Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SC634 and Mod squad "bleach technique" challenge

I combined the sketch challenge for today over at Splitcoaststampers with the bleach challenge going on today over at the Mod Squad Challenge. Technique challenges are always about playing and experiementing for me, as I have very few that turn out like I visualize them in my mind. Today I tried not to have that preconceived idea of finished card in my mind other than to follow the sketch I had in mind. When bleaching out colored cardstock, you might be surprised with the color that appears, but this one came out a cream color. I dipped the stamp into the bleach and stamped the image so that it would bleach out. Then with a paintbrush I painted leaves with bleach. After this dried, I used versafine black ink to restamp the image, and I used black sharpie to draw details to the leaves. Then I added copic markers to add color. I really was pleased with the results. It reminded me of a pretty floral fabric when it was finished. I then cut it down to be the size I needed for the sketch challenge.

Thanks, Mod Squad for mentioning my card as one of your top three for this challenge. I am honored beyond measure.


Donna Ellis said...

oooooh! How gorgeous, Liz! Your coloring with the bleached background is wonderful! hugs, de

Judy Woodland said...

This is gorgeous, Liz. You have really nailed the bleach technique, and yes, it does look like a vintage fabric! Well done, and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at Mod Squad!!!

Joanne Grzelak said...

absolutely gorgeous...wowza

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I agree, it looks like a lovely fabric print!

Karen D. said...

I just love the look of this beautiful card...the colors are wonderful, I need to try it out.