The March Technique Challenge at Blockheads Paper Arts is under way now and will run until March 21st. Design Team Member, Leslie, came up with a Bleaching Technique to challenge us. See Leslie's post here. The complete instructions for this fun technique can be found on the Blockheads web page here. I made three projects with the Bleach Technique and will show you two of them today and the third next week.
I did a little testing before I started my projects. The top sample is Mat Board (the kind used for framing). The second is a cardstock that has a different color on each side. The bleached end is on the right; the reverse side on the left. The last sample is Navy textured cs. I decide that I liked the results of all of the samples. Since the Mat Board turned out so well, I thought it would look cool if I applied the bleach directly to some pale blue Mat Board. And this is how that turned out. Love it.
For project number one, I used the pale blue Mat board for the background and the Navy CS for the main image. And, I thought since I am using Mat Board, why not make wall hanging type projects? So, that is what I did as you will see.
Light Blue Mat Board
Navy Textured Cardstock
Sheer White wide ribbon
Frame-5 x 7 black
Stamp the large flower from the Inspired by Nature stamp set with black pigment ink and heat emboss with black embossing powder. I applied the bleach to the inner row of petals with a Q-Tip. I let is set there and did not rub too much. The CS kind of disintegrated from the bleach. I decided not to color the bleached area because I liked the way it looked.
I cut out the flower and stamped the Script stamp with Storm Sky ink onto the bleached light blue Mat Board. The ribbon was tied around this layer. I layered this unit onto the second piece of bleached mat board. I adhered them with Fabri-Tac glue.
I really like the way this turned out and it is going in my living room. The frame can hang or stand and I think I will put in on one of the end tables. (My living room is blue and white with yellow accents.)
For the second project, I went with the Brown Mat Board. I used the same stamp set- Inspired By Nature.
Inspired By Nature
Brown and Black Mat Board
I applied the bleach with a Q-Tip and the paper turned yellow. I colored the bleached area with the Markers. I layered onto black Mat Board, added lots of burlap and twine. I went out in the yard and grab a small stick. I used the stick as a hanger: glue six pieces of twine to back and tie the pieces around the stick- trim twine.
Now, let's see what you can come up with using the Bleach Technique. To enter the challenge for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate paste the HTML code to your post and Linkup on the Blackheads blog. (Instructions on the instruction page. Can't wait to see your project!!
Have a great day! Love Ya.