Time for this again. It feels like I just posted the last one yesterday. 😛
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.
Catrice – Captain Sparrow’s boat
I originally bought this polish just for the name. I love it. This stamps really well. It has a metallic -like finish so even though the colour isn’t super contrasting to the black, because it is metallic it shows up quite well. It also shows up quite decently on the white as well. Crisp, clean lines, sounds like a win to me.
Sinful Colors – Island Coral
This one stamps really well BUT the colour is very soft and muted. On the white it isn’t too bad but even though it shows up on the black it doesn’t seem like much colour. Does that make sense? It is very soft and pretty and stamps well. So I think if you use the right base colour, this could be a great polish to stamp with.
Tip Top – Orange you lovely
Such a bright orange and it stamps absolutely beautifully. It shows up perfectly on the white. On the black it is clearly visible but I am not in love with the appearance of the colour on the black. I think this stamped over almost any colour will show up. Just look at this beautiful lines. Perfect stamping with this one.
China Glaze – Electra magenta
Winner! I am a little surprised by just how well this pretty stamped. It is holo which doesn’t really show up in my lightbox but you can see some hint of it over the black. Please excite the missing spots at the tip of ring and middle fingers. This time I blame Leo (I was watching The Great Gatsby at the time) and it’s all me. This looks beautiful over the black and the white. It does show the holo to some degree, depending on the light. I think it’s slightly better on the dark than the light. Really love this.
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,