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Old 09-07-2009, 06:22 PM
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Default Bleach Techniques

There are several bleach techniques. I will share a few and I hope you will feel free to share the bleach techniques you know too.

Spraying bleach on cardstock is fun! I never know what color I'll get after the bleach dries! Put some bleach in a mini mister and simply spray it on your cardstock. Don't water the bleach down -- use it full strength. I lay my cardstock in the bathtub, so any over-spray from the bleach will actually do some good. LOL. When you are finished, return any bleach to your jug of bleach, otherwise it will turn a rusty-color and ruin your spray bottle.

Be sure to work in a well-ventilated area!

Here are some samples. Wouldn't they make great backgrounds!
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:25 PM
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Here is another Bleach Technique -- Bleach Resist.

Stamp your image with VersaMark and clear emboss, THEN spray the bleach. The embossed area will resist the bleach and keep the original color of your cardstock. How simple is this?!
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:35 PM
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I stumbled on this use of bleach quite accidentally, but I'm pleased with the results.

Stamp your image with archival black ink, then color images with dye markers. Spritz heavily with water so the marker runs beyond the edges.* When dry, use bleach to remove color from the stamped images, leaving the color behind the image.

Tip: I have a waterbrush that is designated for bleach only, and it works great for this technique. Be sure to empty the bleach from your waterbrush when you are finished, otherwise the bleach turns a rusty-color.

*Tip 2: Because of the sprayed water, you will need to flatten the cardstock. (You can do this step before or after adding the bleach.) Simply iron it sandwiched between plain paper with an iron (highest setting, no steam). Do not use printed paper or printed newsprint!!! (Ask me how I know. LOL)

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Here is another Bleach Technique -- Bleach Resist.

Stamp your image with VersaMark and clear emboss, THEN spray the bleach. The embossed area will resist the bleach and keep the original color of your cardstock. How simple is this?!
Really cool looking, too!
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Thank you very much!
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You've give such good tutorials & great pics for us visual learners! Now I just have to take some time away from all of the kids I've been around lately & get some stamping done!
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Thank you, Lee. You are such an encourager! I appreciate your kind words!
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I added the following tip to Bleach Tutorial #3

*Tip 2: Because of the sprayed water, you will need to flatten the cardstock. (You can do this step before or after adding the bleach.) Simply iron it sandwiched between plain paper with an iron (highest setting, no steam). Do not use printed paper or printed newsprint!!! (Ask me how I know. LOL)
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Thanks for sharing Deb - all these are great and I have a bunch of the mini misters so I will try that technique first.
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Great, Nancy. Have fun! We're looking forward to seeing your art.
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