Double post day! 😀
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 thought I would show you some Sorbet polishes today after the swatches from yesterday.
Sorbet – Chic me baby
Well well. Just look at this. If you are looking for a brown to stamp with I think you have a winner here. For such a dark colour it shows up on the black really well. It looks great on the white. The image also transfers really well so this gets a definite yes from me.
Sorbet – Deep sea
I was initially a little surprised with this one but then I remembered it was much more sheer than the rest when I swatched it. The image transfers well but the colour just doesn’t show up well on the black at all and just barely on the white.
Sorbet – Mint me
This mint is just too light to really show up on the white. It it visible on the black but doesn’t hold it’s mint colour very well. I had so hoped this would be a winner but unless you’re looking for very subtle stamping this is probably not the one.
Sorbet – Red light
Now we are talking. This red stamps like a pro. It doesn’t show up super well on the black but that is to be expected. On the white though it’s just great! Definitely the winner for me today.
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.
You might notice the featured image is different on this post. I will be using a collage of the 4 polishes as an image instead of the standard one I have been using all along. I will also be changing the previous ones but this might take a bit of time. I hope this will make it easier to get an idea of which polishes are used for that post and will also serve as a little preview. If you would rather I go back to the old images please let me know. Or if you think this is better let me know too.
Thanks for reading,