Clear Smushy Stamper & Scraper
Note: The polish you use is very important when stamping. Please make sure you are using polishes intended for stamping. Stampers will not pick up all polishes.
- Apply nail polish to your nail. Apply a quick dry top coat and wait to dry.
- Apply nail polish to desired design on stamping plate.
- Grab your stamper and scraper. Tilting the scraper at a 45 degree angle, scrape the polish across the design quickly and strongly.
- Gently press the stamper over the stamping plate with a rolling motion to pick up the design.
- Ensure the design is on the stamper.
- Stamp the image over your nail with the same gentle rolling motion. NOTE: some have noticed that gently dropping the stamper directly above the image and picking up the image has worked better than the rolling motion.
- Apply a quick dry top coat to lock in your design!
Do not touch stamper head with hands, as the oils may damage the head. Use tape to clean stamper head.
After reading some of the reviews here, I was a little cautious about buying this stamper, but I really wanted a clear one and didn't want to go scouring the internet for other alternatives, so I made the purchase.
I am by all means a very novice stamper, and this one works great! I didn't have any issues either with picking up polish or with stamping it on my nail. The few issues I had could all be boiled down to user error (not making the correct motion when picking up or putting down polish, etc.), and with practice even those kinds of errors became few and far between.
I would highly recommend this stamper!
This review is coming from a casual stamper, so take it with a grain of salt.
Before this stamper, I had been using a very cheap dollar store dual ended stamper with a firm feeling to it. I was attracted to the idea that I could more easily place my stamping on my nail with something I could see through, so I finally decided, "Okay, I'll buy this."
First, apparently not all stampers have the same firmness (remember, I said *casual* stamper, not someone who does it a lot). I was very surprised at the texture, in a good way. (Honestly, if I can't ever figure this thing out I'll just use it as a stress ball.) It was very clear, and I looked forward to stamping with it, but then... I tried to prime it.
There were no instructions included in this, so after a lengthy Google search, I found that in order to prime a clear smushy stamper one must use dish soap and lukewarm water, a lint roller, and/or a paper towel. Thus, I began my journey to get rid of the stickiness.
The dish soap approach didn't work. It helped a little but after drying the stamp returned to its sticky splendor. Then I tried the paper towel approach with just gently wiping water over it to get the "residue" off. No luck. I tried the dry approach with the lint roller, trying to "pick up" the sticky outer layer. Once again, a failure.
Another internet search down the rabbit hole later, and I decided that I would use my absolute last resort: acetone. Now, I know you aren't supposed to use acetone on this kind of stamper since it's so delicate and it can blur the clarity of the stamper, but I gave it a shot. I used a Q-tip and acetone, then quickly rinsed off the stamper to get rid of any excess. It did dull the stamper, but it was still too sticky!
After more investigation, I found a post about using a Magic Eraser to gently buff the surface, and figured I couldn't do too much more damage and gave it a shot.
Mr. Clean had my back on this one-- it did the most to reduce stickiness, although it did make it a bit cloudy. Unfortunately, my stamper is still too sticky.
For reference, I tried doing simple stamping designs between each priming stage, but the stamper never picked anything up (aside from the engraved tray the designs were on). After the last one I managed to get a better pick up but I wasn't as impressed with it; my cheap dollar store firm stamper performed better.
I know that I've done a lot of searching and priming. Perhaps I made a mistake (or several) in the process. I feel this would be a much more effective product if it came with a good care and instruction manual.
This product gets its two stars for the scraper (perfectly functional, easy to maneuver) and for how stunningly clear the stamper head was (before I made it cloudy). Even after all the priming, I could still see where on my nail I was stamping, despite the blur, so when I can get it to transfer, it's easy to place.
I an horrible at Stamping but this stamper made me look like a pro
I an horrible at Stamping but this stamper made me look like a pro
First of all let me say Twinkled T has the best stamping polish, my issue is purely with their stamper. So immediately after receiving the stamper the clear jelly head would not stay in the base. I tried using a little bit of pressure and it tore. I contacted Twinkled T to send me a replacement head. Unfortunately they sent me the wrong sized head. I ended up throwing the whole thing in the trash because I did not feel like contacting them a second time.
I bought these for my sister. Here is her latest feedback: The nails you sent me have been on 2 weeks and washed dishes...holding up great!
I can't praise these enough! I applied mine using glue tabs and they were perfect. no breakage or fit issues (there's plenty of sizes to choose from), and I wanted to cry when I had to take them off for work. I got multiple compliments about them. I will definitely be buying more and highly recommend them!
Not only do you get every single available color but the quality is unmatched. Easy to use and apply! Allows any creative design to come to life. I will make sure I get any future colors that come out.
I have Vibin’ and Smokey and I love those. So I had high hopes for this polish only for it to be so streaky 😩 I shook the bottle and it’s still bad. I could definitely pass
So much better than using those wooden sticks!
It’s so good! I’ve now bought another as a gift. A gift for me 🥰
These were a gift for my sister and she said verbatim:
Those nails are really nice the thickness is perfect and the quality of the nail is really nice.
I’ve used twinkledt stamping polishes ever since I found out about nailstamping. I used to used my polish to stamp and wondered why it didn’t work, wouldn’t stick to my stamper. It turns out, there really is something about using nail stamping polish, they work wayyy better! Sometimes I don’t want to use a pure black stamping polish so this is my second “go-to” to use coz it comes out still looking like a black stamping polish but not too black. It picks up the images from the plates really well! So do yourself a favor & stop using your nail polish to stamp. Use a real stamping polish and you won’t regret it! Love love love twinkledt stamping polishes!!! 🥰🤎🤎🤎
Okay so this is going to be kind of a weird review...I love this particular design and have been a fan of Twinkled T's press ons but just haven't taken the time to write a review.
I recently had to go to the ER and ended up getting admitted to the hospital while wearing my press ons. Part of my evaluation by the doctors and nurses had them messing with my hands and fingers and I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that I received so many compliments on my nails!!! I mean they aren't wrong, they are lovely, cool, pretty, beautiful, neat, colorful, so unique, and other things I can't remember but all positive. What's more, my nails stayed on thru all that handling thru all my hospital stay. Pretty impressive!! Had to pass that on, because I was feeling very proud of you, Twinkled T, and maybe I sent you a few customers too. I sure tried!!!
Soooo sparkly! I love Twinkled T. I buy from them all the time. Yup I trust them 100%. Thank you!!!!
I’ve been looking for a stylish dappen dish for a few years now. I wanted something heavy so that it wouldn’t move around. I use a silicon mat on my desk, and the dish does great on it. I absolutely love the way it looks on my desk! 10/10 would totally recommend.
This stamping polish is soooo beautiful. Of course being from Twinkled T the polish is super pigmented and stamps perfectly every time. Thank you everyone at Twinkled T. I'm not sure how to do the stars but, this is definitely 5 stars plus
I love these flakies! I had to order more!❤️
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