I hope you are having a good week. I know it’s only Tuesday but I have been spoilt by all the public holidays. 😉
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.
When I showed you the Essence – Vintage district polishes I knew I wanted to test them for their stamping abilities. I of course only had 3 of the 4 so Thea from Madness Nails was kind enough to test the 4th one for us. So here goes.
Essence – Get arty
Get arty stamps like a champ. It shows up really well on the black and the white and stamps well with both the thinner lined images and the bigger / thicker lined images. I did mess it up quite badly on my index and I was worried that I was going to have a bad stamping day. All in all, Get arty was a win for me.
Essence – Shopping @ Portobello road
Isn’t that a beautiful colour? This one stamps really well. It doesn’t stand out on the black but it is still visible so that is good sign for me (especially with a darker colour) and it is gorgeous over the white. Stamps well with both the thin line and thicker images. Another win for Essence.
Essence – Vintage peach
Ok, so this doesn’t look as great as I expected it to but remember earlier I mentioned the bad stamping day? I suspect this is all me BUT I have to show what I get so here it is. It shows up really well on the white and a little meh on the black. No, it shows up I just think the colour looks a bit patchy and ‘muted’ over the black. It did stamp well in some areas and a little smudgy in others. Which is why I am wondering if it was me. See on my ring finger for example. On the middle to cuticle part the stamping looks crisp and clear but on the tip side it looks a bit smudged. So yeah, If I am ever in need of this shade to stamp with I will definitely give it another try.
Now onto the one I don’t have, kindly done by Thea
Essence – Antique pink
Hi guys! So I’m here today to give my 2 cents for M’s Essence Vintage District Nail Polish stamping swatch post (say that 3 times fast!). Antique Pink is a stunning classic dusty rose polish. I went into this stamping swatch with a very open mind as Essence has been surprising us lately with its great stamping capabilities! As you can see it showed stunningly on the white with both the thicker and thinner detailed lines so you know it will work well over any lighter polish. On the black it also worked but I won’t say spectacularly well. Not bad, don’t get me wrong, but it might just be under that line of “subtle”. I do love doing art over lighter bases though so in the end, I was quite pleased with the result! Plates used: Bundle Monster BM-419 and BM-322
There you have it, thanks so much T!
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,