Monday March 26, 2018
Welcome to my blog today.. I made a card just because I wanted to play and try an old technique..
maybe 3 or so weeks ago I saw a challenge blog saying bleaching.. well not long after that Jennifer McGuire had a video on bleaching.. Now way way back this was a big deal. I haven't done it in years so I thought ok lets give it a try again.. before you would just wet some paper towels with bleach and using your stamp press it in the bleached towels like you would a stamp pad.. then apply to dark paper.. Well looking at what Jennifer did I kinda went that route. I took this awesome large one piece rose/leaves die from Stampin up.. I die cut it three times with shinny silver-ish looking card stock. I layered them to give a sturdy piece. I then laid the leaf part on some green card stock and drew around it and fussy cut it out so it fit that area and adhered to just the leaf area. I then took the piece and adhered it to the orange card stock. Taking a paint brush and bleach I painted inside all the open spaces of the die. The yellow is bleached out orange.. awesome huh?? the green was more a grayish color. So then it looked quite bleached out so I took Ranger re-inkers that I had in a dish and a lot of water and added just a hint of color back for shading. (I see I have some of the color on the die.. I need to be more careful next time or better lighting) Now it looked better. When that was done I took white watered down paint and did the splatters. Once that was dry I used Simon Says Hello stamp set and using black ink stamped the hello and then I white embossed the awesomeness and cut it out and foam mounted this. I am really happy with the way this came out. imagine a butterfly die? other flower dies? what else.. are you going to give it a try?? Oh I was wondering if this card would have a bleach smell. Nope it does not. I've given it a day to air dry and there is no bleach smell at all. I love it.
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