Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Bleaching technique

Have you ever tried using regular everyday household bleach with your stamping projects? I have yet to try putting my stamp into bleach (you can do without harming your stamps!), but I do like the effect you can achieve using the aqua painters and bleach, or just a small cup of bleach with a paintbrush. Especially when you are using darker papers.


On the large circle the flowers are embossed in white on Elegant Eggplant and then I've bleached the petals.

Stamps: Botanical Blooms (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Versamark, Pale Plum
Paper: Sahara Sand, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum
Accessories: White and Black embossing powder, Filigree brads, Certainly Celery Sale-A-Bration ribbon, sticky strip, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" and 1-3/4" circle punches, Mellow Moss Stampin' Write marker, stampin' dimensionals, household bleach, aqua painter

fifth avenue floral
I've done the same thing on this card, embossing the flower in white and then used the aqua painter with bleach to colour in some of the petals.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: Versamark, Perfect Plum, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Perfect Plum
Accessories: White taffeta ribbon, white embossing powder, household bleach, aqua painter

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4 comments:

Traci G said...

Very stunning results!!! I need to try this!

Angela Dively said...

Oooooo....I love that rose card. I really like the way your only bleached select petals. Gorgeous!

Jennifer Murai said...

Fabulous cards. Your colors are beautiful!!

Janelle said...

This is awesome.... I love this technique.