June 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop – Painting With Bleach

Jun 17, 2021 | Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the June 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of this fun collaboration with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This month’s theme is Painting with Bleach. Keep reading to see my project below, then make sure to hop over to the other blogs to check out more great projects using the Painting with Bleach technique.

June 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop

Painting with Bleach Technique

The Painting with Bleach technique is just like it sounds.  Pour a small amount of bleach in a small bowl/container and use a paintbrush to “paint” the bleach inside a stamped and heat embossed image.  The bleach reacts with the cardstock, but not with the embossed area.  The result is a lighter or different color area (depending on which color cardstock you use) where the bleach was applied.

It is very important to work with caution when using bleach. Clean your brush and bowl right away when done with the bleach.

June 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop - Painting with Bleach – Learn how to make a card using the painting with bleach technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

Instructions

I started my card by heat embossing the large Daisy Garden image with clear embossing powder on a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Garden Green cardstock.

June 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop - Painting with Bleach – Learn how to make a card using the painting with bleach technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

After heat embossing, I used a small paintbrush to “paint” the bleach onto the flower petal areas of the stamped/embossed image.  The bleach made those areas a light yellow color, which worked out well for the daisy flowers.

June 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop - Painting with Bleach – Learn how to make a card using the painting with bleach technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

Since the bleached-out color was a light yellow, I layered the stamped piece onto a 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″ piece of So Saffron cardstock.  Then I added this layered piece to a Garden Green card base (11″ x 4-1/4″ and scored at 5-1/2″ on the long side) using Dimensionals.

June 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop - Painting with Bleach – Learn how to make a card using the painting with bleach technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

For the sentiment piece, I stamped the word “friend” from the Daisy Lane stamp set with Garden Green ink on white cardstock.  Then, I punched it out using the Tailored Tag punch and added it to the card with a few Dimensionals.

June 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop - Painting with Bleach – Learn how to make a card using the painting with bleach technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

To do the inside of the card, I stamped on a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of white cardstock.  The sentiment is stamped with Garden Green ink and the flower with So Saffron ink. 

June 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop - Painting with Bleach – Learn how to make a card using the painting with bleach technique. | #mackenziemakes #stampinup | www.mackenziemakes.com

It’s always interesting when working with bleach.  We did some stamping with bleach last year, so check out that post (and blog hop) for other ideas.

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Here’s a list of all the other demos participating in this hop. Check out all of their posts for more great projects.

June 2021 Technique Squad Blog Hop Roll Call

Happy making!

Mackenzie

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Hi, I'm Mackenzie! I'm a lover of all things crafty, and an Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator. I'm here to inspire you to make stuff, so let's get making!

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1 Comment

  1. Amy

    I love how you picked up the bleached out color when you added the So Saffron color! Very pretty card! Daisies are a favorite for me!

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