Hey hello hi,
Time for some 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 had 2 green polishes standing on my desk and I thought it would be a great time to test some (darker) green polishes. So here we are.
Color Club – Rule breaker
I haven’t used this polish before so I had no idea what to expect but I was hopeful judging by how it looked in the bottle. It didn’t disappoint. It shows up beautifully on the white and even better on the black. The polish has a metallicy shimmer so this part shines on the black. It’s beautiful. I am starting to suspect that the image I use on my ring finger just isn’t as crisp anymore. I have no idea why that image is almost never clear but I am hoping the other images shows off enough.
Essence – We rock the green
This one shows up on the white but isn’t as green as the polish looks alone. On the black however the shimmer really comes to life. It’s less green but the shimmer is beautiful. Not bad.
Sally Hansen – Emerald city
I wasn’t expecting much here. Even though this is a dark polish, it has more of jelly finish. I was surprised that it actually showed up on the white. I really like how the shimmer shows up on the black but it is very subtle as the green is quite dark. This will work beautifully on other greens and for subtle shimmer stamping.
Sinful Colors – Show me the way
This polish has been on my shelf so long I have forgotten I have it. I don’t recall ever using it but it’s not impossible that I have. I didn’t know what to expect. It shows up on the white but didn’t blow me away. The shimmer shows up on the black but again, nothing amazing. I think We Rock the Green does a better job shimmer wise.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I think Rule Breaker and We Rock the Green performed the best 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,