Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hoo, Hoo, Hoo Are You?

Here is a stamping from a plate I found on eBay and I got to use my Creative Shop stamper. Fun times!

The plate is a QGirl-36 , which I found on eBay.

I love owls, they are great. This plate is full of some cute variations.

Here is a photo of the plate:

I did three coats of white polish and let it dry and also put a top coat on before I started.

First I will show my right hand:

I used my Maybelline water polishes: Blue, Emerald and Violet. Old polishes found at Dollar Tree and possibly blogged before.  I love the shades, but think Emerald and Blue were very close together.

On  my middle and ring finger the two owls I did by stamping onto the stamper, letting it dry, then adding polish behind it. I let it all dry to the touch and treat it like a sticker.
I think that I see pros and cons.
Pros: I could add more color. I could have, and probably should have, used a more opaque color because it would be behind the black stamping color. I love that I could add more color.
Cons: The smaller owl on the ring finger distorted a bit as I tried to apply it.

After that, I decided to just stamp with the rest because the water polishes were just so clear.

Here's my left hand:

The "hoo" is a bit large for my hand and so it looks like "ho". LOL!!

The owls pretty much fit, so I am super super super glad about that. You don't know how happy that makes me. I have so many plates that were just not a win.

The Creative Shop Stamper is a game changer. I don't have a photo, but will show one in a future post. It's soft, it picks up beautifully and you just press your nail into it rather than rolling it. I found that it's better to roll it over the plate because I think just pressing it caused suction and you can see on the owl on my left hand ring finger the gaps.

I found mine at Bsquaredlacquer because it was sold out everywhere. There was a back order and it came and I'm tickled pink.

Initially I emailed the very nice lady who runs Creative Shop and she referred me to other places to buy. We take for granted peace. My thoughts are with her and the struggles in Ukraine.

Even if you have dinky nail beds, you can use the stamper, although it seems rather huge, it was so easy: no need to do anything special.

I will say that the white base was a pain: it was old Borghese which I'm using up, but kind of disappointed in. White polish isn't always the win, but this really was slow to dry.

I know it's not perfect, but I had a lot of fun and further appreciate those who stamp with great skill!

Thanks for reading my little nail polish journal!


  1. I'm so glad you posted this! I love owls and went to eBay as soon as I say this and bought this and another. Can't wait to get it!!

    1. I love these little dudes! They are so cute. I forgot to mention, they were so cheap, pretty good deal. I love the variety on the plate!
      Do you have a blog? If so let me know so I can follow!

  2. I got ahold of a Creative Shop stamper after a backorder. It was worth the wait, but I don't have any special stamping polishes, and/or I need more practice, as often I find the stamped polish lines lifting off my nail. But that is with rolling onto my nail, maybe I need to try pushing down onto nail instead.

    1. I'm so new, so I need to figure out what truly works.
      I know that I don't have any real "stamping" polishes, either. Part of me is trying to just make a lot of older stuff work! :D


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