Monday, June 7, 2010

Bleach Embossing!

Trying something new!  Well it’s new to me but it’s a technique that’s been around for a while – bleach embossing.Picture or Video 591 I stamped the flower stems from the Friends 24/7 set in versamark and then embossed it with white embossing powder.  Then I painted inside the leaf and flower spaces with regular household bleach.  Just a tiny amount in a glass bowl is all it takes!  The embossing helps keep the bleach “inside” the lines.  The spaces you bleach will turn lighter right away.  Allow it to dry – which only takes a minute or two – and then use Stampin’ Write markers or chalks or pastels to color in those spaces.  The background piece is the new Presto DSP that is already embossed and sponging over it brings out the hidden design – in this case, words/poetry.  It starts out white and I sponged Old Olive over it.  Colors are Kraft, So Saffron and Old Olive.  Thanks to my stampin’ buddy Julie for teaching me this technique!  Hop over to www.thoughtsthatstick.blogspot.com to see her card.  Same stamps and papers but a totally different look!

Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

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