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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Technique Page Bleaching

I know this is an old technique but to have a book of techniques it needs to be made to be included in it!!

You want a darker colored card stock to do this technique. Fold your paper towels to fit in the glass dish. Set the paper towels in the glass dish and carefully pour the bleach on it to soak them. You do not want them to be too dry but you don't want them to be sopping either. You will be using the paper towels as your "ink" pad. Put your stamp on the paper towel "pad" as you would an ink pad. Stamp the image on your dark colored card stock. As the bleach dries the image will show up in a different color. You may want to do this in a well ventilated area due to the smell of the bleach.

It's a pretty simple technique and you can have a lot of fun with it. It's very interesting to see what colors the bleach brings out in different colors of card stock. You may want to click on the photo to see the bleaching closer. It didn't photograph well.

I have trouble working with bleach because I have a cat that LOVES it for some odd reason. We think she may have been a bleach blond in another life!!! LOL I have Holly Tex brand carpet in my workroom and there is a list of steps of cleaners that you use to get up spots and the last item on the list is bleach water (half and half). This carpet was designed to accept the bleach mixture without ruining the carpet. Well, there had been a couple of times I had to use it and that cat would rub on the carpet with her face. I have to put a laundry basket on the area and put something on top of it so she doesn't get into that area. I just don't know what is up with that cat. And if I get it on my hands, even after washing them she still smells it. And then she's constantly rubbing her face in my hands. Silly, silly cat!!! Today I was able to do this technique without her being near me. Lucky me!!!

You can use this technique to create some fun backgrounds!!

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Thank you SO much for stopping by,
Wanda

4 comments:

Sara Paschal said...

I love doing this, and the cat story is LOL funny :)

Happy Stamp Day!

Lori said...

Cool! Yet another technique I have yet to try. Funny story about the cat!

Anonymous said...

I'll have to try that technique. What a silly cat. Never heard of such. Joyce T.

Chrissy said...

Another awesome technique and page!! Your cat story is to funny.