Back to regular scheduling, at least for the next 15 weeks 😉
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.
Four random polishes chosen by me.
Essence – I’m bluetiful
I can’t say I am surprised with this one. I didn’t expect it would stamp very well and it definitely didn’t. I think the biggest problem here is the polish isn’t very opaque and it has the glitter in it. On the black you can see a lot more of the glitter actually but it isn’t really in any particular pattern. I’m going to have to call this one a miss. (Which I was starting to think was never going to happen 😉 )
Revlon – Bubblegum
And another miss. Even though the colour of Bubblegum shows up well it doesn’t stamp well. I didn’t have much of a problem picking it up with my stamper but it it didn’t transfer well at all. Patchy, missing pieces and smudgy. I am quite surprised this one didn’t stamp well as it is quite an opaque creme. If anyone else has stamped with it with some success please let me know.
Wet n Wild – Lavender Creme
Finally we have some results. Even if only partially. It does show up on the black but not very well at all. Great on the white though. This stamped beautifully. Nice clean crisp lines and whole images. I am looking forward to trying more Wet n Wild polishes as this was a pleasant surprise.
Essence – Crazy Fancy Love
Another winner. Crazy Fancy Love stamped really well over both the white and the black. Very nice clean lines and whole images. The little bit of smudging on my pinky is all me. I suspected this one might give some results but I am surprised by how much I like it. I also think the duochrome of the polish is a little more evident in stamping than it is on it’s own. Which might be a plus for some. You can see this on my index where the very left of the stamping looks more pink and the very right looks more gold.
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,