Friday, October 12, 2012

Inside and Out Challenge - Bleach Technique

It's release week at Flourishes and time for noon time challenges. Wednesday brought the 'Inside and Out' challenge - deck out the inside as well as the outside of your card.

For this card I decided to try the Bleached Out Image technique found at Split Coast Stampers.

I started out by testing scraps of cardstock to see what the bleach would do. Different colours and different brands will give you different results. I liked the effect with this grey Bazzill cardstock. I stamped my image with Vesrsa Mark embossing ink and heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder. Place a small amount of regular household bleach in a glass container. With a fine paintbrush apply bleach to the image - be careful not to soak the paper with too much bleach as it will bleed beyond the edge of your image. After the bleach has dried colour as desired with markers.

For the tag I lightly applied bleach to the center of it with an almost dry paint brush to get a soft fading in the center.

Supplies - Standard A2 size
Paper - DP - Avonlea, White Daisy CS (CTMH), Light & Dk grey CS (Bazzill)
Stamps - Magnolias, Calla Lilies (Flourishes), Tender Tags (CTMH)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark (Tsukineko), Grey Wool (CTMH), Copics - R81, R83, Y11, G21, G94, YG93
Accessories - Rhinestone bling (Want2Scrap), button, pink waxy flax, bitty pearls (CTMH), ribbon (May Arts), clear embossing powder
Other - Labels 4 Sm, Decorative Labels 8, Classic Tag (Spellbinders), bleach, sewing machine, paint brush


  1. Connie this is GORGEOUS! Holy cow your coloring and the embossing are wonderful! Thanks for playing in Flourishes challenge this week.

  2. Beautiful card!! I really need to visit that technique again!!!

  3. Wonderful! Lovely color choices too!!!


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