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.
I went through a few of the recent posts to see what colour I haven’t done in a while and I noticed orange has been lacking. So today you get 4 random orange polishes to test. If you ever have any requests of colours or specific polishes please let me know. It is so hard to choose polishes for this.
China Glaze – Sultry solstice
I was a little surprised by this one. It shows up on the white and almost not at all on the black. Even though it stamps pretty perfectly, it is very light. This is a very bright orange so it looks quite nice on the white but I doubt it will work on any darker colour.
Essence – Orange to go
This now shows up beautifully on the white. It is more visible on the black than sultry solstice but not great. It stamps pretty well too.
Sinful Colors – Feel the vibe
Again much lighter than I expected. It does show up well on the white and is visible but not well on the black. It does however stamp great.
Sorbet – Floral coral
This is very similar to Essence – Orange to go. It shows up really well on the white. Not so much on the black but definitely more than some. I would say this is more consistent on the black than any of the others. It doesn’t fade or look patchy even though it’s not very orange. It also stamps really well.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I think Orange to go and Floral coral do the best colour wise but they all stamp pretty clear and well. I don’t think any of them are winners on the black though. 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,