Yay I am finally back with Tuesday Stamping!! I hope you guys missed these posts as much as I did.
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 on 4 random polishes again today. Most of these I used recently.
Color Club – Ultra violet
Have I mentioned how much I love this polish? Why yes I did. I just want to mention that if you read my post yesterday where I swatched this polish I mentioned that the blue shimmer didn’t pick up very well on the swatch. Here you can see that blue beautifully on the black. Ok back to stamping. Even though this polish stamps pretty will with clear lines and it shows up on the black and the white, I definitely prefer it on the black. It’s a little different and the shimmer really stands out. It doesn’t look bad on the white but I do have better purple polishes to stamp with.
Hean City Fashion #176
This is such a beautiful light lilac polish that I was really surprised by how well it shows up on the black. It does show up on the white as well but it is a light colour so it gets a bit washed out. Images stamped crisp and clear though so I think this is a great winner for subtle stamping.
OPI – DS Extravagance
There is just nothing I don’t love about this polish. It shows up great on the white and not too badly on the black. It stamps pretty well too and the holo bits just make this absolutely gorgeous.
OPI – Where did Suzi’s man-go?
Unintentionally, this one is the odd one out today. The others were all shades of purple and this one is more peachy orange. Either way, it still stamps really well. I was surprised again by how well it shows up on the black. Crisp images and looks great on the white and black.
I’m a little torn about a favourite today. Where did Suzi’s man-go? seems like a logical winner but I love how ultra violet looks on the black too. 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.
I have another question. I recently got some Mundo de Unas stamping polishes and of course we all know they stamp very well. Would you like me to do a few Tuesday Stamping posts with the ones I got? Or do I stick to the regular polishes as I have done? If you would like to see the MdU’s stamped I am more than happy to do them. Let me know?