It’s a beautiful day to test some polishes for stamping!
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.
Some of the polishes today were requests so I filled up the open spots with more of the Essence range update polishes.
Essence – Royal blue
This doesn’t show up too well on the black because it is quite a dar colour. On my index you can kinda see the stamped image. It does show up well on the white but the image seems to be a big smudgy. I suspect it might be me and or the stamping plate so I am going to say this one is OK. I have other blues that stamp much better.
Essence – Pretty cool life
This one doesn’t look too bad does it? I like how it looks on the white and I like how it looks on the black. Image stamps pretty decent. I actually would love to try this on a soft lilac or a light spring green. Oh, maybe China Glaze – L8RG8R.
Essence – Jeans on!
I really like how this looks on the black and it shows up really well on the white too. It stamps pretty well. Do we have a total winner?
Essence – Gossip girl
Surprisingly, I think this one looks better on the black than on the white. I really like how well it shows up on the black and it does also show up on the white. It feels lie the images on the white isn’t very clear and looks a bit more smudgy but considering I feel that way about all the polishes today I am thinking it might be a combination of me and the plate. This one does’t fare badly at all.
What do you think? My favourite is Jeans on! and Gossip girl a close second. Although pretty cool life does look good too. 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,