Hey hi fabulous people!
Time to get our stamping on. My lesson for the day: Don’t assume auto publish will actually publish a post :/ (sorry for the delay)
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 have some brighter oranges to test today and you might be surprised by some results. Let’s have a look.
China Glaze – Red-y to rave
This is actually described as a ‘neon red’ but it is definitely a bright deep orange. It’s one of my favourites but I wasn’t sure how it would stamp. So I was surprised that it stamped so clearly but it doesn’t show up super well on the black. Better than I expected but not that great. On the white though it looks really nice. It is obviously much brighter in person. This might work on a peachy or nude base.
Morgan Taylor – Don’t worry, be brilliant
I was really impressed by this one. This is such a bright orange that didn’t show up well on camera – as usual with neons apparently. I love how this looked on the white even though it looks a bit washed out here on the photo. It also shows up well on the black. This is a goodie! (I only realised afterwards that my index is smudged to all hell….sorry)
Sally Hanses – Red rebel
This one was probably my biggest surprise. I know this polish is quite sheer so I didn’t expect anything from it. It doesn’t show up on the black but on the white it performs really well. It stamps crisp and clear and actually showed up well. It’s also nice and bright.
Tip Top – Salsa pop
This one is probably the most opaque of them all and shows up ok on the black. It really stands out on the white but on my ring finger the stamp looks a bit messy. This could be image related because the others are just fine. This is definitely one to try if you have it and need an orange to stamp.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I think Don’t worry, be happy performed the best of them all but I think all of them have some potential depending on your requirements. . 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,