Time for some more stamping!
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 some random Sinful Colors polishes for today but you also get 5 polishes instead of 4 today. I am showing you a black and white together. Let me show you,
Sinful Colors – Wisp & Sinful Colors – Dark room.
On my index and pinky I stamped using Sinful Colors – Wisp (white) and on my ring and middle finger I stamped using Sinful Colors – Dark room (black). I think Wisp stamps pretty well and shows up pretty decently on the black. The white stays white. The black however falls a bit short for me. It seems to be less opaque and shows up with a more grey tone than black. It does stamp well it is just the colour that lacks.
Sinful Colors – Come Hither
This is such a beautiful pink I thought it would be super opaque and show up so well. It does show up well on the white but loses a lot of pink tone on the black. Even though it is visible it isn’t true to colour. It stamps ok.
Sinful Colors – Diamond in the raw
This is a really beautiful polish on it’s own but doesn’t fare too well in stamping. It shows up but it transfers more as little bits of shimmer / glitter as solid lines.
Sinful Colors – Too cool for pool
This one was a huge surprise of me. It barely shows up as blue on the white or the black and stamps a bit iffy but the pink shimmer certainly looks pretty on the black. This is not one I would recommend or try for stamping again but it is a gorgeous polish.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I think the only one that did well is Sinful Colors – Wisp and that alone is a surprise. I did not expect the white to be the stand out for me today. 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,