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Let’s get our stamping on 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.
Today I am showing you rest of the Essence out of space stories polishes. I’ve shown you a few randomly but now I am showing you the 2 new ones and 2 others I haven’t done before. Thanks Ren for these ‘requests’ 😉
Essence – Guardians of the unicorn
This is one of the new Out of Space stories polishes. This is a blue to purple shifty polish and looks amazing on the black. It doesn’t show up as well on the white but there is a bit of a shift visible. It stamps pretty well though so not bad at all.
Essence – Mermaid of the galaxy
This is the other new Out of Space stories polish. It is a green / blue super gorgeous polish and look how great it looks on the black. It is more visible on the white but I prefer it on the black. It also stamps pretty dang well so another win.
Essence – Outta space is the place
Whaaaat?!?!?! This is a very very light pink with a green shift but holy smoke look at how this looks on the black! I was so shocked. This is such a light polish that it barely shows up on the white but on the black it turns into a magical creature. It stamps pretty well too and I loooove it!
Essence – Space glam
This one doesn’t really show up well on the white and is really just a glittery trail on the black. It doesn’t stamp too badly but it isn’t really opaque enough to show up. There is this beautiful trail of glitter though that does have some appeal. I am wondering how this would work as a subtle stamp or double stamp on a dark blue or purple.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I am just so blown away by Outta space is the place that it has to be my favourite but the 2 new polishes performed really well too. 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,