Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I have another Oldies technique that I would like to share with you today. We will be using bleach to bleach out a stamped image.
water pen or small paint brush
dark card stock ( I used dark brown )
black embossing powder
Versa Mark ink
TIP: The very first thing to do would be to "test" your card stock before stamping on it, to see if the card stock bleaches out. Not all card stock will bleach well. I just took my brush and went over a small space on my card stock to check it.
Take the embossing buddy and rub over the card stock so that the embossing powder will not stick to where you do not want it.
Ink up your stamp using Versa Mark ink and stamp onto the card stock. Then sprinkle on the black embossing powder and melt it with the heat tool.
Now take your water pen filled with fresh bleach and begin to color in the unembossed areas. If you do not have a water pen you can use a paint brush, fold up some paper towels on a non porous surface, pour a little bleach onto them and dip your brush onto the wet towels. This keeps the bleach from dripping everywhere. You can see how the bleach bleached out the center stripe on the zebra here.
Continue "coloring" until the image is complete. I then cut out the zebra using Spellbinders Labels 4 die. The leaves at the top of the card were cut using the Sizzix Leaves die
Here are samples of other images I bleached.
Here you can see where I tested the bleach first before I stamped. I was not sure if the bazzil card stock would work, but it did great as you can see. I will cut that part off before using it on a card.
You can also color your image if you want. This also makes for a neat look!
I hope you enjoyed this technique. Have fun playing. P.S. You might want to do this in a well ventilated room!
Have a great day!