How to Create Multi-Colourful Designs using a Clear Jelly Stamper

Read our easy-to-follow tutorial to get your colour on when creating stamping nail art with your clear nail stamper.


One of the best ways to embellish a stunning nail art design is to add multiple layers of colour; however, it’s not always the easiest. If your nail-design motto is less is more, we’re here to introduce you to the wonderful world of multi-coloured nail designs. While we agree that less can sometimes be more, there’s a lot to be said for designs that require a little more time and a lot more colour choices. If you’re ready to take the plunge into eye-catching, multi-toned nail designs, grab your favourite nail stamping plates, clear nail stamper, and stamping polishes, and follow along.


Step 1: Plan it out

This is by far the most important step that will be the biggest help when executing flawless fingertips. Once you’ve chosen a design, start planning your execution. Ask yourself:

  • What colour do I want the background to be?
  • Should I use glitter to add depth? If so, where?
  • Do I need an outline, and if so, what colour should it be?
  • What other colours will I need?
  • Will I need any special nail art tools?

Once you’ve answered these questions and pre-designed the stamped image in your mind, you can move on to the second step.


Step 2: Start with a Base Coat 

Go ahead and apply a basecoat and background nail polish to your fingernails. You’ll want to choose a nail polish colour that will help the design stand out. In this particular instance, less is more. However, don’t hesitate to get creative too. A marble, smooshed or gradient base is also a stunning backdrop for layered images!


Step 3: Prep Your Plate 

Once the base polish has dried, it’s time to get stamping. One of the easiest ways to create a multi-layered design is to use a stamping plate that’s been created specifically for this nail art style. are the creators of the Layered Stamping Plate and make some of the best nail stamping plates in the industry. The layered images will usually be broken down into four or five pieces lined up next to each other.

Begin by applying polish to the first image in the row you’ve selected. Now, scrape off any excess polish and pick it up with your clear nail stamper. Use a quick flick of the wrist and a light touch. Roll over the image instead of just pressing straight down! Inspect the image, and if it looks like it transferred well, go ahead and stamp the image directly to your prepped fingernail. Move quickly!


Step 4: Keep Stamping

Now that the first image has been applied, continue on, lining up and stamping each image as you go along, stacking the colors to create a picture! This process is super simple when using a clear nail stamper. Because of it’s see-through clear nail stamper, you can see exactly where you’re applying the image, which makes creating multi-coloured and multi-layered designs an absolute breeze.

For more information on Clear Jelly Stampers, including a quick and easy tutorial video, check out our previous post: Clear Stampers: The Must-Have Nail Art Accessory.


Step 5: Top it off

Now that your perfectly planned nail design has come to life right on your fingertips, apply a topcoat. Float your top coat over the nail so you don’t smudge your beautiful new images! You’re now ready to flaunt those stunningly colourful fingertips at every opportunity. 


Are you ready to dabble in colourful, layered nail art? Check out the industry-leading nail supplies at Clear Jelly Stampers. We offer easy-to-use stamping polish, a wide variety of stamping plates, clear nail stampers, and the hottest accessories. Be sure to check out our inspiration page too!