Saturday, 4 November 2017

Bleach and blue

I've been having a play with bleach today - stamping and heat embossing then using bleach to remove colour from the card.


I stamped the daisy - a very old magazine freebie stamp - all over the card in black, embossed in black then painted on thin bleach with a water brush to remove colour from the petals. I had to test several types of blue card before I found one the bleach worked on. As you can see, the card is pretty porous and the rather delicate embossing meant that the bleach bled a little way outside the lines. I now have a half made card on my desk that exploits this effect! I've used another shade of card from the same pack ... but more of that in a day or two when the card is finished and photographed.

The sentiment is stamped and embossed in gold on vellum and attached with glue just behind the sentiment.

I am sharing this with

Creative With Stamps - Thankful


Just Add Ink - Inspiration photo


Just Us Girls - Thankful



8 comments:

  1. A beautiful card Jane, so pretty.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  2. Fun technique I haven't done in ages!

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  3. This is so pretty, love how you added the sentiment on vellum x

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  4. what a great idea to use bleach - it's give a great look to the images. Glad you could play along with this week's Just Add Ink challenge.
    Di

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  5. I love this technique - it's such a fun one to play with. Looks fantastic on this blue card. Chantell Just Add Ink

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  6. Fun technique on your very pretty Thank You notecard, Jane! So happy you joined in the Creative With Stamps Challenge this month. :-)

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  7. Love the bleach technique and haven't done that in a long time. Great card! Love the magazine freebie stamp. Thanks for joining the November challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

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  8. I've always loved this technique! Pretty card...love the blue!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    Lilian
    The Leaf Studio

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