Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Panda nails and Image Plate tutorials


Hey ladies! I was asked to do a tutorial on how to use a Image Plate.  This will be a 2 in one tutorial . I took a lot of photos so I can show you a step by step on how to achieve this look as well as how to use the image plates.  I know this might seem easy but not a lot of people know what these are and how to use them.  If this doesn't not help you at all i am sorry.. its really hard to take photos each step you do because I only one one free hand .  Youtube also have great videos showing you how to use the image plates as well... This is how I learn how to use it as well.  I hope you guys enjoy this look and if you have any questions, feel free to message me or leave me a comment below and I will try to answer them as clearly as possible.


First, Paint a base coat and wait until it completely dry before you do any art or stamping on it

Next you take a green striper color and you paint random lines. leave a little space on the right for a panda image.

 Take a darker Green striper and layer more strokes on top of the lighter green like so.  If you don't have so many different color striper nail polish, all I did was clean the brush and reuse it with different nail polish colors.
 Then you use image plate M66 from Konad or Bornpretty and apply the bamboo tree on top of the area  you did the green lines.
Transfer the image on to the nail

Next I drew a Panda on the empty space. I also added a little blue dots   I will show you an easy way that I learned how to do this with out drawing it directly on your nails and messing up everything you worked for in a next post.

How to use Image plates

 Apply special nail polish on to the image.  Or any thick nail polish would work or holographic.

 Take the scraper and gently scrap off the top layer
 You then take your stick and press it to transfer the image.
 This is what it looks like after you press the stick into the image where you place your nail polish
 Then you do a rolling motion the stick onto you nails. I couldn't do this on myself and take a photo at the same time but you see the image here <--- this is what it looks like.

 I hope you guys enjoy this look! This actually took me longer than expected because I had to stop every 2 seconds to take a photo but it was worth it.

Amanda N


  1. Gah, I love that plate. I might have to break down and start stamping too!

  2. These are so cute! I love the panda <3 :)

  3. Very nice! Thanks for the tutorial! ;)

  4. Wow! I love that little panda! So cute!

  5. Just lovely. I am impatient to learn how to do it without having to draw the panda. Am really not good at drawing!