I hope you a re all having a great week so far! It’s only Tuesday but it feels like Thursday. I suppose it is more wishful thinking than anything else 😉 Anyway, onwards we go.
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.
China Glaze – That’s shore bright
I struggled with this one. You can see there was a bit of smudging and lots of shadow stamping. It does show up beautifully on both the black and the white but I think I have a theory. Usually when I stamp I work pretty fast because I know that the polish dries rather quickly. When I stamped with this one it felt almost too wet. Which caused it to slip a little on the middle nail. I wish I had realised this sooner so that I could’ve tested the theory on some of the nails. Do you want me to try this again but slower? If so I will and include it in next weeks post? Let me know.
Sinful Colors – Beau Khaki
This one stamped beautifully – not surprisingly – and shows up well on both the black and the white. The smudging on my middle nail is totally me. I seemed to have had a bad stamping day. This one definitely goes on my stamping polish pile.
Essence – Upper green side
Are you surprised? 😀 Upper green side looks really good on the black and the white and also stamped super well. I do prefer it in the thinner lines of my ring and index patterns but it also did well on the bigger ones. As a side note, can you see the gorgeous shimmer in the bottle? It is so subtle on the nail but shows off beautifully here in the bottle. 🙂
Sinful Colors – Kaki
This one faired really well but I am a little meh about it. I can’t really find much fault with it as it stamped well and shows up on the black and the white. Perhaps if I didn’t do it with the two ‘greens’ above I would’ve felt differently but it still stamped really well. I haven’t swatched this one yet but it is definitely different to Beau Khaki.
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,