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Old 11-23-2005, 05:25 PM   #1  
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Default Trouble with bleaching technique

Can some one help out?

I have been trying to use bleach for the image on our Christmas card - and it is not going as smoothly as I had hoped.

The stamp DH and I selected is a non-SU nativity scene, about 2 x 2 1/2. It is a solid type, rather than outline, and there is a "solid" evergreen on either side. I love the way it looks bleached on burgundy cs - turns out a lovely gold color.

Here is the problem - often the bleach does not cling well enough to the stamp, especially the trees, so it does not really make a solid gold image on the cs. On the other hand, if I make my paper towel pad wetter, the stamp gets too wet, and the smaller parts (like the words O Holy Night) all kind of run together.

I have tried dipping and then wiping off a little with another paper towel, or spreading the bleach a little with a swab - works some times and not others.

(I could change the whole scheme of things - using something like blue ink on white cs, layering with gold and/or blue and/or burgundy - just have not found another color scheme I like as well!!

Thanks for any help.
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Hi, Dorothy! I have tried bleaching, with inconsistant results. . . so know what I do when I want the look of bleach without the smell and the clothing hazard (I am a klutz, and always end up with some on me!!)?

Vanilla craft. Maybe give that a whirl? it looks great on burgundy! See my latest upload - www.splitcoaststampers.com/go/jbalcer

HTH. . . and maybe someone has better suggestions on using bleach for you. I figure if I don't really use it for cleaning, I should probably keep away from it in my stamp room! ROFL!!!
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