Thursday, 8 March 2012

More bleaching

Since revisiting the bleaching technique as promoted in Blockheads Paper Arts latest challenge, I have been doing lots of experiments with various card and papers. Some don't have a pleasant effect with bleach... a  muddy, rusty shade emerges from several colours of deep pigmented card stock, but this deep green produced a pleasant gold colour.
I highlighted it with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen in Clear Star and coloured the leaves with a green version. The frame was stamped with a Blockheads background stamp and embossed with Distress Embossing Powder in Pumice Stone. I rubbed the embossing with a little pearl embossing wax. (I'm not sure if that's what the stuff I used is called, but it's a creamy, pearly stuff that I rubbed on with my finger).
The sentiment is from Unity stamps.
Here are another couple of my bleachy experiments.
This one was coloured with Inktense Pencils after bleaching and the embossing is from Cuttlebug.

I added Glossy Accents over the coloured parts in this one and stamped the background with a retired Stampin' Up background stamp.
It was fun!


  1. these are FAB chrissie, really like the distress one!! not tried bleaching yet but I will!! :) lainey x

  2. Love your results! The colored pencils really worked well! And, love the addition of the Glossy Accents. Thank you for sharing your lovely projects with The Blockheads' Challenge.

  3. Wow, what sophisticated cards.
    Sublime tulips and fantastic colors!

  4. Wow, I'm loving all these bleachy experiments Chrissie.
    It's amazing the colours you make on some cardstock but never thought of colouring the bleached area :0)
    The last card is my how you used the glossy accents :0)
    Jenny x

  5. Great cards Chrissie - my favourite is the last one too. What a great effect. Got to try this sometime.

  6. Chrissie, isn't the bleaching technique fun? It's interesting to see what results you get from the different cardstocks. I used gray Stampin' Up CS, and got a light creamy yellow after bleaching.

    Each of your tulip cards is so unique and beautiful!

  7. All stunning
    I have only tried the bleaching technique and want overly impressed...well it didn't look like yours lol

  8. Chrissie, I love all of your bleached creations! You took bleaching to a whole new level! Thanks for playing with us in our Bleach Technique Challenge!
    Leslie, DT

  9. Each one is beautiful! I love the pastel tulips...but I also LOVE the glossy accent ones with that "scratchy" background. Super!

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