Painting with Bleach + another Free Digital Stamp – First Posted: Friday, February 05, 2010

I’ve been playing with bleach today which I didn’t think was working to begin with until I realised that not all paper/card stocks can be bleached lol, you certainly know it when you find one that can as it is so quick! It is a really fun technique.

I tested bleach on several papers and settled on this handmade one which bleached instantly. I printed my image onto my paper then filled an aquapainter with bleach and a little water and ‘painted’ my image trying to keep within the lines. This kind of paper soaks up liquid ultra fast so I dried my brush on a piece of kitchen paper frequently and made sure that my brush was damp rather than wet. I created the water effect by lightly brushing over the high spots of the texture in the paper. I printed a sentiment and glued it behind a frame and added some eyelets, I added some more eyelets to my card blank and strung the two together with brown embroidery thread to add a faux rope detail.

Bleach tall ship card

Here is your digi:

(click on the image to expand before saving to your computer)

Tall ship