It’s been a slow start to week hasn’t it? Did you have a blue Monday? It might just be because it is colder now but everything seems to be a bit slow. Or takes twice as long. Maybe it is just my laziness showing 😛
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.
These 4 polishes were chosen by Juanita. It’s always nice when someone else chooses.
Hean – #424
This one shows up decently on the white and the black but I kinda like it on the black more. The shimmer in the polish shows up beautifully even if the ‘red’ness doesn’t so much. It does stamp beautifully though!
Hean – #810
I LOVE this colour. It also shows up well on the white and the black but again, I really like it on the black. It isn’t super opaque on the black – some of the black shows through – but I like it. It also stamps really well with crisp clear images.
Nubar – Silver mist
Of course, this silver show up beautifully on the white and the black, more so on the black. It seemed to squish a little on my index which I am sure was me but otherwise it stamped quite well. Was it the best silver polish I had to stamp with? Maybe no, but it works well.
Nubar – Treaasure
This is such a gorgeous polish but didn’t do too well in the stamping department. Or actually, it doesn’t stamp too badly, it’s just not opaque enough. It shows up on the white as a very faded and washed out purple. On the black it is mostly the holo particles that show up. It still looks beautiful to me though so for subtle stamping or shimmery stamping this could really work.
I think they all did reasonably well but Hean – #810 might be slightly ahead of the others for me. I am biased because of the gorgeous colour 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.
Thanks for reading,