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Technique Lovers Challenge 04 --- won't you play too?
Good morning, stampers! This week's challenge is BLEACH.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.