I hope Tuesday treats you well. It’s been busy busy busy and a little crazy over here but that all adds to the excitement right?
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.
I decided to go with blue today, but not just normal blue. I chose 4 blues that are different, like duochrome or shimmery etc. Let me show you
Essence – Galactic glam
This was a little bit of a surprise to me. I wasn’t sure if the very glittery shimmery polish would do much with stamping but just look at that. The blue shows up well on the white but the shimmery glittery part shows up well on the black. Even though the blue shows up well on the white I actually think I prefer it over the black.
Revlon – Aquamarine
This is quite a light blue duochrome and even though it shows up great on the black, it is super light on the white. It does stamp well but I think it only really works on the black.
Revlon – Cobalt
This is another duochrome but a slightly darker blue than Aquamarine. It looks fantastic on the black. It does show up better on the white but it is still a little washed out.
Essence – Splash
Well hello there. This little duochrome gem is a champ for stamping. It looks fabulous on the black and the white. It stamps beautifully and even though the blue is a little lighter on the white, it looks fantastic on the black.
Splash is definitely the winner for me. Which one is your favourite? What do you think? 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,