Monday, May 24, 2010

Double you Image Plates-NOW- FREE!!!

                  
 I'm so excited to show you fellow Konaddicts what I mean!  I discovered this a little while back, (about a month ago... on my girlfriend)  and showed the lovely Esther @ Konad USA.  We laughed at  how funny it was that no one came up with this idea sooner!
Its pretty basic...ready for it?
                                 
                                
DOUBLE YOUR IMAGES BY MAKING A REVERSE OF THE IMAGE!                               
You will need: 1 image plate, one special polish, 2 stampers, and one scraper.
                                                                                                       
So basically you need to work quickly with fresh Konad Special Polish, if it is too thick, it may dry to fast before you can transfer it in the 3 steps it takes. start with the usual paint and scrape technique, then.....
1)pick up the image with your one of your stampers
2) instead of transfering it to your nail, transfer it to ANOTHER STAMPER,
3) then roll the image onto your nail.
You now have a reverse image of the original!
This works great on images that are one sided, if you want to create a mirror on your opposite hand.  
INSTANT
FREE
You are sooooo welcome!
If you don't already have a second stamper,  You can stop by my shop and order one.  And if you do....better get stamping ! And please, post it to your blog, or email me pics!!!  Feel free to link back to this post for step by step tutorial.
here are some examples of images that would work well (note: the left images are the reverse and then i just did a regular pick up on the right side so you can see how great the reverse looks- I didn't have time to do a bunch of mani's)
                             

42 comments:

zuzu said...

Amazing idea! I will definetely try it!

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ThRiSzHa said...

THANKS FOR SHARING THIS!!

Elsa said...

thank you for this idea!

'chelle said...

This is FANTASTIC!!! What a great idea. Thankyou so much for sharing!

Maestra said...

Great idea! I guess I'll finally find some use for Konad special polishes which I don't like in general... Thank for the idea!

BabyD @ Polish and Powder said...

I thought this may work a while ago but never got round to trying it. Great to see it does indeed work, it is so annoying to need a reverse design and not have one :o)

kganir said...

You are heaven sent! gosh, this is so wonderful! that first thing tomorrow, im picking me up another stamper! thank you thank you thank you!

Tabula Rasa,,, said...

Welcome back! Thanks for this (pro)tip.Some of the Faux-nads have mirror image ingravings on the same disc, but to be honest, the Konad ones have prettier designs. I can't wait to try this out as well!

Plaz^ said...

Thank you so much for this! :)

LacquerMuse said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

-Diana- said...

I already knew this and know people who've tried it but it didn't work. It's nice to see it can work :)

Colette said...

NICE! Now I need another stamper like, yesterday LOL

Evil Angel said...

You are a genius!Or I'm an idiot. lol

Beata said...

Thanx for listing this technique. I can't belive it's that simple! I'll link your blog entry to my blog so others can know.

Bunny said...

I will try this, great tip!

konADDICT said...

s baby D...totally agreed.
Evil Angel.....too damn hallarious- I was actually going to write genius somewhere in ther, but since I can't find the spell ceck anymore, thought it would be ironic if i spelt it wrong! (too late at night-but i promised you i'd get it in)

Thanks every one for the comments- funny how easy it can be. just gotta get the timing.
oh, and one of my stampers "accepts" the reverse better than the other one? So if you have trouble, try switching the the stampers, lead w/te other.
let me know guys.

Beatriz said...

I agree with Colette.. another stamper please!

Jessica said...

Thats a great idea, I love it.

paintedladyfingers said...

Wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

Polish&Konad said...

What a great idea! Good job!

Michelle said...

Wow, I'm so glad to see someone post this for all the konaders! I have been doing this since last year, it works, but you have to be fast! :)

Saori said...

very interesting and very pratice !!!! very cool !!

Emma said...

i sense an evil genius in the making...or coming out of the closet. brilliant!

Doo said...

Almost too good to be true! Wow!

Would you try to do mirror image and original to the same nail with some design? Like putting B's to form a butterfly? Would be cool to see!

This really makes possibilities endless with alphabets and all! But yet again requires a pair of fast, steady hands.

Sid ^^ said...

Do you have to use Konad Special Polish to do this? Can you use regular polish?

Kamaile said...

YES!!! Thank you sooo much. This is just what I was looking for. Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!!!!

Melissa said...

i dont know
why it doesnt work for me!!
what am i doing wrong??

Rocky said...

I Love Looking at what you have done! I am new to the Konation So I am so excited to see what otherpeople are doing with it.

Claudia said...

Wowwww! This idea was quite interesting! Thanks for sharing this with us!

Patricia said...

That's awesome I tried it yesterday but I just took apart my stamper...used the small side then transfered it to the big side and stamped! for little things it would work for me till I get another stamper! Thanks!!! ~Patricia

Crystal said...

I thought of this last year and posted the suggestion on Getcha Nails did blog. But when I got an additional stamper I found this didn't work. Now I'm thinking it's cause I need the real Konad polish. I normally just stamp with whatever I have. Maybe I'll finally cave and buy some of the special polish...it really bothers me that the images are not mirrored. :)

Andrea Camarena said...

WOW!!!! Thanks for the info. that is totally awesome. Welcome Back!

konADDICT said...

Sid, Melissa, & Crystal....
Great question, i have only tried with Konad. Here are some tips.

1) Use fresh polish, it it is older and thicker, it dries too fast (similar to how it is when useing older polish on a finely detailed image....doesn't work)
2) If the image is not transferring from stamper A to stamper B...try changinf the order, meaning pick up image with stamper B and transfer to stamper A. Why does this work? you got me....but I had a problem with one of the stamperes accepting the transfer...I cleaned it with acetone-no go. But when I switched the stampers, for some reason the other stamper worked better at the transfer?
3) WORK FAST!!!
4) always make sure everything has been cleaned with pure acetone.


Rocky, thanks & welcome!

Glad to be back Andrea.

Patricia....you are SUPER GENIUS!!! YES, if you have a double sided stamper....just pop off one stamper button and use it to transfer.... great call girl!


uh Micheele....WHY didn't you tell us all sooner? & why didn't I think of it sooner? (guess im not as smart as i thought i was!

Azatoth said...

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Claire's Blog said...

Great idea !

Trincess said...

this is sooo clever and sooo useful! oh my god! =)

eleuthreophile said...

wow, this is brilliant!

NailsIt said...

Thank you so much for posting this!!! I can't wait to try it :D

ps - you have a great blog!

Michelle said...

This is a great idea. I've linked to it on my blog so more people can use this technique.

Ashleigh said...

Thank you so much for this idea. I always wondered how i was supposed to get a mirror image print on the opposite hand, this idea never crossed my mind! Genious! =D

daisy said...

hello,
thank you so much for your post!
they will help me for my konad!
excuse me i'm french!
thank you very much!
kiss

Anonymous said...

You are awesome! Thanks so much for the great tip! I was so frustrated by "one direction" images. This is fantastic.