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 know I had to move this post from last week to this week so thank you for the patience. I still don’t know how many people find these posts helpful at all but I’ll keep doing them as long as I can ;). For this week I had some requests so I took 4 polishes from the China Glaze x Sesame Street – You do hue collection. Let me show you
China Glaze – Ah ah ah-mazing
I was actually so surprised by this one. It shows up beautifully on the black and actually better on the white than I could capture here. The problem with the white is it often washes out the lighter colours that actually stamp quite well. This is definitely a winner!
China Glaze – Beak on fleek
This one doesn’t show up very well on the black but it is really great on the white. It stamps really well and I can see this working really on lighter colours.
China Glaze – Grover it
I really wanted this one to do well but I wasn’t expecting much. Often the glitter heavy polishes don’t do as well as the glitter doesn’t really transfer as well in stamping. On the black the glitter particles show up much more and on the white the blue jelly shade shows up more. Even though it stamps ‘well’ as in the lines are clear and crisp, it’s not the best colour wise. I suspect this might be a nice option for layering on another blue shade, possibly a bit on the darker side to make the glitter pop.
China Glaze – Trash can-do attitude
Firstly, can I just say again how beautiful this polish is. The green and gold shift is stunning! This one also stamps beautifully! It shows up beautifully on the black and makes the gold shift even more visible. It does also do well on the white and even though the colour is a bit more subtle, the shift is as visible.
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,