Friday, 1 April 2011

Bleaching Technique

Bleaching flowers on a Card
At KENG - Craft - Card Class last week we made this card .... It uses the Bleaching technique.... The ladies loved it because it meant that even if you do not own a lot of the matching ink pad colours you can still get a cool background look.

To create this effect yourself all you need to do is use thick liquid bleach (like Domestos) on a wet one to create a temporary bleach ink pad... ink up your stamp with the temporary bleach ink pad... then stamp onto a darker coloured card stock.... Watch the magic happen right before your eyes as the colour starts to disappear when the bleach dries... It's quite cool.. Kind of like the secret lemon writing letters I am sure most of us have done as a kid....

This technique is great for cards but I personally would not use it for a scrapbook page.. As I would fear the bleach might react with any photos you may have on the page....

The Bleach does not affect your stamps as long as you clean them off right away... Be sure when cleaning the  bleach off DO NOT use your Stamp and Scrub as it may affect the fibers... Just use another baby wipe...

Happy Crafting

Love Ursula

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