Time to get our stamping on
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.
This week I have 4 random-ish purple polishes. Ren requested the colour and I grabbed a good few and she narrowed it down. So let me show you what we have,
Color Club – Secret agent
I was actually surprised by this one. It shows up somewhat on the white and isn’t mind blowing but on the black it is just stunning! Stamps really really well and the shimmer is a treat on the black.
Essence – Amazed by you
This one seems a bit odd man out with the rest but it didn’t seem so different in the bottles ;). This one shows up really well on the white but not so much on the black. It stamps really well I think it is just a bit dark on the black.
OPI – Vant to bite my neck?
I didn’t expect this one to show up on the black because it is quite dark but it did better than I expected. It’s not super visible but you can see it. It shows up really well on the white and stamps decently enough.
Sinful Colors – Mystique
This one shows up ok on the white. It’s a very light jelly-ish look because this polish is really all about that shimmer and it gets a bit lost on the white. The shimmer shows up beautifully on the black but the stamped image doesn’t really show well. I think you can get great results with this one but it will take the right combination
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I quite like Secret Agent but I think they all do ok. 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,