The Ultimate Guide to Glass Paper
Want that Aurora-borealis-inspired yet heavenly look for your next nail art? Whether you want stained glass nails or encapsulated glass paper nails, using Glass Paper for your nail art application will make a huge difference! You can achieve glass nails that will make your nails look the belle of the ball! If you want to know how to use our Glass Paper, read on to find out more!
What is Glass Paper?
Glass Paper has a shimmering pattern of nail art designs that comes in a roll of thin, pre-cut sheets. This paper is thin and lightweight when used for encapsulation which gives a glass-like sophistication into your nails!
How to use Glass Paper?
You can unleash your creativity when using our shattered glass nail art paper! You may cut and mold our transparent reflective colored paper and add it to your nail art designs. Our Glass Papers are crafted to ensure you have perfect-looking glass nails. It’s thin and reflective, making them a must-have item for nail techs!
How to apply Glass Paper?
For you to achieve lustrous nails, encapsulation is the key. You can do it with any nail application, from gel to acrylic nails! There's no limit on how you can encapsulate your nails since our Glass Paper are so versatile!
If you're wondering how to do nail encapsulation, you can simply add a layer of clear over your design or a lighter colored lacquer, gel, or powder and more to seal in the Glass Paper. You can watch a live video on how to use our Glass Paper below!
The first step is to prep your nails before anything else! A good nail prep will set the base for your nail art designs and make our Glass Paper stick better and last longer.
Take a moment to visualize the size and shape of the Glass Paper you'll use to design your nails. After that, you can trim the paper to the correct size.
The next step would be to apply your base color. After that color is dried, add LB Foil Transfer Gel, iGel Gel Base Coat, iGel No Cleanse Top Coat, and Dip & Dap - 2 Base Coat to create a tacky layer for the glass paper to adhere to. If you're using gel products, cure for the appropriate time. If you're using the dip base, you can apply it right away. Apply the glass paper using the Rhinestone Picker Tool.
Remember, you can use them in any nail art design since it’s a flexible nail product that anyone can use! Take a moment to visualize the size and shape of the Glass Paper you'll use to design your nails. After that, you can trim the paper to the correct size.
After that, you can flash cure your nails with our LED Mini Lamp or LED Pro Mini Lamp and fully cure with our Hybrid PRO 2.0 Wireless Rechargeable UV/LED Lamps in rose gold, silver, and white. Another option you can use is our LED Pro Lamp in teal, and rose gold. You can also read our UV/LED nail lamp round-up guide here!
When finished, add your No Cleanse Gel Top Coat or Dip & Dap - 4 top Coat to give your nails a gorgeous no-wipe shine and durability! You now have beautiful glossy nails with our Glass Paper!
If you use our Dip & Dap Powder - DP01 Clear to cap the free edge of your nails and provide more coverage and thickness, we recommend sealing it with our iGel No Cleanse Top Coat or Dip & Dap - 4 Top Coat. It will make your nail art designs ultra-shiny and long-lasting! When finished, cure again, then voila! You now have beautiful glossy nails with our Glass Paper!
You should add Glass paper as part of your nail art kit and professional kit collections! If you’re looking for other glass nail ideas to inspire you, join our iGel Beauty online community. See you there!