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 have 4 green-ish polishes to show you.
Catrice – Be pool
I was quite surprised by how this looked on the black. It’s a darker shade so it isn’t super visible but it does have that beautiful shimmer that shows up nicely on the black. It shows up on the white but it looks a bit smudgy.
China Glaze – Just a little embellishment
Wowzer, look at that. This one shows up really well on the black and the white and really impressed me. Winner winner….
Nicole by OPI – Khloe had a little lam-lam
This is a very dark shade so I didn’t expect much on the black but I am actually surprised by how it performed on the white. Even though it shows up, it doesn’t fare well. it’s extremely smudgy with lots of shadow stamping. I even tried scraping different ways with each nail and it just didn’t do well.
Salon perfect – Bermuda baby
This was a pleasant surprise. Of coursed this is a beautiful colour and it looks great on the white but look at it pop on the black. The shimmer really comes alive on the black. It stamps really well too.
What do you think? Do you have a favourite? 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,
That CG is very impressive!!
YES!! I am so impressed by it.
Hi Michelle –
Thanks for all the great stamping posts, I have been enjoying them for some time now.
I am not great when it comes to stamping. I have been using Mundo de Unas for years now. I hate the smell & the long shipping time from Mexico, and their ,metallic & glitter colors are really limited. But – they are the most forgiving stamping polish for someone who frequently makes mistakes & needs to remove the stamped image & try it again. If I use shipping tape I can remove MdU 99% of the time, even if it’s been on my nail for a while, and it only very rarely messes up my basae color.
My question to you – have you found any other polish that stamp well & that can be removed if you make a mistake (without damaging your base color)?
I’m not Michelle but I figured she wouldn’t mind me sharing a trick I’ve used for years (and if she does, she can always remove my comment 😉 )
Before stamping I always paint a layer of fast drying top coat on my base (I use Seche Vite). When that is dry, I stamp and if I make a mistake I can remove it with a piece of scotch tape or a lint roller, or even a cotton pad with some nail polish remover that I swipe over my nail very lightly. If I used nail polish remover, I first paint another thin layer of top coat before I try again.
I have never tried MdU btw., I use normal polishes or stamping polishes that can double as normal polishes to do my stamping.
Hope this helps,
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Hi Donna. Apologies for the late response and thank you Joyce for answering in the mean time <3
I have the same advice as Joyce. I usually add a topcoat over my base before stamping. That helps me remove the stamping if necessary. I can easily remove it with tape or a lint roller and if it has been a while then a slight wipe with remover does the trick.
Hope that helps!