Friday, April 12, 2013

Bleach cards

So one of my swap cards was a bleach technique card and I did this.

It was pretty but maybe a bit too subtle. You emboss the card stock with clear embossing. Next you use normal household bleach and paint it in areas. I just did the butterfly.  Then I did a little on the words.  Then I came back with a marker and colored the butterfly.  There wasn't enough contrast so I used some distress ink to improve the contrast. 

So I loved it but thought I could improve so I did this for card class.  

This time, I tested the bleach on several sheets of cardstock until I found one I liked.  This is a Stampin Up cardstock.  I wanted one that created a strong contrast. I did this the same way. 
1. Emboss with clear embossing powder.
2. Bleach areas you want. This time I bleached the butterfly. I also used a tiny bit on the word inspire. I little bleach goes a long way. You can always add more but you can't really take it away. 
3. When completely dry, color with markers. LOVED THIS CARD!
Here is a detail picture.

No distress ink on this one. Have to make more of these!
The stamp was a gift from a friend.  It is older and not currently available that I know of. 

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