I am finally back with some Tuesday stamping! It’s definitely been a while so it seems about time but I am definitely not ready to be back every week. I can commit to every two weeks though and hopefully that will go up back to weekly. Are these posts still something you want to see?
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.
To see all the Tuesday Stamping posts you can use the Tuesday Stamping tag in the tag cloud or you can go to the Swatches tab in the top menu and look under Stamping swatches. These are sorted by brand, then name alphabetically.
I showed you the China Glaze – Lite Brites collection not too long ago so of course I’d like to show you all of those. I am starting with 4 today but I will alternate it will other brands so you won’t get tired of them 😉
China Glaze – I’ve got a blue attitude
This was quite an opaque polish when I swatched it so I wasn’t completely surprised that it stamped fairly well. It lost a bit of its beautiful colour on the white but shows up rather well on the black. I am picturing this on a lilac or even a light blue.
China Glaze – Let’s jam
This one was a firm favourite when I swatched it and it didn’t disappoint here. It looks great on the black with the shimmer really showing off. It loses some of it’s colour on the white but it’s still visible. It does stamp well though. This is another one that will look great on a purple but this time I think a darker purple.
China Glaze – Lime after lime
This one stamps decently but gets very lost on the white. It looks better on the black. It stamps fairly well but I am not sure if this is one I will use in future to stamp with unless I specifically needed this colour. (This is also where my nail saw it’s backside. Fortunately it was the last one I did and after this one my nails got chopped 🙁 )
China Glaze – What I like about blue
This is another firm favourite and just look at this stamped. It stamps really well and even though it is quite light on the white it really looks nice. What the photo doesn’t really show is how beautiful that shimmer is on the white. On the black however, all you really can see is the shimmer. It looks amazing! It isn’t as blue as the polish is but that shimmer! I would love to do some double stamping with this one under a bright colour.
What do you think? I think they all stamp decently. Let’s jam might be my favourite but What I like about blue on black is a real treat. 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,