Sunday, June 1, 2008

Bleaching

Hi :)
The other day I mentioned that I only made 6 cards but didnt have time to show them all, so here I am trying to catch up. It has been a long and tiring couple of months for me since I have had my youngest (4 1/2 months). It definitely is easier to 'bounce back' when you are younger and fitter (22yrs), not older and wiser (39 yrs)....lol.

Anyway, the bleaching technique I have used involves embossing the image and then using an aqua pen filled with bleach, or paintbrush (which is what I have used in this instance) dipped in bleach, to lighten the cardstock until you get the desired effect. Black cardstock really surprised me in that it went orange. It looks more effective IRL. I have gone over parts of the image more than others to get that shading and 3D effect. I have layered the image onto Rose Red and Black cardstock. The background image is stamped with versamark and then embossed with clear EP. The background stamp is called French Script. Oh, and the main image is from the stamp set called Summer by the Sea.

Thanks for looking :)

4 comments:

Sue Madex said...

That looks really striking Tracy. It sounds like fun to try the bleaching on diff colours and see what happens! Must give it a go!

Shell07 said...

Wow Tracy. This looks amazing. I have never heard of or seen this technique before. Its really effective. You are clever. Cant wait to see your next creation.
xx

Christine said...

Tracey thanks for checking out my CM site, hope you liked it. I just updated it & sent you a newsletter. Just let me know if you don't want it. Cheers.

yvonne said...

I love this technique, you never know what colours are going to appear! Great card!