The Papertrey Ink Make it Monday video this week involved stamping with bleach and then adding color to the bleached image with another stamp. Hmm I'm not explaining that very well..the video does a much better job..see it here.
I love the look of distressed or antiqued looking cards. However, every time I try and duplicate that look it never turns out quite to my liking. I have never tried stamping with bleach before but as you can see..the results are a distressed background with very little effort. I just love it! I must make a few more of these bleached backgrounds before Summer is over. The bleach smell is a little overwhelming and I recommend doing it outside if at all possible. I also think next time I will use a large plate to hold my bleach soaked paper towels as Lisa Johnson did in this post. My stamp was soo large that it was hard to ink up in that CD case size and bleach did spill a little on the picnic table. So a larger plate or something with deeper sides would be better. I was inspired by Lisa Johnson's cards so I cased her. I was trying to stay away from florals because I need more masculine cards in my stash.
Stamps: Paper Trey Ink: Turning a New Leaf and Paper Tray (sentiment). Studio G: label
Cardstock: Craft, PTI Ripe Avocado
Ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa), Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peeled Paint)
Ribbon and stud from my stash
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