Monday, September 10, 2012

Techniques, Tutorials & Tips - The Bleached Image Technique!

Hello, everyone!  We've got another fun tutorial to share with you....the Bleached Image Technique!!  Painting a little bleach onto your colored cardstock gives a whole new level of creative possibilities!  Here are just a few ideas for this technique:
Stamp onto a dark color cardstock, then paint bleach onto your image to wash away the color, or change the color completely........once dry, you can add back in a little color of choice or leave as is.
Color your stamped image with your coloring medium of choice, then add some bleached highlights or accents for an interesting look.
If you're into the "grunge" look, you could "splatter" some bleach drops from your paintbrush onto your paper, or "stamp" half of a bleach ring by wetting the bottom of your coffee cup, then pressing onto your paper, and so on!

Supplies needed:
Either liquid bleach or a bleach pen;
Plastic or glass containers for bleach and water;
A fine tip paintbrush,
Paper towels....for blotting your paintbrush....or for "just in case",
Permanent/Waterproof Ink or ink which you can heat emboss with embossing powder,
Optional heat tool to dry the cardstock quickly.

Please watch the video below for some tips and to see how easy it is to paint your images with bleach!


Below are two card samples shown in the video.

Supplies used on Dahlia sample:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs "Dahlia" and "Be Joyful";
Cardstock: Stampin Up "Not Quite Navy" and "Sahara Sand";
Designer Paper: Bo Bunny "Country Garden";
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Stampin Up "Marina Mist";
Accessories: Clorox Bleach Pen, Cheery Lynn Designs "Fanciful Flourish Small", Spellbinders Labels 26, paintbrush, craft knife, paper piercer, foam tape;
Size: 4-1/2 x 4-1/2.

Bleached Dahlia

You may remember my next sample, which was shown for the New Release Blog Hop on Sept. 1st.  This card is the reason I wanted to do this tutorial, since I had so much fun experimenting with this technique.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs "Lilac",
Ink: Versamark Watermark Ink (for stamped background), Stazon Jet Black, Signo White Gel Pen;
Cardstock: Stampin Up "Crumb Cake" and "Whisper White";
Accessories: Spellbinders Lacey Ovals and Oval Nestabilities dies, May Arts Crocheted Lace and Satin Ribbon (tied with a Bow Easy), paper piercer, Zva Creative Pearls, Foam tape, craft knife;
Size: A2.

Bleached Lilacs

If you have any questions regarding this tutorial, or suggestions for future tutorials, please send me an email at angelladcrockett at yahoo dot com.  Please type something identifiable in the subject line so that you don't end up in the Spam folder!  Thanks so much for hanging out with me!!  See you next time!
Have a very blessed week!!
PR Angie

Product Review / Tutorial Writer


Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous technique Angie!!! Great tutorial!!! I think this will inspire ALL of us to get out that bleach!!! Thanks for always inspiring!!!

Dawn said...

Fabulous tute, Ang! beautiful samples too!!

Betty Wright said...

Just gorgeous, Angie! Beautifully done!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Ooops, did I forget to leaves you love here? So sorry, Angie, girl! Your tutorial is as always AMAZING!! You are my hero for doing all of the breakdowns of these techniques, thanks my friend! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

JD said...

Your tutorial is great! Definitely makes me want to try this technique! Both cards are so lovely, but I have to admit that the lilac is my favorite!