It is the most frustrating thing when my scheduled posts don’t publish. So just a few hours late, here is Tuesday 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.
Today I have 4 polishes from the purple family to show you. Let’s see how they do…
Essence – Beautiful lies
This shows up well on the white but not so much on the black. It also looks like a very different shade once it’s stamped. I don’t think it stamped very crisp, especially the bigger image like on my ring finger. The middle finger image probably stamped the best.
Essie – DJ play that song
This is such a beautiful shade but oh gosh it just turned into a bit of a mess once stamped. It’s barely visible on the black and even though it shows up on the white, it doesn’t stamp well at all. It’s all just a bit…..messy.
Sally Hansen – Vibrant violet
I haven’t used this polish in the longest time but I was pretty certain it was more jelly finish. It is really quite sheer and I didn’t expect anything at all. Based on that, it probably didn’t do too badly. It’s not visible on the black at all. It is visible on the white but no clear, crisp stamping happening here.
Sinful Colors – Beverly Hills
This is the lightest of the bunch but didn’t do badly at all. It shows up on the black but loses some of it’s colour. It shows up on the white quite nicely and doesn’t stamp too badly. Especially considering the others in this post.
I don’t think any of them really do very well but Beautiful lies and Beverly Hills are probably the better two of the bunch. What do you think? 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,