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.
Today I chose 4 random polishes more or less in the same colour family. One seems a little lighter than the others but they’re all mostly green-ish. Let me show you
Color Club – Metamorphosis
This polish is quite sheer but I was surprised that it stamped as well as it did. It basically stamped perfectly BUT is so sheer that the colour gets very lost. On the white it shows up with the slightest shift and on the black it shows up but mostly with the particles. I don’t think it’s the perfect stamper but it is definitely worth a shot for a specific look.
Dollish Polish – Frankenstein’s monster
When I swatched this polish I had a suspicion it would do well with stamping and it didn’t disappoint. This one shows up really well on the white and the black and with the holo glitters this is going to be a winner!
LA Girl – Head banging
This one is also very sheer so I had zero expectations. After Metamorphosis did so well I was a little hopeful but nope. This one barely shows up on the white and even less on the black.
Morgan Taylor – Bright eyes
I don’t think I have ever used this polish but I was pretty sure from the start it would do well. It shows up well on the white and shifts a little more green toned. It shows up beautifully on the black and looks more blue there. This one is definitely a keeper.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I thinkFrankenstein’s bride and Bright eyes are my favourite but metamorphosis can be interesting. 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,