I began the coloring with a Clorox Bleach Pen (laundry section of your grocery store) and then used a tortillon dipped in dilute clorox to which I added more clorox as I went along. It's all serendipity, since the color you end up with isn't entirely visible until about 10 minutes after you're finished. The mat die is not exactly the same on both ends, so really not meant for landscape orientation, but I think "artistic license" makes it okay on this card. Also, you wouldn't think black a good choice for an anniversary, but this is for a 20-year work-anniversary in a company a friend owns.
The bleach technique is sooooooo fun, especially because you can vary the color just by changing the dilution of the Clorox.
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Fri, Nov 14, 2014 @ 5:07 PM
Oh Wow, what a fun and unusual technique! I have heard of it but only tried it once and my results were nothing like yours! I love how the bleach produced that wonderful, neutral color! Hope to see more of you in the gallery, sharing your techniques! Beautifully done!