Show Me Sunday : Joanne

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Aloha all, welcome to our great tutorials! If you need inspiration to learn a new technique, this is the place to be!

Supplies Needed:
About a fourth cup of household bleach
Ceramic plate
Paper towels
Stamp of your choice
Dark piece of paper
Heat embossing tool (optional)

1. Fold your paper towel into a small pillow and place on plate

2. Pour enough bleach on the paper towel to thoroughly saturate
3. Use the paper towel as your stamp pad and apply to your stamp
4. Stamp on your paper

5. Heat with heating tool to dry (or let dry completely)
6. WASH YOUR STAMP IMMEDIATELY!!! You don't want the bleach to harm your stamp. If you wash them right away they will be perfectly fine!

It is so fun to watch your design appear as the bleach dries and does it's magic.

Here are the results of some different stamps I used:

I love using this technique for background designs, so subtle and lovely. So give it a go, and let us know how you did! I'd love to see the great results YOU make!!

I'd like to share a very simple and fun technique, stamping with bleach. Yes. ordinary, household bleach! The results are stunning and vary depending on the paper you use. So experiment with different card stock and find the ones you like best. Keep in mind that DARK colors work best and to use a "chunky" more solid stamp for more dramatic results. But by all means, try any kind, of stamp and experiment and have FUN!


9 Responses to “Show Me Sunday : Joanne”

Dora said...

O wow this is absolutely fantastic, never heard of this before. Thank you xxx

Scrappin Thread said...

Great job sharing such a fun technique!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow its turns out great. I would be scraed to try using bleach. Thank you for the tutorial.

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Lesley said...

I love doing this technique. I would like to add for more interest after the bleach has done it's trick and the paper is completely dry, colour in the bleached areas with either coloured pencils or chalk and use more than one colour. This is quite beautiful on dark backgrounds.
I enjoy this blog, always looking for new techniques.

Lana said...

Wow! This is cool idea Joanne! Thanks for sharing.

Becky B. said...

Great tutorial, Joanne! Thanks for sharing this idea with us! :)

Carole of Brum said...

Great tutorial, Joanne, instructions very clear! I didnt realise it was so easy to use bleach and the effects in your pics look beautiful so I might have to have a go at this myself. thanks for the inspiration. CoB

Carole of Brum said...

PS love the tip from Lesley in the comment above. Cob

Sonia said...

Joanne thanks! I see this before but you did a great job.