Embossing, Bleach, and Marker Combine to Make Unique Card
Continuing on with last week's bleach-on-black idea, I thought I'd show bleach used on a colored card stock (blue), with the addition of marker for highlight and drama.
On the top flower, I applied bleach with a small paint brush on the entire flower and leaf. Then, I simply added an outline of blue marker around the outside of the flower, and green outline around the leaf and stem. The line of marker around the bleached-out image makes it "pop," don't you think? It almost looks 3-D.
On the second flower, I did just the opposite. I colored the flower and leaf with marker, then I drew an outline of bleach around the outside with a paint brush with bleach on it. This makes the colored image more dramatic, and makes it pop, as well.
The third flower was left uncolored, and I added a few strokes of blue and green marker along the inside border of the image. Then I bleached out the background of the square the flower is on by painting the background with a brush with bleach.
After coloring/bleaching/drying the pieces, I simply trimmed them, leaving a scant border. Then I arranged them on my stamped background.
I love the three entirely different looks I achieved with the bleach. Combining them on one card is fun, as well.
That's it for tonight. Hope you'll get out some bleach and give it a try on your cards!
Oh, and a quick note.....I will be in Florida next week from Sunday AM until Friday. I am visiting my aunt. There will be no Technique Tuesday. I will post when I return.