It's been quite some time since I stamped with bleach. I forgot how really cool it is to see how cardstock changes when you use bleach on it. This is the card we did in class this week.
I used Cajun Craze cardstock and the bleached leaves turned out a perfect match with So Saffron. That's what is so neat, to see what colors the stamped images wind up being. I stamped several different pieces of cardstock just to see what they would look like. Don't even try black. Nothing happens. No color change. And red cardstock doesn't do much either.
If you want to try this here are some tips: Use gel bleach. I poured a small amount on a doubled up piece of felt placed on a plastic plate. Don't have too much bleach or your image will be a big smudge. Don't press the stamp onto the felt too hard. However, when stamping on the cardstock, I found pressing down hard resulted in a better image.
I notified the stampers that we would be using bleach and suggested they wear old clothes but I did take an apron and an old shirt for anyone who needed it. Here are Karin and Cheryl who took advantage of the apron since she came to class directly from work.
Stamps: Best of Autumn
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Cajun Craze, So Saffron
Misc: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Deco Labels Framelits, Burlap Ribbon, Gold Brads, Tombo Glue (best adhesive for the burlap ribbon)
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