Sunday, September 13, 2015

Club Scrap's Monthly Technique Challenge: Bleach

Today I am posting for Club Scraps Monthly Technique Challenge.  This month we are using bleach. So join me as I tell you about how I used Bleach to create my design.

Bleached background using Transformations: Septembers Club Stamps
First step is chose a stamp.  I chose to use my bleached stamping as the background, so I chose 2 stamps to start and see which one worked.

Household bleach, and a rubber stamp.
I chose to take a sponge and dab on the bleach rather than dipping it into a bowl of bleach or even a bowl with paper towels.  Then I layered the paper over the wet stamp.  This helped to control the drips and allow more contact with the paper.
unknown brown card-stock, suspect Gina K

Club Scrap Brown
 Not all paper produces the same color with bleaching.  Both of these examples are a brown paper, nearly identical in color, but when bleach was added, the result was entirely different.

I was wanting more of the yellow coloration, so hunted in my stash until I found a brown that bleached the color I was after.
The Club Scrap example will be turned into a card and posted at a later date.

Once bleaching was done, I turned to the rest of the card which was straight forward.  The bleached card was matted onto Core-dinations by Ranger in Gold.  The Sentiment was cut and stamped onto brown card-stock and heat embossed with Ranger Fine Gold Detail.  The Chinese coin was also stamped and heat embossed in the same manner and fussy cut.

The Ginko leaves were complete in the following photo tutorial:

1)Static Powder applied

2)Stamping onto Card Stock
Product used:  Primary Elements in Ancient Gold
4)Application of Primary Elements

5) All the image covered.

6) dusting off the excess Primary Elements
7)Fussy Cutting.

 The green Ginkgo was made the same way, except Golden Jade Primary Element was substituted for the Ancient Coin.

All of the elements were adhered using 3d tape and fun foam, and then matted onto an A-6 card base (4.5" X 6.6").  All done!!

Supplies used:
Club Scrap: September Kit, Transformation: Bamboo Background, coin, Ginkgo leaves.
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Other supplies used:
Ranger Fine Detail Embossing Powder: Gold
Gold embroidery floss
Fun foam and 3m mounting tape
Brown paper was from Stash but card base and brown used for Ginkgos was from Club Scrap.
Thank you for stopping by,
Be sure and leave a comment to let me know if I am on the right track and showing what you are interested in.

Happy Crafting


  1. This card is just lovey, Josette. Thanks for the tips about the alternate way to apply bleach to the stamp and laying the paper ONTO the stamp, rather than vice versa.

    1. Lovely . . . that will teach me to check my spelling and grammar before hitting "publish"!

    2. Karen, I think "lovey" is entirely appropriate! :)