Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bleaching Technique

I recently taught the bleaching technique in one of my Technique Tuesday classes. These are samples cased from SU.

The first card, is the easiest - Just Stamp It!

1. One easy way is to create a "stamp pad" by saturating a folded paper towel with a little bleach.

2. "Ink" your stamp using the bleach "pad" and stamp the image onto your card stock.

3. Then sit back and watch the magic as the bleach lifts the image out of the background.

Just Stamp It . . . Twice!

1. This will create beautiful shadow effects by using both bleach and a tone on tone duo of ink and cs.

2. This is most effective when you use lighter hues, such as More Mustard or Baja Breeze.

3. To create a shadow for the lighter image, first stamp the flowers in More Mustard ink on More Mustard cs, and then stamp the same image using bleach.

4. The multiple shades you get from the cs, ink and bleach give the card a multi-dimensional feel.

Emboss It!

1. Use bleach as a background for embossed images.

2. This reverse shadow accents the embossing and gives your work a bit of a faded, vintage look.

3. Stamp a line art image in Versamark ink on coloured cs.

4. Then apply bleach using a blender pen to fade out the centre of the image and give it a lighter background.

5. Emboss the image using Black Stampin Emboss powder, and add the finishing touches using Watercolour pencils.

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