Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bleached out Paper

 Today at our Extravaganza I am doing a technique demonstration and I decided to try the Bleaching Technique.  That means that the last couple of days I've been experimenting with bleach and paper and having a ton of fun doing it!  It's almost as magical as embossing powder!  I really don't like sharing so many cards at once - but since they all centre on the same thing I guess I will. 

For this first card (above) I used Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder.  After punching out the flowers I also sponged bleach around the edges to change the colour.

 Soft Suede created a yellow bleached area - and as long as the stamp isn't saturated with bleach the writing comes out okay too.

 Baroque Motif worked well for this technique, and again, I sponged around the edges just to add a bit.

 I love the colour that gets bleached out with the Pacific Point.  I loved it so much that I bleached a whole strip after punching out the lace border.  The butterfly from Creative Elements was a bit hard to do with bleach - the lines were a bit too delicate.

Finally - just for fun - I crumpled up a piece of Poppy Parade after wetting it with a bit of water.  Then I dabbed it onto the little towel of bleach  and let it dry.  When I opened it there was a cool yellow colour in a "sort-of" tie-dyed effect.  After I tore my piece, I punched out circles to create the matching pumpkin.

It just takes patience, willingness to experiment, and be sure that you recondition your stamps with Stampin' Mist before putting them away again!

I know I'll be having tons of fun at the Extravaganza, and I'll share those projects with you later.  Hope you are having a fun day too!


Tkat said...

oh wow! great creations!!!!!! i love the first one -- it looks amazing :)

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Great cards using the bleaching technique. I really like the pacific point one. I don't have that set, oh another one I might have to get. Fabulous job on all of them though.

Lesley said...

Wow Joan, what a cool technique and it looks amazing with the Halloween and Fall themes, especially with the leaves.