Time for another Tuesday Stamping post. I am definitely starting to get back on track but at the moment these posts are still taking a back seat. So another week or so and I will be back to normal. Phew……
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.
It’s probably no surprise that I am using the 4 Catrice polishes I showed you the other day.
Catrice – Cosmic pink
This one stamps pretty well but on the white it looks a bit dull and washed out colour wise. On the black though it looks gorgeous. The shimmer really pops.
Catrice – Interstellar
Just like Cosmic pink, it stamps ok and looks good on the black but loses a bit of the great colour. Nice but not great.
Catrice – Stargazer
So far, this one is one of the better ones. It stamps well but looks much better on the black. It isn’t too bad on the white but it’s definitely not great. Love it on the black though.
Catrice – HoloGREYphic
Ok, if you read the post when I swatched these you will know this one did not blow me away as a topper. This has definitely made me like it a lot more. As expected it didn’t really show up on the white but if you look closely you can see it’s there. What you can’t tell is that at just the right angle it gives you the shimmery effect. On the black you can see this much better. Not only is it shimmery it also has a bit of a duochrome feel to it. I don’t really like this polish much as a topper but after this I think it will look amazing on black as a topper. I also think that if you used this for stamping it could create a subtle colour change or a great backdrop for double stamping. I think the possibilities are huge!
What do you think? I like them all on the black and HoloGREYphic really impressed me. I actually have a ton of ideas of things to try with it. Which is your favourite? 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,