The gals at CAS Mix Up are always coming up with terrific ideas for their challenges and this time it's bleaching.
It's a while since I did any of this technique and it's really fun.
For my card I used a stamp from Blockhead. I tested out my base black card to check what colour could be achieved with my bleach, before stamping in Versamark and then clear embossing the image.
I applied bleach with a tiny paintbrush and used my heat gun to accelerate the process somewhat. I was able to get different levels of colour by overpainting, to give the effect of shading. Once the bleach was dry and the colour I wanted achieved, I added colour with watercolour pencils and blended with a water brush. I think it gives a really subtle effect. The sentiment is from Sugar Pea Designs.
I decided to use an ivory card base (Hopsack from Papermill Direct) as the bleached part of the flower was a similar shade.
Thank you CAS Mix Up for another really fun challenge!