Let’s get some stamping done! Rather late than never right?
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 four green toned Essence polishes to show you today. I’ll be honest, I really wanted to try one specific polish but I mostly try to keep it in a similar colour family unless it is completely random. Luckily it was easy to find these 4 as they all stood pretty close to each other on my shelf. Let me show you,
Essence – Kiss the freaky frog
This is such a gorgeous colour polish and look how beautifully it performed here. It shows up beautifully on the white and on the black. It also stamps really well. I was surprised by how well it showed up on the black and I love how it looked on the white. Definitely a winner.
Essence – Loyal royal
This is the one I really wanted to try. I am so in love with this polish. More importantly, it shows up really well on the black and well on the white. It also stamps pretty well. I am in love with how it looks on the black and I definitely will be using this for stamping in the future.
Essence – Olive you
This is another shade of polish I really like but I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’s a fairly dark polish so considering that, I think it shows up well on the black and really well on the white. It also stamps well even though I think the colour shows better on the black.
Essence – Play with my mint
Now this was a surprise. How gorgeous does this look on the black? Even on the white it looks fabulous! It stamps really well too. For such a light shade to show up so well in colour on the black is awesome. Often these light shades will show up but lose a lot of colour and almost look white. I’ma fan!
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I don’t think I can choose a favourite today. I love loyal royal as a shade but I think they all did really well as stampers. 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,