Boy it’s been a while since you’ve seen one of these posts right? With the #31DC2015 challenge in September there was just no way I could fit in a Tuesday Stamping post as well. Let’s be real, these posts are a lot of work and even though I do love doing them, I just can’t always fit one in. So hopefully I will be able to stick to the usual weekly schedule but please forgive me if I miss a week here or there. Right, let’s get to it.
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.
Hean City Fashion #164
This blue shows up beautifully on the white but not so much on the black. Not surprisingly considering it is quite a dark shade. It also stamps quite well. The thinner lines do seem to do better than the bigger image although the edges are still crisp. I am however starting to worry about the stamping plate I am using but more on that later.
Hean City Fashion #178
This peach shows up really well on the white AND the black. beautifully so too. It stamps quite well and I think this colour makes stamping with it so versatile too.
Hean City Fashion #190
Another one that shows up really well on the white. You can vaguely see it on the black but not really that well. It does stamp pretty well though.
Hean City Fashion #168
Woah! This shows up beautifully on the white and the black. It’s definitely the winner on the black for me. It’s just such a beautiful colour too. It stamps pretty well and will definitely be one I use again in future.
Hean City Fashion #168 is definitely my favourite out of these 4. I just have to mention the plate. I am not sure if a stamping plate can ‘wear out’ but it does feel like this plate doesn’t stamp as perfectly as it used to. I have obviously used this plate MANY times over the last 77 Tuesdays. I am just not sure if I should stick to it and keep it in consideration when checking the stamping or if I should start to use another plate. My fear with the second option is that I will simply ‘wear out’ the other plate too eventually. Let me know what you think. Also let me know if you do still want to see these posts.
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.