Finally back on schedule again. I hope you are still interested in these posts 😉 I know it has helped me quite a bit. I did mention it the other day but if you want quick access to the swatches I have included a tab at the top called ‘Swatches”. I will be putting all my swatches in there in time but for now I have included ‘Stamping swatches”. You can find it sorted by brand. I have also limited it to 20 per page so it doesn’t take too long to load. If you just want to see a list, on the “Stamping Swatches” page you will find a link to just the list. I hope this helps 🙂
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 – For Audrey
For Audrey stamps really well. I can see a tiny bit of smudging on my pinky but that is all me. I actually think I am going to swap the images around between pinky and index. Anyway, for audrey stamps well and shows up really well on the black and the white. It’s a little muted on the white but I think on any pastel colour it would look really good. Definitely a good vote from me.
Sinful Colors – Easy going
I didn’t expect much from Easy going so getting the results I did was a bit of a surprise. As you can tell it barely shows up on the white. It is just way too light. It does show up decently on the black but it didn’t stamp very crisp. I have a suspicion this might be a polish that will work on some images and not on others. For me, this is also so close to white that I am not sure if I would need to stamp with it. That being said, it is still one of my favourite polishes in general 😉
Tip Top – Beach babe
Beach babe stamps really well but it doesn’t show up super well on the black and is quite light compared to the white. I do think it would look good over a blue or possibly other colours. The images came out nice and crisp. I do suspect there might be other blues that stamp well but if this is one you have then it is definitely worth trying.
Zoya – Neely
Well look at that. Neely is a very light pastel green and I am pleasantly surprised by how it stamps. It stamped really well transferring crisp and clear images. (Once again the pinky image and I aren’t great friends. Might swap with the index image). It is really light on the white but considering how light the polish is I am not surprised. It does show up to some degree and again, stamps really well. I am looking forward to trying this on other colours, possibly even a light pink.
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,