The product of the day is this awesome stamping plate from Ya Qin An. I’ve grown to love and trust products from Ya Qin An, although I wasn’t a fan of the quality of one of their first Qgirl series plates. Qgirl-046 is a completely different plate, and it does not disappoint!
Square packaging for a circular plate. The upper left hand corner has a hole punched in it in case you want to attach this to a key ring or binder.
First of all, the packaging has been significantly upgraded. It is clearly marked as a Ya Qin An product, and the plate is mounted on a piece of cardboard which fits into a cardboard sleeve for extra protection during shipping.
Notice that there is blue film covering the surface of the plate to protect it from scratches during shipment. You must remove this layer before using it.
The back of the package illustrates how to use the plate. Everything is written in Chinese, but you probably will know what to do with the plate without even having to look at this.
To prevent the plate from slipping out from the sleeve, they also secured it with a label that wraps from front to back with a warning that the edges of the plate are sharp and to use caution. I don’t find the plate to be any sharper than my other circular plates, but it is always good to be careful when handling it just in case. There is paper on the back of the plate to help cut down on mishaps, and it also helps to keep the plate from slipping too much during use.
The back of Qgirl-046 is still the same as the other plates from Qgirl.
Fans of geometric patterns will love this plate. It is covered in lines, checkerboard print, and a few different sized flowers just waiting for some reverse stamping.
Qgirl-046 plate in detail.
The etching is done much deeper than it was in the past, so you won’t have a problem picking up any of the patterns.
The size of the plate is the same as other circular plates by Konad, Bundle Monster, and Born Pretty Store, so it will fit in any holders you may already have.
What I love the most about this plate are the large sections running along the top and right side. Not only can the stripes be multi-functional in the sense that you can stamp plain lines horizontally or vertically across your nails, but these areas will accommodate most nail sizes provided that your stamper is big enough.
Fun with line placement.
As mentioned before, the flowers are great for doing some reverse stamping. Simply stamp your image and fill in the petals with the color of your choice before stamping the image onto your nail.
I wanted my flowers to be sparkly, so I colored them in with a glitter top coat and a purple shade prior to stamping.
The results are quite beautiful.
The checkerboard print was great inspiration for a set of chess themed nails.
The chess pieces are hand painted, but the checkerboard print comes from Qgirl-046.
I do have to warn you that using squishy stamper heads makes getting a precise pattern hard because of the distortion that can happen when you push down too hard, either when transferring the image from the plate or to your nails. Try to use the same amount of pressure over each nail, or use a firmer stamper, and you won’t have a problem.
Also when stamping lines, be sure to roll your stamper across your nails consistently from one side of your nail to the other side or else your lines will not transfer correctly.
I encourage you to experiment with this plate because I’ll definitely be coming back to use it more in the future!
Diamond rating: ♦♦♦♦♦ (5/5)
If you are interested in purchasing this stamping plate (retail price is $2.99 USD), the link for the item is shown below. Using code RSSPX31 will get you 10% off the regular priced items your order, and Born Pretty Store offers free worldwide shipping. Happy polishing!