I hope this Tuesday treats you well. The day has started off really beautiful and I hope the weather holds!
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.
Juanita asked me about Tip Top – As the beat grows so I thought I would use 4 of the Tip Top neons for todays post, including as the beat grows on.
Tip Top – As the beat grows on
Even though this polish actually stamps really well, it is way too sheer and light to really show up much. You can see it on the white but it’s light. I don’t know if this will work well for anything besides very subtle stamping.
Tip Top – Walking on sunshine
This one fares a little better. It still doesn’t really show much on the black but it does look much better on the white. It is still light though but possibly more workable. Again, the images transfer really well.
Tip Top – Grape dance
This is even better. It looks good on the white, barely there on the black. It is still very sheer though so I am not sure how it will fair on other colours but I can imagine this will look really well on a pastel lilac or lavender shade. Image transfers well as well.
Tip Top – Cyan can-can
This is the business. It doesn’t really show up much on the black but it is more visible than any of the others. Just look at it on the white though. It’s a gem. This is such a beautiful blue and a bonus that it stamps so well. This is definitely my pick of these 4.
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,