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Blockheads is sponsoring a Bleach Technique challenge right now and if you submit your creation URL by March 21st, 2012, you could win a $25 gift certificate to the Blockheads store! The winner will be selected by our Design Team.
I did my bleaching on an image from the amazing stamp set called
The technique is very easy. You can follow the step-by-step directions from Blockheads DT member, Leslie Turner HERE.
On gray cardstock, I stamped the butterfly-in-medallion image with Versamark ink, sprinkled on silver embossing powder, and hit it with the heat tool. When the embossing was cool, I used a small paintbrush to paint on bleach straight from the bottle (good old-fashioned Clorox).
The bleached areas turned a buttery yellow; so pretty! Then I colored in some of the areas with watercolor pencils and used a circle die cut to cut out the image.
I used some old gathered lace ribbon and adhered it behind the circle with Scor-Tape, then mounted on the card base with dimensional foam stickers.
The base is Blush Blossom cardstock that was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder from the 'Love's In The Air' Collection, then the edges were sponged with Tattered Rose ink.
The ribbon is from the scrap bag, and just happened to fit the colors perfectly. :) Love when that happens. I sewed a vintage button to the center of the bow. A couple of Rock Fern Punches add interest to the bow, as well as a pearl/rhinestone stick pin.
If you'd like to play along with us, here is what you need to do:
If you blog and would like to join our Technique Challenge Blog Hop, simply create something using this technique, post it to your blog and include the link code:
To enter this code after composing your post, simply switch to HTML editing mode (there is an HTML tab next to the compose tab on blogger above the window where you type your post) and paste the code at the bottom of the HTML code that was created by blogger when you composed your post. This code creates links to other participants. To be fair to other participants, links will be removed that don't include the code.
Finally, submit your URL here: Blockheads Challenge - Bleach Technique Blog Hop
Submit your URL by March 21st, 2012 for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate! The winner will be selected by our Design Team.
Thanks for the super comments you've all left for me lately! I love to read each and every one, and they brighten my days. :)
Stamps: Nature Medallions - Blockheads Paper Arts
Paper: Blush Blossom, Basic Gray - SU
Ink: Versamark Embossing ink - Tsukineko; Tattered Rose Distress - Ranger
Fibers: gathered lace; pink satin ribbon
Other: bleach; pearls - Recollections; vintage button; thread; watercolor pencils - Derwent; Big Shot; circle die - Spellbinders; heat tool - SU; silver embossing powder - SU; Rock Fern Punch - EK Success; Love's In The Air embossing folder - Cuttlebug; stick pin - Jenni Bowlin Studio
Dimensions: 5" square