Let’s get straight to the stamping shall we?
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.
The awesome Thea showed me her test of some of the Hean neon polishes so I knew I had to give it a try. I picked 4 randomly and gave them a good old testing. Let’s have a look
This is a bright neon yellow and stamps pretty damn decent. It shows up well on the white. It’s visible on the black but I am not sure if it is usable.
This is a lime green neon and also stamps decently. It looks good on the white considering (I find the light neon contrasts so much with the white background that it is a little harder to see but it is still very visible) Again, it is visible on the black – and more so than the yellow) but I am still not sure if it is something you would use on the black. Maybe for small images.
This is an orange non and stamps really well. This one shows up great on the white but not so much on the black. I think this is great for the lighter colours!
This is the coral pink neon and even though it shows up well on the white, it doesn’t do so well with the bigger spaced image on my ring finger. It also doesn’t show up so much on the black but does do better than the orange. I like how this looks on the white and am willing to write off the slight smudging on my ring finger to chance or user error.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I think they all did pretty well on the white but I am not sure if these are very usable on the black. Might be worth a try for smaller images tough. 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,