Monday, March 7, 2011

Use Bleach

That was the challenge at Speedy the Cats Friends. Well I tried and I tried but I couldn't find any card stock that would bleach. Then I tried a technique on glossy with Pigment ink and Dye ink but the Pigment ink smeared so after a wasted morning I gave up and chose to do a faux bleaching technique. The stamp is a Tim Holtz and I used Alcohol Ink around it.


The background was made years ago. If I remember correctly it's Elmers Glue and PearlX heated with the heat gun.
I also tried a technique I saw in a video on Stamp TV. You wrap your brayer with a rubber band, roll it in your Versa Mark and embossed with Gold EP. I really liked my background. Looked for a small image so I wouldn't cover it all up.
I tried to get a little artsy. I rolled up some tulle and sewed it together to make a little rose. There is a pearl in the center. Then I tried to make one of those hat pins that are becoming so popular. 

6 comments:

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Pat, thanks for giving our bleach technique challenge a try. :) I used Stampin' Up's cardstock and it bleached very well for me, in case you ever want to try this out again. I like your faux bleach technique, though; looks beautiful! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh wonderful job with the bleach and rubberbands!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Joanne (jojot) said...

your results from the bleach technique were fabulous....wowza....so were the rubberband techniqu results...haven't done that for MANY years......thanks for sharing with Speedy's Friends this week

Susan Raihala said...

You know, I tried using a bleach pen, which worked great for me a few years ago, and it just wouldn't work this time at all. So I bought a new bottle of bleach, and that worked fine. I wonder if bleach goes bad? Weird, huh?

Whatever, you improvised beautifully, and both your cards are lovely!

Thanks for playing with Speedy's friends!

Dana said...

These are fabulous!! I can def learn a few things from you!!

Merry said...

What beautiful rose....and a lovely card. I shall have to drag out my tulle and have a try.