No news from our own plates. This is getting a long wait, sorry for that. While waiting for news, me and iso-K made a combined order to MagnoNails. We just had to get those XL plates! Iso-K had plates D,E and F, I went for plates B,C and D.
I was very curious whether the most intricate patterns will stamp or not, so I tried the trickiest ones on paper first.
And these are from plate D. I think the animal prints were not the easiest to stamp with, but they look really nice.
I love the french (and other) edges in the images, which make these more usable for long nail owners. At first sight the images were also great, but now after trying these I wish they has used more thought on image stampability. I mean, the images are still great, but these are not the plates to start your stamping hobby with as the images are not the easiest to stamp.
The images are a real polish hoarders, so you cannot use them by putting the stamping polish beside the image and scaping. You will have to put the polish directly on the image. I guess some of you do that anyway and that is not a change in workflow, but I have always done it in the other way.
Big plate size is also a disadvantage from my point of view. It is harder to clean and store these than the small plates. But overall, I do like these plates a lot. They have images that really suit my taste. I just wish I had ordered the flower plates (E&F) for myself too, they ended up being my favorite. I'd never expected that, but they are so well designed that they made an impression.
We did not realize there is an XL stamper available too, so these were stamped with regular Konad stamper. I really wish I had ordered the bigger stamper, since I really had problems stamping these (full nail way). My nails are a bit curvy and the Konad stamper is not big and squishy enough to cover them easily.
Here are my first manicures with these plates:
I have heard that MagnoNails would deliver to US (with special email request), but if you do not want to do that, these same plates are available also from Chez Delaney. They are a lot more expensive there though, at least if you are planning to order more than one plate.