In last month’s technique class, I taught the ladies how to use bleaching on their handmade cards. Out of the six techniques I showed, the bleaching was the one I think they all enjoyed most.
Bleaching is very easy to do and you can come up with totally different looks depending upon which color card stock you choose. Notice in these samples that when I stamped with the bleach on Chocolate Chip card stock, it looks very different from when I stamped on Old Olive (the Old Olive really looks like I stamped in Daffodil Delight Ink but it really is just stamped in bleach).
Steps for bleaching:
supplies needed: regular liquid household bleach, paper towels, plastic container, rubber stamp, colored card stock
Step 1. Prepare a bleach “pad” by folding a couple of paper towels together and place in a plastic container (an empty stamp set case works great). Add enough bleach to the paper towel pad to make it moist but not dripping wet.
Step 2. Lightly press stamp onto bleach pad (if you push too hard, you will get too much bleach on the stamp).
Step 3. Stamp the image onto colored card stock. Each color of card stock will change to a different color when bleached and you might even get a different result with the same color of card stock on another day due to dye lot differences.
Step 4. Let image dry; it will take a few minutes for the bleach process to finish. You can speed it up with a heat tool.
If you haven’t joined us for these monthly rubber stamping and scrapbooking techniques classes, we’d love to have you!