What images work for a stamping plate?
The best images for nail stamping are line drawings or silhouettes. These can be your own hand drawn or computer generated images or images you have found online. They need to be high resolution to work well. Have a look at this blog post for images that work and don't.
How can I find the right images for my plate?
Hand drawn images can be scanned and emailed to me. If you are searching online for images, here are some tips:
- Try using keywords like "silhouette", "clip art" or "line drawing" along with the thing you are searching for.
- In Google image search, select Search tools just under the search bar to look for larger images, black and white and even clip art or line drawings.
- Once you have found your image, be sure to check you can use it, or purchase if necessary.
- Avoid sending a screen shot! Instead, click on Visit page or View Image and send me the actual image.
How do I order a custom plate?
Ordering a custom stamping plate couldn't be easier! Start by contacting me with the online form to let me know you are interested and what type of images you want on your plate(s). Already have your images ready? Email them to me directly! Once I have approved your images you can purchase the required plates from my online shop or through Etsy.
What happens after I place an order?
After you have placed an order I will start designing your plate for you. Make sure you let me know what size you want your images to stamp. The average size is 1 cm in width and a proportional length but everyone is different! Once your plate design is ready I will email a proof for your approval. Feel free to make any changes needed at this stage. When the design is approved I will then etch the plate for you!
How long will it take to get my plate?
After your order has been placed the whole design and etching process usually takes 1 to 2 weeks. I ship from the UK so postage normally takes 1-2 days within the UK and up to 7 working days for the rest of the world. If you require tracked postage let me know!