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 kind of a request. I was asked to do a few red / pink and I pulled a few out. We narrowed it down to these 4 but I might do more of these colours soon. Let me show you.
Essence – Life is pink
I had very high hopes for this one but they fell flat pretty quickly. This polish is very opaque so I am not sure what happened here but these are the results I got. It barely shows up on the black and even though it shows up well on the white, it seems to be a bit patchy with the stamping. It’s not gaps but the pink isn’t very solid. It’s useable I guess, but I wouldn’t reach for it first.
Sinful Colors – All the rage
This is a coral pink that looks a bit more orange here. It does show up better on the black than the previous one did and shows up well on the white. It is also a slight bit patchy / uneven but still better than the pink. I’m not sure I would reach for it often but it is one you can make work.
Sinful Colors – Devious
This doesn’t really show up on the black (not surprisingly) but man alive it looks great on the white. It stamps beautifully and looks great.
Sinful Colors – Your’s truly
This very light pink almost does better than the brighter pink from Essence. It shows up on the black but loses some of its pinkness. It also shows up on the white but is very light so not as visible. It stamps well and can be great for some subtle stamping.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I think Devious is my favourite even though it doesn’t really show up on the black. It just works so beautifully. 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,