Magical Bleach Stamping

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Stamping with bleach. It's like a magic trick, I tell ya. Well, a magic trick that's kind of stinky. But still, it's pretty darned amazing the first time, watching the image appear before your eyes. Or should I say disappear before your eyes?

This technique is probably the most controversial I've ever done. Stamping with bleach is so scary for some people, that it's best to just skip this video if you're terrified at the very thought of it. I can only tell you from my direct experience, that I've never had any damage to my stamps or scrapbooks from using bleach. And I've used it a LOT. You'll see in the video, I recommend stamping in a well-ventilated area, rinsing your stamps immediately after use, and allowing the project to dry thoroughly before using in your scrapbooks.

Here's the bonus:  after a session of bleach stamping, your family will think you've been doing laundry all day! Shhhh... it's our little secret.

16 comments:

Angela said...

Great Video! Thanks for the helpful tips...I think I might actually try that some time! :)

Sheila H said...

Your amazing technique produced a fabulous card. Thanks so much for the video!

Sharli said...

Awesome video Tressa! You crack me up! Seriously! What a wonderful card, too. Thank You!!!!

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Tresa, Great video! Gee, when you work with the bleach it doesn't look so spooky. I think I'll have to give it a try. It' a good technique to give a card the shabby chic look, I think. Thanks for sharing.

Gretel said...

Gotta admit, I was terrified at the thought of it...but I watched your video anyway. Will I actually try it? Quite honestly, jury is still out on that one!

Kim Burmeister said...

Great video, Tresa! Love your card!

Jennifer Perry said...

First baby wipes and now bleach! I would have never thunk it.... Thank you.

LMcBurney said...

great card Tresa and wonderful video showing the technique!

Lolis said...

Great video! YOU'RE AWESOME! Love the card!

bren yule said...

I LURVE it! You rock girlfriend! See you at convention in a few daze!

Katy said...

AWESOME card...WONDERFUL video...FABULOUS YOU!!! I tried bleach YEARS AGO and seeing this video and this SUPER CUTE card makes me want to try it again! I honestly don't see how you come up with so many "things"...you're the mostest creativest person I know!

Nancy Ball said...

Great video, as always Tresa! I must say though, if you ever stop having the funny stuff in them at the beginning or end, I will have to stop watching! I really enjoy your funny stuff....the end of this one was no exception! You crack me up!

Tresa Black said...

LOL Nancy. Some people say they wish I would ONLY do the tutorials, not bother with the intros. Can't please everyone so I'll have to please myself. Glad you enjoy the funny stuff, but I hope you're learning and enjoying from the middle parts too.

Anonymous said...

Love the card. What flower stamp is that? I love the size of it! TFS

Tresa Black said...

The flower is from Something Splendid set. It's the August Stamp of the Month from Close to My Heart.

ALessner said...

I am so glad that i just found this I have tried to bleach stamp so many times on white core cardstock and could never figure out why it didnt work. Now I know!!! I have to get some bleach so i can try this now the right way!! Thanks Tresa

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