Shadow Effect With Bleach

After trying to get pictures off of the camera all day, I finally got a few to download.

We learned about stamping with bleach at my January Stamp Club. It is a fun technique but the smell can be a bit much. I recommend doing this either outside or in a well ventilated room. I used the "Upsy Daisy" stamp set for this card. I wanted to bleach out the flowers but have a bit of a shadow effect to give some detail. This is very easy to do...

Shadow Effect with Bleach:
1. This works better with lighter colored cardstock. Stamp the image with the same colored ink as the paper (So Saffron in this instance).
2. Make a stamp "pad" with a plate or bowl. Place paper towel in the bottom damp towel with bleach. ***Note: Bleach is only really active within the first 20 minutes of pouring it. So don't make your bleach pad until right before you go to stamp.
3. Press stamp into the bleach and stamp it onto the paper slightly off of the first image. This will give the "shadow". It will take a couple of minutes for the paper to bleach out.
4. Finish card. ***Be careful: The bleached cardstock is still active for 20-30 minutes after you bleach it. Meaning, if you lay it on another piece of cardstock, it will bleach it out.

Once again my picture isn't great quality. The shadow is a bit hard to see but it is there.

RECIPE: Stamps-Upsy Daisy; Ink-So Saffron, Ruby Red, & Bleach; CS-Ruby Red, So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Baja Breeze & Chocolate Chip (scrap); Ribbon-Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain; and Punch-Heart to Heart.

1 comment:

Aimee said...

This is adorable...someday I'll get around to stamping with bleach with my Technique Club! :) Thanks for great directions.