Bleached Out Images
by Beate Johns
Use household bleach to add highlights to embossed images.
- Plastic or glass container to hold bleach
- Watercolor brush
- Detailed image stamp (Craft Secrets Clear Art Stamps Rose used here)
- Distress Ink, or other ink suitable for embossing
- Embossing powder
- Embossing heat tool
- Colored cardstock
Ink stamp and stamp the image on colored cardstock.
Pour embossing powder over the image. Tap off excess. Clear embossing powder was used here to create a soft image. Any color of embossing powder would work.
Use an embossing heat tool to heat the embossing powder until it melts.
Add bleach to a glass or plastic container and dip the watercolor brush into it.
Apply bleach to image.
Continue to add bleach to the image until the entire image is bleached out.
Let dry or use the heat tool to speed up the drying process.
Step 6 (Optional)
Color your image with a color medium of your choice.
Copic Markers were used for this sample.
When using Copic Markers only use clear embossing powder.
Finish your project.