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.
For today I chose 4 random Jessica Cosmetics polishes. I haven’t tried any of them yet and I thought this was a great time to give it a go.
Jessica – Bollywood bold
I was a little surprised by this one. I knew it was quite opaque when I swatched it but I didn’t expect it to do so well on the black. It also shows up well on the white but I definitely prefer it on the black as the shimmer shows up really well
Jessica – Midnight moonlight
This one wasn’t as surprising. It’s a beautiful shimmery blue and it looks fabulous on the white and the blue. It is a darker shade so it is the shimmer that really makes it pop on the black.
Jessica – Pumpkin delight
I wasn’t expecting anything from this one so all that considered, it did well. This has a lot of glitter particles and you can see this best on the black. This isn’t the best one for stamping but it did perform better than I expected. This is definitely better as a base for stamping.
Jessica – Witchy wisteria
This one also did quite well. This is another dark shade packed with shimmer and the shimmer really makes it pop on the black again. It also shows up really well on the white. I love this polish and I am glad it is pretty decent for stamping too.
I was pretty impressed by these Jessica polishes and I am looking forward to trying more of them. 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,