Yup, it’s time to get back to some stamping tests.
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.
It’s time to get back to some Tuesday stamping but I will still be sticking to my every 2 weeks schedule. Hopefully in the new year I will get back to weekly 🙂 For today I chose 4 polishes that I showed you recently. These are local polishes but I had a feeling about them so I thought I would give them a try.
JT One – #Fashionfun
This might be one of my favourite shades of this collection and I thought it might do ok with stamping. It shows up on the black but not as green / turquoisy. On the white it shows up quite nicely. The colour is beautiful but maybe a bit light. The contrast is really pretty though. It stamps decently so I am impressed.
JT One – #Happygirl
This colour shows up quite well on the black as well as the white. On my ring finger the image seems a bit smudged but on the other nails the images are quite clean so I suspect it might’ve been user error. So I am going to say this one did quite well and I am interested to see how this might look over a light blue, pink or purple.
JT One – #Justsaying
I fell in love with how this looks on the white. It made the orange pop and it looks great. It does show up on the black but it also loses some of it’s colour. Otherwise it stamps pretty well.
JT One – #Yolo
This blue doesn’t really show up on the black very well but it’s pretty decent on the white. It is light and I am not sure if it will really show up on another shade. It also stamps quite well.
What do you think? I really really liked how #Justsaying turned out but I think #Fashionfun did quite well too. #Happygirl isn’t too bad either. 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,