Time for some more stamping. Let’s get cracking.
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 grabbed a few polishes for today and I ended choosing all the purple shades. So today is all about the purple.
Essence – Midnight sky
This polish leans more blue in most light but stamped, in any light, it’s very purple. This polish is so opaque it looks amazing on the white. On the black it is harder to see but the shimmer does show up. I think on a darker colour – not as dark as black – it will look amazing. Stamping wise, it does quite well. I am not sure why my ring finger is so smudgy but I hope it is the plate or me and not the polish. All the other nails did well.
I was partly surprised by this one. I didn’t expect it to show up on the black as well as it did and I thought it would be ok on the white. It’s visible on the white but very washed out and not the best. On the black however it is stunning. It shows up beautifully and has a really strong metallicy / shimmery finish. I like this on the black quite a bit.
ILNP – Walking home
I was unsure about this one. My gut says holo will stamp well but this has much more glittery particles so I wasn’t sure. I wish this photo did the holo more justice. This shows up quite well on the black. It isn’t super purple but has a purple tone and holo. On the white the colour is very washed out and the glitter particles are more obvious. I definitely prefer it on the black. It also stamps pretty well, probably the best so far as far as crisp lines go.
OPI – Do you have this colour in stock-holm
This was also a surprise. I expected this one to do quite well but it is super washed out on the white and it’s a bit too dark to show up on the black. It stamps ok but I wouldn’t bother trying to make this work to be honest.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I think Walking home is my favourite but Midnight sky is definitely the opacity winner! . 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,