Sunday, February 27, 2011

Bleach Overstamping Technique

This technique is from the June/July 2004 Technique Junkies newsletter. It's really pretty cool! I love using "household" items in my stamping! This technique is really quite simple. You use just regular liquid bleach and pour it into a container that has paper towels in it to pretty much make yourself a bleach stamp pad. Then, "ink" your stamp with the bleach and stamp it on your cardstock. You will, however, want to immediately clean your stamp after stamping to get all the bleach off! Let the bleach dry or use a heat tool to dry the bleach on your cardstock and then stamp again with "real" ink. That's pretty much it! Here are the items I used to make this card.

Stamp sets: Upsy Daisy, Medallion

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pretty In Pink, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry

Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty In Pink

Other: bleach, 5/16" Jumbo brads, Early Espresso 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

All products (except bleach of course) made by/sold by Stampin' Up!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, my goodness...this is gorgeous, but say the work "bleach" and I get scared!!! Looks like you had wonderful control over the technique. You achieved fabulous results!


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