Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Fun with Bleach

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

Today I'm sharing a card that was made from
techniques at our retreat. This is a card using Susan's bleach technique.

The retreat was long ago and I'm still trying to get cards made
from things we did and get them posted. This one is long overdue.

She gave us each a little dish with a bit of bleach in it and a cheap 
paintbrush that we could just use for bleach.  It worked seamlessly.
I might add that it was splashless bleach.  A warning though. You still need to 
be careful using it and old clothes are suggested.  Just in case.

We used our new blending brushes (thank you, Trina) to blend
Distress Oxide ink on cardstock.  I dabbed a bit with a baby wipe
because I like the bit of texture it adds.

When the ink was dry (make sure it's dry) we stamped an outline stamp
with Archival ink.  Then we set about removing the color from the
inside of the image with a little bleach on our brush, blotting often with a
paper towel.

I love this stamp but can't decide if it's an iris or a lily?

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe 
Stamps:  Summer Glow (PB), Deepest Sympathy (HA)
Ink:   Archival Jet Black, Whisper White
Paper:   Neenah, Basic Black
Other:  Bleach, Watercolor pencil, White EP, Blending Brushes


Robyn Oliver said...

Simply gorgeous card Bonnie, love your colours and that is a fabulous stamp - lily or iris?? have a great day hugs Robyn

Pat said...

I adore that green background Bonnie and the bleached flower stands out so well over the top, and love just that bit of yellow on ech of the petals. I think it is probably a lily because I'm not sure that an Iris has so many petals, but the shape of the petals is more like an Iris...oh well, the juries out as they x

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Bonnie, your bleach lift really pulled out the colour and I love that touch of yellow at the centre of the flowers :)

Doreen said...

A beautiful card.x

JosieD said...

Like the look of this card! Particularly the pretty colors in the background softened and textured with the baby wipe. Plus the clear embellishments. All such good background touches to set off this pretty stamp with interesting bleach technique.

Carole said...

beautiful card bonnie. I love your background and how it sets off your stamped lily/iris? (not sure either) so well in the striking white.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card Bonnie.

Brenda in IN said...

This is so pretty and I do love that background. I'm not sure, either, what flower that is. It could be either one.

I Card Everyone said...

I'm thinking Iris, and a beauty at that, Bonnie! This technique intrigues me... can't imagine how that bleach doesn't eventually eat the paper as it does fabric! Amazing!

nancy littrell said...

I think iris because of the ruffles around the pretty flower petals. So beautiful with the bleaching and added bit of yellow. I love your sponged background and sentiment too. I am already getting excited about our next retreat:-) I can't wait to see you again, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Linda said...

Your bleached Iris/Lily looks so pretty against your sponged background. Beautiful card, Bonnie.

marilyn said...

Lovely card and nice to see bleaching technique again! Flowers certainly look my iris's, so that's what I'm going with!

Brenda said...

What a gorgeous card Bonnie! I love your background but it is the flowers that steal the show. I love how you bleached them out and added just a tad bit of color to them. They look like iris's to me, but they could pass for lilies too. lol But I'm going for iris's because that is what it looks like to me. Hugs, Brenda

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Bonnie - love how completely the bleach has removed the ink. Looking at the stem structure, I think the flowers are lilies :) Just my penny worth, although I must say the flowers themselves look more like irises.

Bobby said...

I'm glad to hear it works so well with DOX, Bonnie. I tried bleaching cardstock with varying results. I'm definitely trying this. I think it's an iris since lily petals aren't quite so frilly. At least ones I've seen.

Mac Mable said...

I am going for an Iris Bonnie....Stunning card. Love the fun technique and what a wow effect it is x.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful, Bonnie, Love this technique and you did a fabulous job.

TK said...

Beautiful job on your technique, this is really gorgeous!

BożenA said...

I really like this technique. Lets make such beautiful cards as yours. Beautifully designed card.

Loll said...

Wow! This is one gorgoeus card Bonnie! I love the bright colour of your background. I can see just a little bit of the texture from the baby wipe - so cool. And your bleached image is perfectly done. That was such a fun technique and I've used it a few times since the retreat. Your irises (I think they are irises) are gorgeous with the bleaching. The white is just perfect against the bright turquoise with touches of yellow. Awesome! xx