Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bleaching with Fifth Avenue Floral

I demonstrated the bleaching technique at our group meeting last night using the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set on Basic Gray cardstock. To do your own bleaching, take a folded paper towel and place it in the bottom of a stampin' store container (or other plastic container), then liberally soak it with bleach. This becomes your "ink pad." After you get your stamp "inked" up with bleach, press on colored cardstock for several seconds before lifting to allow the bleach to penetrate the cardstock thoroughly. In just a minute or two, your image will appear...and you will notice the bleach will take on different shades with different colors of cardstock.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Thank You Kindly
Paper: Kraft, Basic Gray CS, Urban Oasis DSP
Ink: Basic Gray
Other: Household bleach, Baja Breeze Striped Ribbon


Julie Davison said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for such a wonderful demo last night! I enjoyed all of your bleached samples!

Joyce said...

Love the bleaching on basic grey. Very nice card.

Anthonette said...

I LOVE bleaching! I haven't done this in a very long time. Thanks for the inspiration, Stacey! The image looks like it glows. Great card and super card you just published today with Upsy Daisy image. I'm definitely using bleach this week.