Before I even start I need to apologise. I was short on time so was rushing when I did the stamping. I’m embarrassed to say the stamping is a little shoddy but I will mention that as I go.
f 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.
Catrice – Pimp my shrimp
Right off the bat you can see it doesn’t really show up very well on the black. It’s there, but not very well. It isn’t too bad on the white. It stamps fairly well but not great. It also seems to do better on the thinner lines on my ring finger than the bigger lines on my middle. As you can see, the middle finger has some shadowing, but that is all me.
Sinful Colors – Hey, You
Well now, Hey, you! Isn’t that gorgeous? I almost feel like I don’t have to say anything. I am pretty sure the picture speaks for itself. Stamps perfectly and shows up fairly decently on the black and beautifully on the white. I am a little surprised but very happy about this one. Definitely a favourite.
Tip Top – Purple bow peep
I really love how this purple looks over the black. It stamps really really really well and any shadowing and smudging is totally me (note to self: Give yourself more time!) Really great stamping here and shows up great on black and perfectly on the white. I can just tell this is going to be a favourite.
China Glaze – Devotion
I almost feel like this one is cheating. I knew it was a good stamper and was hesitant to use it. How can you compare normal polish to this perfect-for-stamping better-than-stamping-polish polish. But at the end of the day it is just a normal polish and it stamps perfectly. I have a few of these so I will sneak them in every now and then 😉 So, absolute perfection. Shows up so beautifully on the black and the white and stamps perfectly. 🙂
What do you think of these? The polishes and the stamping. 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,