White Christmas

Friday, December 7, 2007

This card was created using bleach to stamp the tree. The bleach lifts the dye from the background, and gives a bit of a ghosty appearance to the stamped image, perfect for a snowy look. I love using bleach stamping on my projects, it's such a versatile technique! The fumes can be a bit overwhelming, so work in a well ventilated area, and don't make 150 cards in one sitting.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous. Does the bleach hurt the acrylic stamps?

Did you use CTMH CS for the tree, or another brand? I thought that the buffered paper didn't react with bleach very well. Care to enlighten me?

=) Thanks Tresa! Your artwork is always stunning!

Nona

Tresa Black said...

Thank you Nona!
To answer your questions: The acrylics (and rubber stamps too) are fine with bleach on them, you'll want to rinse well to remove all the bleach when you're done.
The paper I used is CTMH, and you're right -- the printed cardstock (CTMH doesn't dye their cardstock, they print it) won't bleach. So you need to make your own dyed cardstock. I use a brayer or sponge and CTMH dye inkpads and then I can bleach stamp anything I want!

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