You’ve probably recently been hearing some rumblings around the polish community about acrylic stamping plates. As a self professed stamping addict I had to try some out for myself. So off to AliExpress I went to grab a few inexpensive plates.
All of these swatches are done using a Fab Ur Nails stamper. The first row is the image on the plate, second row is stamper pick up with Sinful Colors White on White, and last row is stamper pick up with Mundo de Unas White.
I felt like these plates were okay, but certainly not my first choice for a stamping plate. The cost of these were about $.99 cents each, I would be more inclined to spend a little more to get a Born Pretty plate.
They clearly don’t do well on fine detail with the standard polish. Most of the images picked up okay with the stamping polish, but it’s still not the quality you would see with most stamping plates. If you were looking for a low priced option to just learn the basics of stamping maybe they would be a good option, but they definitely wouldn’t keep an experienced stamper happy for long.
There are a few name brands that are starting to release acrylic plates (CICI & SISI) which would likely be a better quality, I will probably pick one of those up soon to give it a try.
Have you tried acrylic stamping plates or do you think you might at some point?
Edited to add: I also found these hard to clean after use. I felt like there was still a thin layer of polish left, regardless of using straight acetone or polish remover. It seems this could be a problem over time if it built up in the etched lines.
Until next time, stay polished!