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showmestamper 03-21-2005 07:25 AM

Technique Lovers Challenge 04 --- won't you play too?
 
Good morning, stampers! This week's challenge is BLEACH.
When posting your creation, please add TLC04 to the Keywords section, and then come back here and post a link. If you need help uploading or posting a link, please PM me.

There are many ways to use bleach, but first let's talk about how to protect our stamps from the harsh effects of bleach. The big key is to first ink up your stamp with versamark and then into the bleach pad (see below on how to make one), and to clean your stamp well (I tap it first into a wet paper towel, and then on scrubby thing sprayed with Stampin' Mist). Also, don't wear your favorite clothes...accidents happen, and we all know what bleach can do! LOL And don't forget to protect your work surface too.

Here's one way to make a bleach pad: Take a disposable sandwich sized container (like Glad brand). Cut a piece of felt to fit the bottom. Pour a small glug of bleach on the felt. You want it to be good and damp, but not sitting in a puddle of bleach. If you need to, squeeze out the excess. If you don't have felt, you can use a folded paper towel, preferably one without much texture to it. It is my opinion that felt gives a much cleaner and sharper stamped image.

Okay, so now you are ready to go. There are several "techniques"
Simply Bleaching: Simply stamp an image in bleach. Some of the flowers I made for LS04 on the bottom are bleached.
http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

Bleach Overstamping: Stamp the image in bleach, then stamp again in ink. Here's an example:
http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

Marker over Bleach: Stamp a bold image in bleach, then color in the bleached area with a marker. Here's an example:
http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

Painting with Bleach
: Use your aquapainter or any paintbrush or even a q-tip to paint the bleach on. Here's an example:
http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

There are more ways to use bleach, I'm sure. Let me know and I'll add them to the list. If you have a link to an example, let me know that too.

The really fun part of using bleach is that you never really know what color the bleached part will be! Many times the color will surprise you!

I can't wait to see all your creations! Thanks for playing along! :D :D :D

grammasandycandy 03-21-2005 07:57 AM

here is one I did a while back, I embossed the flower image in black and painted over and outside of the image even strokes at a diagonal with a paintbrush and bleach, then I colored it in with markers.


http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=4


I will submit a new one later.

Julia S 03-21-2005 08:46 AM

Wonderful! I'm really looking forward to this. I've always wanted to try bleach but never have for some reason or other. Thanks for the challenge! Now if I can just keep it off my clothes.....

Julia S 03-21-2005 08:47 AM

Wonderful! I'm really looking forward to this. I've always wanted to try bleach but never have for some reason or other. Thanks for the challenge! Now if I can just keep it off my clothes.....

greendarner 03-21-2005 08:49 AM

Yea!! I've been needing an excuse to use bleach!

I'll be back after the kids go to bed.

needsmorestamps! 03-21-2005 09:20 AM

Like Julia, I have all the stuff to do this but just have never actually gotten around to it. Thanks for the "push" :lol:

Sherlie 03-21-2005 09:34 AM

Thanks for the information on using bleach. I have not tried it yet because I was reluctant to expose my stamps to bleach, I can see where the stamping on Versa Mark first would protect it some. Excellent idea.

kayinrd 03-21-2005 09:51 AM

I will maybe try to play later! I bought a new bottle of bleach a few months ago, but haven't gotten around to trying this technique!

mamakimberly 03-21-2005 10:21 AM

I'm sittin' outie on this one. The smell of bleach makes me *gag*.

I love the look, but can't STAND the smell!

Janice Brinson 03-21-2005 10:42 AM

Technique Lovers Challenge 04 --- won't you play too?
 
Here are the links to some cards in my gallery that I used bleach on. Since I just edited them to add the "TLC04" they are pending approval.

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=4


http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=3

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=4


I enjoy using bleach occasionally when stamping . . .

Thanks for posting these technique challenges. Gotta love 'em!

Michelerey 03-21-2005 11:04 AM

Here's my submissions to this week's technique challenge. Enjoy!

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

I'm having so much fun playing with bleach!

Michele

(edited to add additional links to more new creations!)

Darttella 03-21-2005 11:37 AM

Okay! Will be working on this in between loads of laundry!

needsmorestamps! 03-21-2005 12:02 PM

Quick question - does anyone know if the bleach pen works for this?

If so how do you use it? Made a puddle to stamp in? Color bleach right onto the stamp?

If you don't have bleach I've heard that Cascade dishwasher soap works too :)

grammasandycandy 03-21-2005 12:19 PM

ok, here are three new ones

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

akmoneypenny 03-21-2005 01:35 PM

I have used the bleach pen for this technique. Then I don't have to worry about spilling bleach everywhere. I can just put it where I want it. I apply directly to my stamp. If I get too much on there, I stamp it off onto a scrap piece first then onto my card. Just takes a little practice to see what works for you. I will try to get my sample scanned soon.

Darttella 03-21-2005 04:28 PM

Here's mine:

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

vkillmore 03-21-2005 04:57 PM

This is a card I did a while back I love to bleach!
Check out my bleach card!

vcm3007 03-21-2005 05:12 PM

I can't play with any new stuff right now but here's some that I already have in my gallery....I love bleach!

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=9

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...at=500&page=13

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...at=500&page=13

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...at=500&page=17

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...at=500&page=17

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...at=500&page=17 This butterfly is my favorite

Just edited them to include TLC04 so they may be pending

Island Stamper 03-22-2005 04:25 AM

I did these last summer, but they certainly fill the bill for this challenge.

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1
http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1
http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

Lesley aka Island Stamper

addicted2stamps 03-22-2005 05:06 AM

I'm not going to have a chance to stamp much this week, so I'll post a card I uploaded last week that uses bleach! I embossed the leaves and then painted with bleach

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

Michelerey 03-22-2005 09:41 AM

Here's a new one that got added late last night.

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

Michele

Julia S 03-22-2005 01:18 PM

Here is my first try at bleach. I just posted it so hopefully it will be uploaded soon.

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

TFL

Darttella 03-22-2005 01:28 PM

Here's my 2nd:

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

StampinPixie 03-22-2005 02:36 PM

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StampinPixie 03-22-2005 02:47 PM

Here you go - just popped in:

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

stampinpixie
"I have lots of will power; I just don't have any won't power." :roll:

imastampin 03-22-2005 04:40 PM

Here is mine. I embossed with black and then bleached inside the lines. Went back and watercolored the image.

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

imastampin 03-22-2005 04:40 PM

Ooops, deleted as double post. Sorry.

cuccicoo1002 03-23-2005 05:46 AM

Looking forward to giving this one a try...I've missed out on the last two...what is WRONG with me? I need to get some serious stamping done!!!

cuccicoo1002 03-23-2005 05:47 AM

Looking forward to giving this one a try...I've missed out on the last two...what is WRONG with me? I need to get some serious stamping done!!!

pinkhedgehog 03-23-2005 11:05 PM

Here's my first ever attempt at bleaching. I also used the colors from the color combo challenge.

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

needsmorestamps! 03-25-2005 09:34 AM

Here's my first try ever at bleaching. I started super simple ;) Now that I got the hang of it I'm going to try some more. As a matter of fact, I've already got some more images bleached and just need to make them into cards.

Thanks for the challenge!

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...at=4115&page=1

needsmorestamps! 03-25-2005 03:42 PM

Here's two *very* similar cards. Card number one also has kissing from TLC01

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1


http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

needsmorestamps! 03-25-2005 05:55 PM

When I'm doing something like this I always make more than one of the main image in case I mess up. When I don't I then have to make more cards :)

So here's two more bleach cards:

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1


(both were still pending when I posted this)

Michelle Laycock 03-25-2005 09:23 PM

Here's my card for the challenge.

I combined the technique with the Sketch challenge:

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

The real red is quite a powerful dyed paper. The bleached part is rather light.

AlisaZoe 03-25-2005 09:47 PM

Bleach Card
 
Hi Everyone

Here's my go at Bleaching.

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1


Cheers
Alisa

lizb 03-27-2005 04:29 AM

Here are 2 attempts at this week's challenge.
The first combines TLC04 with CC02 and SC13 and I used a piece of felt soaked with bleach in place of a stamp pad.

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

The second card is embossed first (black) and then I used a chlorox bleach pen to color it. I think I prefer this second technique. It was less smelly, messy and I prefer the results. Let me know what you think.

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

Thanks for looking :wink:

Liz

lizb 03-27-2005 04:40 PM

OK here are 3 more (1 left still to assemble). For these I stamped in black craft, embossed with clear ep and painted with aquapainter filled with bleach. I colored one of these with metallic marker but liked the others as they were. Thanks for looking.

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

Thanks for looking.
Liz

LindainND 03-28-2005 05:48 AM

Here are my two bleaching technique cards.

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

The bleaching was fun. So many good ideas presented in every technique. I am learning so much from all of these different techniqus and will be watching for the next one today too. :lol:

Thank you for starting these technique ideas and also a big thanks to everyone who participates with their cards. I learn so much from each and every card. :lol:

Linda

Julia S 03-28-2005 06:02 AM

Here is my second attempt at using bleach. It's fun to see what color is going to come up when you bleach the cardstock. Thanks for the challenge!

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

lizb 03-28-2005 06:56 AM

Here's my last 2:

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

http://gallery.splitcoaststampers.co...cat=500&page=1

Thanks for looking :)

LIz


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