It’s that time again. I will do a ‘my 5 favourites’ after Tuesday Stamping #15 and then every 15 after that. 🙂
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.
I randomly chose these 4 polishes.
Essence – Cafe Ole
I don’t want to sound like a broken record but another surprise from Essence. Stamps really well too. It loses a bit of it’s ‘nude’ colouring over the black but I think over a different colour it might just work. I actually have a plan to use this for stamping soon and then we can all find out. 😉
OPI – The color of Minnie
I’m a little torn with this one. It doesn’t show up very well on the black but it does show up beautifully on the white. On my middle finger you can see tons of shadow stamping happening. I almost want to say it was too wet when I stamped. It did stamp much better on my ring finger. I think I should’ve just waited a little longer before stamping 😉 So yes, great on the light colours, iffy on the dark.
Sinful Colors – Snow me white and Black on black
This is a two-fer. I usually use Essence stampy polishes when I stamp in white or black but I wanted to show you some alternatives. On my pinky and index I have Sinful Colors – Snow me white stamped over the black. It isn’t too bad at all. Stamps clear and crisp. On my middle and ring finger I have Sinful Colors – Black on black stamped over the white. Once again, good stamping. If you don’t have stampy polishes then these are the black and white I would recommend as alternatives.
Wet n Wild – Bite the bullet
I have been itching to try this one for a while now. It stamped really well. I am a little concerned about my pinky but I suspect it was user error. I also really like the colour of this and how it looks on both the black and the white. A favourite and I am sure you will see this one in practice soon as well 😉
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!