It’s Tuesday which means stamping post. Can you believe we are already in double digits? I don’t know if this is helping anyone but sure is helping me and it a fun exercise. Don’t forget to let me know if you want to pick the 4 polishes.
If you have read any of these before I suggest you skip everything and just go straight to the photo’s. If you’re new to the blog or haven’t seen these yet then I suggest you go take a look at Tuesday Stamping #1. I explain most of it there but will I also give a brief run down in this post. So if you’ve read it, scroll over the first bit of text 😉
Basically, this is how I am going to do it. I am going to be stamping over black and white. White will be the lightest colour you ever wear and black the darkest. What better way to see how a polish works over dark and light colours. Now, obviously, not many will actually want to stamp OVER black but it will be a good way to find out if a polish will show up over dark colours. If it shows up on black you can be pretty certain it will show up over everything. That does mean that if it is noticeable but not very, it will probably work much better over say a purple or a blue. I will try to address this with each polish I show you as well.
I will also be using the same plate for all the stamping to make sure there will be continuity. I chose a stamp that had some images with thin lines, with bigger spaces, with some detail etc. That way you can see if a polish will stamp crisp lines when they are thin or if it will smudge when the image has bigger spaces. I decided to go with Pueen11. I will be using the 4 full nail images on this plate.
I will show you 4 of my ordinary polishes with every post. If you want to see more or less per post please let me know. I will use 4 random polishes each time until I have worked through all the polishes I have (excluding glitters of course) and I will show you everything, whether it stamped well or not. I will also be showing you my first attempts at all of them. Sometimes it happens that you move the stamper a little bit when you stamp onto the nail. Or you waited just a second too long and the whole image doesn’t transfer. Or you press too hard and get the shadow stamping. Usually if this happens I would remove it and stamp again. It also happens that a polish looks so promising and after you’ve stamped you think, ah this could look better if I tried it once or twice more. I will not be doing any of that. What I stamp first try is what you get. I just feel that you can get a better result if you keep trying but the mark of a good stamping polish is how well it works straight off the bat.
The polishes for today were picked by MamaZombie Mumbles.
Tip Top – Red Rendezvous
Even though this one stamped fairly well in terms of colour transfer it just felt a little messy to me. It seemed prone to smudging (look at the tip on ring finger) and had the weirdest gaps and patches (like on middle finger). All of that could’ve been me though so I will not judge it too harshly on that. It transferred really well and on occasion stamped crisp and clear. It didn’t show up as well as I would’ve liked over the black but it is visible. Great on the white though. I would try this one again.
Tip Top – Hot Wired
First things first, I have to address the colour. You can see from the bottle that this is almost a rusty, red, maroon colour. You can also see that from the stamping over the black. I have no idea why it looks purple over the white. Ok, it stamps really well and beside the weird colour shift I had no problems with this one at all. Again, it doesn’t show up as well on the black as I would like but it does show up which is already good. The smudge on my middle finger is all my fault. I would use this again because it was an easy and good stamper but not knowing what the colour will be might make me hesitate. Just me?
Tip Top – Pot -O- Berries
Overall pot-o-berries stamped really well but I had the same ‘messiness’ on my middle finger that I had with Red Rendezvous. I suspect even more so now that it is me. It really stamped well and even though it didn’t show up very much on the black. It shows up better than any of the others so far. Definitely one I would try again.
Tip Top – Purple Reign
Ding ding ding, we have a winner! How gorgeous is this? Purple Reign stamped like a charm and see how gorgeous it looks great over the black too? I really really loved this stamped. Another firm favourite on my ‘to stamp with’ list.
What do you think of these? Do you want to see any of them stamped over a specific colour? Do you have an idea for a stamped design you would like me to do? Do you have any suggestions for changes or additions you would prefer on these posts? I would love to hear from you. Or if you want to choose the next 4 polishes let me know.
Thanks for reading!