Phew….rough day! I took the husband back to the hospital at 4:30 this morning. I might be a bit quiet around here but don’t worry, posts are scheduled.
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 give the 4 new polishes I used in yesterdays post a go and see how they do.
China Glaze – Five rules
I was most looking forward to trying this one because I was so sure this would be a total winner. Unfortunately, I was wrong. It shows up on the black but not super well. It does show up on the white but it is such a light colour that it almost makes the white glow and it disappears. It stamps alright but only really on the thinner images.
China Glaze – Glow with the flow
Considering how this is pink and neon I couldn’t ask my camera to perform any better 😉 This pink doesn’t show up too well on the black. It shows up but not so much as pink. It does however show up pretty well on the white. It also stamps quite well. I am not sure if this will work well over a colour. It might only look fabulous over white but it will definitely look amazing over white. Remember this is a very bright neon pink.
China Glaze – Treble maker
This one showed up better on the black than any of the others. It still isn’t super green though. It also looks good on the white and stamps well but as with Glow with the flow, I am not sure if this will show up well on other colours.
China Glaze – Home sweet house music
This one was my favourite over the white. It really popped. Just like the others, not great on the black. It does stamp well though. I know I keep saying it but I am again not sure if this will show up on another colour besides white. Has anyone perhaps tried it?
No real winners on the black today but the neons definitely look good on the white. Home sweet house music might be a favourite though. 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.