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.
The 4 polishes today happened to be standing on my desk because they are all from my secret Santa stash. I really had so much to choose from and I ended up choosing the 4 closest to me (I also recently used some of them). Ok, let’s go.
Revlon – Rock chic
Even though this bright blue shows up on the white and not too badly on the black, it doesn’t seem to stamp as crisply. It stamps but it looks almost…..pixilated. I am not sure if this is related to the stamping plate (seriously, do plates get worn out? 138 x 4 = 552 stamping attempts) It’s not the worst, I am just not uber excited it.
Revlon – Zealous
This is a sheerer green with a gorgeous shimmer and I wasn’t sure if it would be of any use in stamping. It is quite light on the white so gets a bit washed out but the shimmer shows up more on the black. It’s definitely not a perfect option for stamping but it definitely has potential on darker shades with the shimmer.
Sinful Colors – Kashmere
This is a super light lavender grey and you can see the white that it is not white but on the black it looks almost white. I think this performs better on the black than the white but I’m not sure if you need another ‘almost white’ shade that stamps. Maybe for some layering this would be perfect.
Sinful Colors – Krushed velvet
Can we just take a moment to talk about how gorgeous the gold shimmer is in the bottle? It shows up ok on the white but the shimmer comes alive on the black. I think this will do great on light and dark shades and it stamps really really well too.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? I think Krushed velvet is my favourite from this batch. 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,