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Sunday, 21 March 2010

All Bleached out...

I don't know about you, but I have in the past tried out bleach stamping without a lot of success and more than my fair share of trepidation (I am such a klutz, the bleach gets everywhere) but when I saw a presenter on tv (sorry can't remember who it was) use bleach in a water brush to lift off colour I thought that this was reasonably safe way to use bleach that I could go for!!

I took some watercolour paper and applied non permanent ink (I used Ink it up pads)direct to the paper. I assume you could use actual watercolour paints. I then stamped my image with a permanent black ink pad and then put bleach in a water brush (I didn't use my posh valve one, I have a set of non valve brushes and used the fine tipped one. I have now marked that so I will only use it for this technique). I then started applying the bleach to the image (sort of reverse colouring lol) and voila. Very fast and quite easy to control where the bleach goes! These were all pretty quick ATCs to do but I think it is an interesting technique.

Obviously the effect you get probably depends on the paper, ink, colour and possibly even the strength bleach you use but I think the results are certainly different. I just added a couple of words and the odd flourish to finish them off. These are all available to trade. Have a nice day everyone!!


Sherry said...

Fabulous Cindy! It's a technique I've not really tried, but you make it sound easy and I may have a go.
Any chance of trading your purple lady one (right hand end of top picture) for a surprise?


Belinda said...

Hi Cindy theses look really pretty. I have tried bleaching on to photographs before and had great effects but have not ventured in to it again as I can not stand the smell ;(
I love how you try new things and always seem to get great results.

Carolands said...

Hi Cindy, these have turned out really nice, I have never tried bleaching or used a water brush before, but you have made it sound easy....can you tell me whether the bleach was neat or watered down? Great colours too.

Carol x

Lynda Howells said...

thanks cindy..great tip. i havetried this and works..l am so pleased!xlynda

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, these look great! What a fantastic way of using the dreaded bleach. Must give this a try...
Like Carol, I have the same question but guess it was neat?

Hope you are keeping well

DF - Heidi said...

loving these - i'm pants with my bleach efforts - i think the only good thing that came out of it was i managed to clean the draining board!!!

Creative Chaos said...

Woww, Cindy, those are all georgous !!!
Patti xx

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