Monday, May 19, 2008

ATC Swaps - Bleaching

Here is my next installment of ATC swaps. This month we had to do a swap using the bleaching technique, which is an extremly versatile technique. What you do is you apply bleach your cardstock to actually change the colour of the cardstock you are using to give you a cool new affect. It especially works well on Old Olive Cardstock as it changes it to a beautiful bright yellow colour rather than a faded white colour like alot of the other card stocks do.

TIP WHEN USING THIS TECHNIQUE: Do not apply the bleach using a paint brush as it tends to eat away at the brizzles. The first time I used the technique I didn't realise this and I ended up with no brizzles on my paint brush... Whoops! I find a cotton tip works well and you can throw it out when your finished. That's what I used on my ATC's.

For mine this month I must admit I'm not 100% happy with them and could have put in alot more effort had I actually started them before they were due. I still like them. I think they are sweet looking and the colours are so stunning together but could have done better.

Here is also a picture of another card I did at a card class using bleaching. I really like the colours and how the dripping of the bleach made the rest of the card look
Have a great evening! Happy Stampin'


Kari said...

I got one of these!!! It is gorgeous Dani! I love the colours - very dramatic! Well done! :) K

Joanna Wassens said...

I got one too Dani! Thank you! It is lovely.