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I wanted to share with you a great little technique that I have been playing with called the Bleaching technique.  This has been around for years and I dabbled a bit many years ago but with so many new stamp sets in my possession I thought I would give it another go.  In this first card I used the Happiness Abounds stamp set and used the rose and leaf images stamped in versamark onto Gray Granite card stock and then heat embossed with black embossing powder.  Once this was cooled I took an old paint brush and some common household bleach and painted the inside of the image.  I let it dry and when I looked I thought it looked similar to Soft Sea Foam so that's what I used to mount the card front with.  I first of all though got my metal ruler and held it about .5cm in from each edge and ran the bleached paint brush down each side.  This gave the impression that it was mounted on Soft Sea Foam.  There is no ink at all on this card can you believe it??    You can experiment as I did, as each coloured cardstock will give you different colours when bleached.  Some better than others.  I had so much fun experimenting on my scrap bits of card stock.  TIP:  make sure when doing this technique you are in a well ventilated area as the fumes of the bleach may get to you! 

For this next card, I thought I would try another colour card stock so used Pumpkin Pie.   A great result as it looks just like Daffodil Delight but however I used the stamp from Cottage Rose stamp set and used copper embossing powder to emboss.  I added a little green to the leaves and the inside of the flower. 

So now I'm getting excited why not add more colour?  In these next cards I added colour just by using my water painters and ink refills and painted over the bleached areas.  I found that I had to let each layer dry before building up the colour.  I learnt that using the heat gun to fasten up the drying process only overheated the embossing powders and they went back to dull.  Lesson learnt!  Loved doing this technique.  Hope you will give it a go.  The list of supplies used at the bottom and you can shop for any of the supplies right here at my store.  Just click on the shop with me buttone above which will take you directly to my store. 



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