Stamping Plate Review: JQL-01

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It’s been a while since I reviewed any stamping plates, but I was sent the JQL-01 stamping plate by LadyQueen.com. A large portion of my nail art involves stamping, so I really like to try out new tools. Check out my full review and some stamped manicures below!

JQL-01 is a rectangular stamping plate consisting of 14 full nail images and 7 partial designs. The plate itself is a pretty standard size (12cm x 6cm) and the full nail images are 1.3cm x 2cm. Large enough. The images on this plate are largely geometric in theme (my favorite kind!)

Stamping plate JQL-01 from LadyQueen.com
Stamping plate JQL-01 from LadyQueen.com

The plate comes covered in the standard blue protective sheet that will need to be removed before use. Unfortunately, the plate does not have a backing and the edges are on the sharp side. I recommend using something like washi tape around the edge of the plate to make it safer to handle.

The images feel well-etched to the touch and all of them picked up and stamped cleanly, none of them gave me any trouble at all and I really loved the variety here. To show off the versatility of this plate, I did several different manicures:

Spring camo featuring Color Club - Age of Aquarius and Sally Hansen - Coral Reef
Spring camo featuring Color Club – Age of Aquarius and Sally Hansen – Coral Reef

For this manicure, I painted my nails in two coats of Sally Hansen – White On and gave it a few minutes to dry. I really loved the splotchy image on the top right of the plate and though it would make a great camo pattern, so I stamped over my white nails first with Color Club – Age of Aquarius and then Sally Hansen – Coral Reef. Neither of these polishes are very good for stamping, but I actually wanted to use something that would be a bit sheer so that where the images overlap, it would create another color and give it more of a camo look. I topped it off with a coat of Seche Vite.

Spring camo featuring Color Club - Age of Aquarius and Sally Hansen - Coral Reef
Spring camo featuring Color Club – Age of Aquarius and Sally Hansen – Coral Reef
Stamped gradient featuring Color Club neon polishes
Stamped gradient featuring Color Club neon polishes

For this design, I started out, once again, with a white base. These neons are generally fairly opaque, but since I was sponging them on, I used the white to help them pop, even with sheer layers. I used a non-latex sponge and created a gradient using Color Club – Peace Out Purple, Psychadelic Scene and Warhol. Sadly, I was unable to truly capture the neon quality of these polishes, but rest assured, they are brilliant and eye-searing in person (I’ll probably be doing a write up about them in a couple of weeks, so check back!) I gave my gradient a couple of minutes to dry and then stamped on top with Funky Fingers – Gesso. I top-coated with Seche Vite to seal in the design and give the gradient a bit more blending.

Stamped gradient featuring Color Club neon polishes
Stamped gradient featuring Color Club neon polishes

For my last manicure, I wanted to do some advanced stamping and I chose the vertical chevron image. I created the decals before starting the rest of the manicure and picked the image up in black on my stampers. I filled in the chevron negative space with Ulta – Holiday in Turqs & Caicos (wowzo, this was an untried and it is flipping amazing – but it did cause a bit of staining), Nicole by OPI – Pretty in Plum and Essie – Good as Gold. I topped the decals with a thin coat of Seche Vite and set them aside to dry.

Advanced stamping featuring Ulta - Holiday in Turqs & Caicos and NOPI Pretty in PLum
Advanced stamping featuring Ulta – Holiday in Turqs & Caicos and NOPI Pretty in Plum

I painted my pointer and middle finger with two coats of Holiday in Turqs and Caicos, then using Good as Gold and Pretty in Plum I created a random polka-dot pattern with a medium dotting tool. I placed a new coat of Seche Vite on my decals (while still on the stamper) and waited about 30 seconds to that the top was still a bit tacky and then using the stamper, placed them down on my nail. After a bit of cleanup, I topped all of my nails with Seche Vite. It looked pretty good, but I really love how metallics look when matted, so I added on some NYC – Matte Me Crazy and I am head over heels for this mani!

Advanced stamping featuring Ulta - Holiday in Turqs & Caicos and NOPI Pretty in PLum
Advanced stamping featuring Ulta – Holiday in Turqs & Caicos and NOPI Pretty in Plum
Advanced stamping featuring Ulta - Holiday in Turqs & Caicos and NOPI Pretty in PLum
Advanced stamping featuring Ulta – Holiday in Turqs & Caicos and NOPI Pretty in Plum

I really like this plate! All of the images picked up neatly and I like the assortment included. My favorite is the vertical chevron, but it is one of those plates where I can envision uses for almost all of the images.

This stamping plate is available at LadyQueen.com (#NA0427) or click here to be taken directly to the item listing! While you are there, check out the Lady Queen selection of nail art! Use my code KSSS15 for 15% off regular-priced items!

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Which design is your favorite, let me know in the comments below!

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Megan
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This looks like it has an amazing variety of images on it! And oh my goodness..your stamping is absolutely wonderful! I need some of your skills!

Blingfinger
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This plate looks great, I love all of your stamping!

Tracey
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Love a of these mani’s and what a great plate of images x

Tiffany - PolishandPaws
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These manis are fantastic! I really love the last one though!

Michelle
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All cute, but the last one is my favorite! Love the colors and your decals are perfect. 🙂

Lacquerexpression
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Great plate and mani’s. The camo mani is genius!

Jessica
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This p,ate has some really cool images, I love the little heart arrows! All if your looks are gorgeous as always!

The Jedi Wife
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AHHH!!!! I LOVE your last matte look so much! It’s gorgeous!

Nadia
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I love the vertical chevron mani! It’s so gorgeous!

Naked Without Polish
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Girl…these manicures are everything!!

Melissa
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I love when things are double stamped. Great manis.

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I’m so in love with all your manis! I definitely need to check these out for myself.

Shawna
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That stamped gradient is everything!!! Love it!

Anita@stylethosenails
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you created such beautiful nail designs with this plate. It really looks great.

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