I hope you had a lovely easter if you celebrate and if not had a lovely break. Long weekends are the best aren’t they?
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 – Harmony
This is another one I knew would stamp well and was part of the reasons why I bought it. Stamps perfectly and shows up perfectly on both the black and the white. Definitely a huge winner.
Essence – Once upon a time…
I wasn’t sure about this one when I started but it faired fairly well. It stamped really well and even though it showed up well on both the black and the white, I definitely prefer it over the black. The colour seems a bit washed out over the white (more so in the photo than in real life) but it still looks really nice. It definitely shines over the black. The missing spot on my pinky was my fault and not the polish.
Sinful Colors – Dancing nails
This is another one that really shines over the black. It stamps well (the oops on my pinky is completely my fault) and shows up well on the black and the white. Again, the colour seems a little less pigmented on the white but really shines on the black.
Sinful Colors – Pandora
Pandora doesn’t stamp too badly but it also isn’t great. On my ring and index it stamped nice and clear but on my index and pinky it seemed a little….grainy. It also shows up on the white but only fairly well on the black. Like I said, it stamps ok but I will probably not use it again.
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,