by Beate Johns
Stamp an image with bleach and reveal a colorful background.
- Two or more pigment inks
- Darker dye ink
- Household bleach
- Sponge brush or disposable plate with paper towel
- Neutral cardstock
Apply one color of pigment ink with a sponge (here, Certainly Celery).
Apply the next color of pigment ink (here, Lavender Lace). Make sure the entire piece of cardstock is covered. Let dry, or use a heat tool to set the ink.
Apply darker dye ink over entire cardstock with a brayer.
Eggplant Envy was used here, as Basic Black does not work. Apply several coats to cover all color. Let dry again.
Apply bleach to the stamp with a foam brush.
Tip: A makeshift bleach pad can be made by folding a paper towel and placing it on a disposable plate. Add a little bit of bleach, and use that to apply bleach to the stamp.
Stamp the bleached image on the brayered cardstock.
Let dry and finish the project.