Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Use a spray at Back to Basics

It's new challenge day at Back to Basics and this time we would like you to use a spray  of some kind. It could be ink, water, mica, paint or, as I have chosen, bleach.

The background is made simply by spraying the green card with thin, cheap household bleach and then leaving it for several hours to develop.

The topper is stamped and heat embossed onto green card and then a bleach filled water brush used to pick out selected areas. In one or two places the bleach seeped out from the embossing, so once it was dry I went over these areas with a marker. It was the closest match I could find but not 100% the same, so I used the same marker to outline all of the main features of the image, to make it look deliberate!


  1. I didn't think about bleach. I'm amazed by how effective this is. Love Dawn x

  2. Stunning card, Jane! How do you stop the bleach from reacting, or do you just let it do it's thing? Looks great, Jo x

  3. WOW! You used regular bleach? Who would've guessed to use that? I love the effect it gives on your card!!

  4. This is such a beautiful card, Jane! I love the image choice and the bleach reaction (with your shadow marker effect) takes a simple stamp and makes it a winner!
    Rachelle x

  5. I love this card, I've never tried spraying bleach but I can feel like I can smell it as I read your blogpost (getting motivated to go and clean!). Another great idea to add to my list of things to try out! Jenny x

  6. Such a pretty card, love this bleach effect :)


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