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 is 4 random polishes again. I tried to choose similar colour family or finishes. Let me show you what we have.
China Glaze – Glow-worthy
I’m not sure what I was expecting here. Even though the polish is quite opaque, it is quite glittery and those don’t often translate to stamping well. It actually did better than I expected. It does show up on the black and the white but nothing really to write home about. I suppose it might be sufficient for subtle stamping but honestly, this might be better as a base to stamp on than stamping with.
Color Club – Cherubic
That’s what I’m talking about. The holo and the colour shows up beautifully on the black and even though it shows up great on the white, the holo isn’t as strong. This is a winner.
Color Club – Star light, star bright
This is a lighter colour so I thought it would be a good one to test. Just look how great that looks on the black. It also shows up ok on the white but because it is such a light colour it will do much better on darker colours. Another winner.
Esssie – Penny talk
I obviously knew this one would stamp well. I think everyone knows it stamps well. I just wanted to add it to the record and remind ourselves how gorgeous it really is. Shows up perfectly on the black and the white. Stamps like a dream. This is perfect for stamping.
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.
I know I did Tuesday Stamping last week but as I will be taking a little break over the festive period I didn’t want it to be too long of a gap. So I thought I would post today and I’ll be back with a next post on 7 Jan ’20.
Thanks for reading,