I'm having a great time using the ombre technique.
Another card from our retreat.
bleach technique. I love this stamp
but I don't know where it came from or
Friend's Forever. (Thanks Colleen). It doesn't seem to be available now
which is a shame because I would love to have this set.
With Linda's instruction and those blending brushes, I was able to get a rich,
smooth background for the first time ever!
We stamped and heat embossed an image.
I loved the open flower but it kept calling to me to use bleach on it.
So I did and was I sorry!
I think I was too heavy handed with it or didn't blot fast enough.
I thought I'd ruined the whole piece.
But then I remembered that Susan had said we could go back in and
watercolor over the bleached part.
So with nothing to lose, I pulled out my watercolor pencils and a damp
waterbrush and went to work.
I think I saved it.
I hope I can save the other sample I did, but that was
enough stress for one day!
I'm joining in at
There's still a couple of days to join in at
CAS Mix Up
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Stamps: Forever Friends (ret. Clearly Besotted), Hello Friend (GKD)
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Seedless Preservs, Spun Sugar, Work Lipstick (DOX)
Other: White EP, Bleach, Watercolor Pencils (Caran d'ache #90 Purple, #220 Grass Green, #69 Burnt Sienna, Blending Brushes