Thursday, 22 January 2009

A-Z Craft Techniques "B" is for Bleaching



Have made my second tag for the A-Z craft techniques swap. Have decided on B for bleaching. Found some instructions in a craft book which used a slightly lighter blue card. They used a bouquet stamp and the bleach had made the card white. Once dry you were able to colour in the flowers using pencils.

Firstly stamped image on dark card, I used Adirondack denim inkpad and embossed in clear embossing powder. Put a little household bleach in small container and using a paintbrush painted in the parts of the image I wanted to bleach. The effect on the navy card I used gave different shades of beige/brown which I like and have decided not to add any colour. Will definitely try this again although do have to be careful you dont get the bleach on anything else and the smell!!

6 comments:

made by fifi said...

the bleaching looks great i must give it a go some time xx

margaret said...

I like the idea of this method Rachel, it looks fabby xxlekit

Lesley said...

Another lovely tag xx

Andrea said...

WOW this looks fab x

daisy said...

Lovely example of the bleaching technique.

kay said...

Looks great Rach, gotta try it