Friday, June 12, 2020

Sending Hugs - Miss Ink Stamps

Welcome back!  I've been playing with bleach again and learning some things!

I had a hard time finding paper to use for one!  Most of my paper is from Close To My Heart from many years of being a consultant and guess what!  It's no good for the bleach!  I believe there is a coating on it that doesn't allow the bleach to do it's thing believe it or not!  It barely made a whisper of a mark.  After searching high and low I finally found a pad of Core'dinations Color Core Cardstock and tested a corner and was happy with the result so I cut a panel of it to use.

I used my Misti and stamped flowers and leaves from the Alice Background stamp set.  I did some masking so I had to work methodically.  I stamped in Black Memento Ink in the Misti and then without moving the paper again in Versamark and then embossed the lines with clear embossing powder.  Then I masked and did it all over again with the next flower or leaf.  It surprisingly didn't take very long... and you know how I feel about masking (hate it!), however, it wasn't too bad and I'm happy with how it came out. 

Once I was done stamping, I took a paintbrush and a small bowl of bleach and painted inside the embossed lines.  You don't have to be careful and can go right over the lines because they're embossed in clear... you don't have to worry about them getting bleached out!  After I was done coloring, I splattered some bleach over the entire piece.   I loved the look of the added colored pencil last week so I decided I was going to do that again.  There may come a day when I just leave it plain... but today is not that day!  I stenciled some Broken China Distress Oxide onto the upper right corner of the panel... just cause I wanted to!

Next I added a couple flowers and leaves in the upper right so I could have a cluster around the sentiment.  I wasn't happy with the way I layered them, so I stamped one of the flowers onto a scrap piece of the same paper in the same fashion, bleach painted it, colored it, cut it out and popped it up over my goof and I LOVE it... so I'll be doing that again.  Then I stamped my sentiment from Everyday Sentiments onto a little die cut piece in Versamark and embossed it in white.  This sentiment is all one line, but I stamped the words separately over each other so they'd fit on my die cut piece.  Finally I popped it up over my cluster of flowers and leaves.

I added some Peacock Jewels around because the colors were perfect and I was done!

That's me for today!  I hope you're enjoying my play with the bleach!  If you've never tried it before I highly recommend!  I love the vintage feel that I've been getting!

Thanks for coming and hope you'll come back soon!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING those flowers!

Lagene said...


Verna Angerhofer said...

I love those bleached flowers. This is so gorgeous and well designed.

María said...

Wow this card is super elegant and the combination of colour is perfect. María, xx.