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 grey polishes to show you. I always wonder about using older ‘limited edition’ polishes for Tuesday Stamping but I figure if I throw one in every now and then it might just be useful for someone who has it. So let’s get to it.
Essence – Rock my world
I was a little surprised how well this worked on the black considering how dark it is but look at that. I like it on the black. It does show up on the white but it looks a bit patchy, It looks better on the thinner lines on my middle finger so it could probably work well for that.
Essence – School’s out forever
This one is from the Class of 2013 trend collections so not available anymore but I think it performs really well. It looks pretty good on the black with the shimmer showing up well. it also shows up really well on the white.
OPI – I don’t give a Rotterdam
I really love this shimmery grey as a polish but I am unsure about the stamping. I like that the shimmer shows up so well on the black and the white but it isn’t very opaque. I think for subtle stamping this would be stunning.
Sinful Colors – Slate
This is another goodie as far as a polish goes but oh boy….it does not perform well as a stamper. It actually seems better on the white than the black but I don’t think this is one to grab.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I think School’s out forever is my favourite but considering it is not available I would probably say Rock my world is a good choice. I do like the shimmery I don’t give a Rotterdam either. 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,