Time for another stamping post. Just look at that number. The next post will be a 3 digit number! How crazy!
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 chose 4 random pink polishes this week. The hardest thing to do each week is choosing polishes. Let’s go…
Essie – Mod square
This one doesn’t show up well on the black. It’s visible on the white but it really didn’t impress me much at all. The stamping is very patchy and the lines aren’t very crisp. I wouldn’t bother with this one.
OPI – Kiss me I’m Brazilian
Now this is more like it. This does show up on the black to some degree and shows up really well on the white. The stamping is quite clear a well with crisp edges. It’s not perfect but it’s good.
Revlon – Enamor
This one doesn’t show up very well on the black but does perform well on the white. It stamps clear with crisp edges. Again, not perfect but compared to some, pretty good.
Sally Hansen – Pretty in hot pink
This one did not perform well. Yeah you can see the colour to some degree but the stamping is all patchy and smudged.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? None of these really blow me away but OPI – Kiss me I’m Brazilian did the best for me. Enamor isn’t too bad on the white either. 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,
I didn’t even know Brazilian could stamp *places checkmark in the Stamps column* and Enamor looks pretty as well. I really have to try some of my favorite normal polishes for stamping… but there’s just too little time in a day for that!
I just love it when I do these posts and I end up so surprised by some of the results. I feel you about the time though. That is exactly why I started these posts. It’s a drag to a) try something first, who’s got time for that and b) still remember it for next time!
Revlon Enamor did the best of the group.
I think Enamor did pretty well too.