31!! I can’t believe this is the 31st post. I suppose it is inevitable but I guess I expected it to have fizzled out by now 😛 I am feeling quite proud to be at 31 already. Here’s to bunch more.
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.
**NOTE** I got a new stamper just before I stamped these and it is quite a learning curve. The stamping isn’t always so straight and it is a little patchy at times as I am learning to use the new stamper. I realised afterwards that I should’ve stuck with the old stamper and not used this as practice but too late 🙂
Tip Top – 18 carat bling fling
Can I just take a moment again to say how beautiful this polish is? I love the ‘burnt gold’ look of this. As you can see it shows up beautifully on the black and the white. It also stamps well and I suspect it would stamp perfectly once I got the hang of my stamper (or use the old one) I have something planned to use this polish so keep an eye out for future stamping.
Tip Top – B’dazzled blue
I still don’t get where the ‘blue’ in the name of this polish comes from but it doesn’t make it any less beautiful. It shows up really well on the white and the metallic really shows up on the black even though it is dark. It stamps well but appears to have a few patches it didn’t pick up (especially noticeable on the white) but I suspect it might be the new stamper. Considering how well it stamps in other spots I am inclined to think it will stamp well.
Tip Top – Grecian urn
Oh man how gorgeous is this polish. If you read this post you might remember me talking about the colour shift? Well here it is so evident, not just in the bottle but in the difference on my nails as well. You can see on the white it leans more gold toned but on the black it leans more pink. It’z beautiful. Anyway, you can see it shows up beautifully on the white and the black. Stamps really well too. I really like the colour shift of this one and think it will make for interesting stamping.
Tip Top – Quirky quicksilver
So I bumped the living daylights out of my ring finger here :/ It shows up beautifully on the white and the black and stamps well too. My index feels a little ‘grainy’ but I think that is my technique and not the polish. Definitely one I will try again even though the colour is a bit neural. So if I wanted this colour I would definitely use it.
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,