Are you having a good week so far? Are you on holiday or still stuck at work?
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.
This will be the last Tuesday Stamping post for this year. I am going to take a short break after tomorrow. I will just be gone for a week and I will be back with Tuesday Stamping on 6 January 2015. Regular posts will return on 5 January 2015 (but I do have a post on 31 December with a review AND my new years nails)
Today is all about green (again)
Sinful Colors – Garden party
I haven’t even used this polish yet so I had no idea what to expect when it came to stamping. First time on the plate it looked a little sheer so I was a little nervous but it didn’t fare too badly at all. It shows up well on the white and is even visible on the black. The patchiness on my ring finger is completely me. I had one of my cat’s hair stuck to it :/
Sinful Colors – Last chance
This is another untried and also not the polish I am holding. I haven’t cleared my desk in ages and clearly I don’t work well in chaos. Last chance is a very very dark green in the bottle (almost like Deep sea baby coming up – Maybe a hair lighter). I also didn’t know what to expect and was surprised as well. it shows up really well on the white and not so much on the black (as expected for such a dark colour). It isn’t perfect but not too bad either.
Essence – Deep sea, baby
This is a very dark, blackened green. It has more of an olive green tone (whereas Last chance is more dark grass green). I wasn’t too surprised by this one. It shows up really well on the white and not so much on the black. It actually stamped pretty well.
Essence – Roller coaster
Admittedly I have tried this one before. I did a test run on my nail wheel for the Nail Anarchy girls (acidicice specifically if I remember correctly). This shows up beautifully on the white and the black. I think the shimmer in it really shines on the black. This might be my favourite of the bunch but I do think they all did fairly 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,