail Art: How to Get Started with Nail Stamping

Do you spend tons of time looking at some of the hottest DIY nail art in fashion magazines and beauty blogs wondering how these designs are applied? Well, we’re here to explain how you can do those nail designs yourself in the comfort of your own home. Now you can achieve those stunning designs you’ve always admired with some easy-to-use tools, a little practice, and a little help from us.


Start With a DIY Nail Art Kit 

Before you even get started with mastering some of those nail designs you’ve come across, it’s important to make sure you’ve got all the nail art tools you’ll need for the job. We recommend:

1. The Big Bling Kit This kit has almost everything you need to get started and includes: 

  • A stamper
  • Scraper
  • Big bling brush
  • A replacement head
  • Two floral stamping plates
  • Cuticle protector 

2. A Stamping Polish Bundle – instead of picking random stamping polishes, grab the 6 Custom Polishes Kit. You choose the colours while saving a few dollars by buying a small bundle at once.

With these two pre-assembled kits, you can be on your way to nail stamping heaven in no time.


Now Try Some Simple Nail Art Design Ideas

To get a feel for the nail stamping process, start with simpler designs before attempting the designs with the most wow factor. Nail stamping is a skill that takes a little bit of practice to master. By easing into more complicated designs, you can save yourself from DIY nail art frustration.

Use these easy nail art ideas to try your stamping hand at some less technical designs:


1. The Accent Nail

Source: @luvr_of_nails

By stamping only one fingernail on each hand, you can spend all your time perfecting two designs instead of ten. Choose your favourite polish colour, paint all your fingernails, then pick a nail to feature and start practicing until it looks just the way you want it.


2. A Perfect Pattern

Source: @my_apawcalypse

Sometimes a full-nail pattern can be one of the easiest ways to achieve complicated-looking designs with minimal effort. These patterned designs are also great at hiding minor flaws if your stamping technique still needs a little fine-tuning.


3. The Matte/Glossy Combo

Source: @beautifynailsbydebbie

This fun look is a great way to practice simple stamping. By stamping a clear gel topcoat over a matte gel topcoat, you can experiment with new nail designs without imperfections being easily recognized. But we must warn you... don't try and stamp with the matt top coat, it will cloud the clear jelly.


Once you feel like you’ve conquered these designs, you can now move on to the multi-layered and intricate designs you’ve always wished you could do. Happy stamping!


For the quick and easy low down on perfecting stamped nail designs, check out our previous post: 9 Tips to Help You Master Stamping with Clear Stampers.


Are you looking for the perfect nail art accessories to help you get started in the world of stamping? Check out Clear Jelly Stamper. We offer a variety of already-assembled kits, a rainbow of stamping polishes, and some of the best tools in the industry.