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


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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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

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

  9. wooow I love your technique Jane..
    great idea with bleach
    and the blue really stand out
    how are you my friend
    never seen you on my Blog..hope you are doing well and healthy
    big hugs and
    many thanks to joining our challenge at Creative with Stamps this month
    Monika (DT)


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