Time to get 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.
Today I have some golds to show you. In fact, all China Glaze golds. As per request. Which I enjoyed because I recently mentioned that there seems to be a lot of golds coming through in the collections. No complaints from me so lets see how they stamp.
China Glaze – Best ponies forever
I don’t even have to say anything right? It looks amazing on the black and the white and stamps beautifully. Put this one in the yes pile for sure!
China Glaze – Girl on the glo
Ok so this one doesn’t do as well. I adore this polish (it has little flakies in it) but it isn’t the best for stamping. It shows up but not that great and it doesn’t look very gold.
China Glaze – High standards
Another winner. Looks beautiful on the black and the white and stamps really well. I also LOVE this shade of gold.
China Glaze – Truth is gold
And another one! This one also shows up beautifully on the black and the white and stamps really well. Another winner if you want a gold for stamping.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I feel like I didn’t even have to say anything because the results speak so well for themselves. My favourite is High Standards but only because I like that shade of gold and I like how it looks on the white. The only one I would really pass on is Girl on the glo. It does make me wonder how similar the polishes are so if you want to see comparisons let me know. 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,