I hope this Tuesday is treating you well. One perk about posting later in the day is that I actually have more to say to you and I am not still busy waking up. Let me know if it affects you in any way. It’s such a beautifully sunny day today. Maybe summer has found us after all. Now to see how long it sticks around.
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.
Today I have 4 Tip Top polishes for you as requested by Juanita. She didn’t specify specific colours but just 4 Tip Top polishes and I just took the first 4 I haven’t tested yet.
Tip Top – Blue meets green
I was a little surprised by this one. I always though Blue meets green was a really opaque polish but it wasn’t really. It stamps well but it doesn’t really show up well on either the white or the black. It’s visible on the white but looks quite washed out. Surprised.
Tip Top – Grape dance
Even though Grape dance is a beautiful colour it is in the collection with a bunch of jellies. So I am not completely surprised that it isn’t very opaque when it comes to stamping. Images transfer well but it isn’t really opaque enough to really show up. For subtle stamping it would be great though. (Possibly if you were going to double stamp?)
Tip Top – Sherbet angel
This is such a beautiful colour and even though it fared better it isn’t the best I have had yet. It stamps well but is a bit soft. It does show up better on the black than any of the others and definitely shows up on the white but I think if you really wanted the pinkish colour you would be limited with what you can use it on.
Tip Top – Solar flare
Now we are talking. Solar flare shows up decently on the black and really well on the white. It also stamps pretty well too. I don’t think it is ideal over the darker colours but it’s great for lighter colours. I can see this over a nude. Definitely the winner here today for me.
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,