Time for some stamping action.
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 don’t usually like to do Tuesday Stamping polishes with new collections that I haven’t swatched yet. Yesterday I mentioned that I have a ton of new polishes to swatch and show you and these are some of them. They will be swatched for you tomorrow but I had to take this opportunity to test them for some stamping too. So today I am showing you 4 of the Essence Brushed metals polishes.
Essence – Steel the show
I’m sure we all have a ton of silver polishes that stamps well but I am always on the look for more. This silver does a fabulous job. It shows up beautifully on the black and even looks amazing on the white. Often silver gets washed out by the white but here it looks pretty good. It also stamps really well. Two thumbs up from me.
Essence – It’s my party
Needless to say this was the first one I grabbed. This beautiful metallic pink does a great job with stamping. It shows up really well on the white and looks great on the black. It looks a bit more ‘particle’ like on the black. Like you can see it’s made up of little bits but in real life it’s barely noticeable and all you see is pink. It stamps really well with clean crisp edges. Another winner.
Essence – I’m cool with it
This is a duochrome ish shade and so it turns more grey with hints of the blue on the white. On the black it really shines. It does show up on both but I think this is more suited for darker shades unless you want the grey / blue shift. It stamps pretty well too. Another winner? Yup!
Essence – I’m cool with it.
This is one of the lightest shades I have. This is like a nude / champagne metallic. It is not very visible on the white because it is such a light shade but I was surprised bow how much did show up. This will make for fabulous subtle stamping on the lighter shade because it holds it’s colour and its shiny! It shows up really well on the black too but looks a hint more silver. Still does a great job. I think this one will do well depending on the base you stamp it on.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I think they all did really well but It’s my party is definitely a favourite. Mostly because it is pink though 😉 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,