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If All Else Fails…Bleach It!!!

It’s Technique Tuesday! Today I want to bring back an oldie…bleaching.

Our card stock with Stampin’ Up! is dyed all the way through so it makes it interesting when bleaching it.

To do this project you will need:

  • a paper plate
  • paper towel (preferably with no print or ink on it)
  • a splash of bleach
  • stamp
  • colored card stock

For this specific card I took Shaded Spruce Card Stock and stamped leaves on it to resemble eucalyptus leaves to go with the koala. The ink I used was bleach.

To prepare the “ink pad” I took a paper plate and a paper towel. I folded the paper towel until the entire thing fit inside the edges of the plate. I then poured bleach on the towel until it was just more than damp. Then you take your stamp and “ink” it with the bleach. The towel on the plate is a modified ink pad.

After stamping make sure you set your card stock aside and allow it to dry for about 15 minutes. As it dries you will see the colors come out from the core of the card stock. For instance, Shaded Spruce has somewhat of a yellow undertone. So, as you can see, the stamped images became lighter with a slightly yellow tone.

When your card stock is dry, decorate and use just like you would a stamped mat.

Have you created with this technique before? When you do create a project with this technique please post your photo on my page so others can get ideas too. My page is at https://facebook.com/StampingWithJoni.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Published by Joni Daniel

I am a Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator and I love what I do in helping you to create. Please leave comments and happy crafting!

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