Today is a mix n match of colours. I decided to play with some of the Sinful Colors – Mod in bloom collection pastels so let’s see how it goes.
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.
Sinful Colors – Baby blues
This one shows up ok on the black and barely there on the white but they do stamp beautifully. It’s just unfortunately that the colour is a bit light so it doesn’t have much of a contrast. Even though it is visible on the black, the colour isn’t super clear. Pity because the stamping is good.
Sinful Colors – Daisy daze
This one probably surprised me the most. It barely shows up on the white – but I promise it is there – and shows up ok on the black. For a yellow – especially a pale, pastel yellow – this is pretty good. Above all that, this polish stamps super well. If only it were a little more opaque or pigmented. Not bad going though for a super light pastel yellow thigh right?
Sinful Colors – Nice stems
Gosh this is such a pretty colour. It shows up well on the black and decently on the white. It does show up more on the white than it appears in the photo. It also stamps really well. I would’ve like it to be a bit more opaque but it isn’t bad at all.
Sinful Colors – Violets are blue
Violets are blue has quite a shimmer and of course this is much more visible than the actual colour. Especially on the black. It shows up on the black and ok on the white. Stamps beautifully.
All of these are very light colours so even though they stamp well they are not very opaque. That being said, I am intrigued to know how they would look and work on other lighter pastel colours or slightly darker. For example, Nice stems on a different shade of green or blue etc. They stamp so well it is definitely worth a shot IF you din’t have another colour to use that worked well.
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,