Saturday, 3 December 2016

It's PaperArtsy guest blogger time!

Hello Everyone,

For the past week over on the fabulous PaperArtsy Blog there has been lots of inspiration and wonderful projects for Topic #23 - Bleach techniques which was introduced brilliantly as always by Darcy HERE.

I love the effects you can get using bleach on paper, card, inks, etc., and have tried out various different combinations in the past.  I even have a pad which has some sort of product that removes colour that you can use as an 'ink' pad for stamps.  In all the attempts I made I have found the results to be extremely varied.  With some card and also inks bleach barely works at all and often when it does work it leaves a totally unexpected colour behind.  Some of these are lovely and some not so, lol!  I also like 'painting' with bleach if I get the right combination of card or ink  On this occasion I wanted to use stamps and stencils to remove colour from dye ink backgrounds on matte coated cardstock and I did a few experiments using bleach but found that a faux bleach technique using water was more successful.  If you hop over to the PaperArtsy Blog you can see my step by steps on how I created two Christmas cards using mainly Sarah Naumann stamps, sneak peeks of which you can see below.





Thanks for dropping by!

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

5 comments:

snazzyoriginal said...

Love that blue grey combination, so pretty x

Aquarius said...

I'm off to take a look - I've always had very mixed results with actual bleach, sometimes no effect at all! I think I prefer the water method with Distress inks.

sam21ski said...

You dark horse you!!

veronica said...

of to have a look - bleach is very variable, brilliant when it does work! As a rule I usually found that cheaper card bleaches better than the dearer stuff, and some colours just wouldn't work at all - as you say, water seems to be more reliable.....

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Lesley,
Brilliant creations!
Wishes
Lynne