Wednesday, June 26, 2013

STAMPING WITH BLEACH

This technique post is for SinCity Stamps.  Please click the link to see their AWESOME selection of premium quality, deep etched, red rubber stamps!!  Such a fabulous selection!  From  flowers to words to art journaling, there is truly something for everyone.  I own 3 sets and LOVE them! Their stamps come in full sheets and individual images.  They have a wonderful BLOG too!  

Before I show the tutorial I would love to share a card I also made.  It has a butterfly that I stamped several times to make a 3-D effect.  Maybe that can be a tutorial for another day?
This card shows how good these stamps are.  This butterfly isn't colored in.  The stamp takes this much color and yet you can see the writing inside of it!  THAT is fabulous!  I have a similar stamp and every time I used it, it would slide and make a mess.  These don't move when you stamp with them.  That is amazing!!  This is from the Love of Butterflies set, and the Thank You stamp is from the Rosette Hearts set.

Now for the bleach!!

***I HAVE DONE THIS TECHNIQUE TONS OF TIMES AND IT HAS NEVER HURT MY RUBBER STAMPS.  I CLEAN THEM WITH SOAP AND WATER WHEN I AM DONE.  NO PROBLEMS!***
*****PLEASE DO THIS IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA AND BE SURE TO COVER YOUR AREA WITH PAPER OR PLASTIC IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT YOUR SURFACE*****

First, gather your supplies
I cut pieces of color cardstock to 4" x 8.5".  I then distressed the edges.  I got my distress inks, my masks, my black and white markers, my plastic tray and my set of Art Journaling with Terri Sproul stamps.   You don't need all of these supplies.  You can just use color cardstock and bleach, but I usually like to add some ink and stuff to the cardstock before the bleach.  It shows more bleach this way.  So, I will show examples of both for this tutorial.

I set up in the kitchen when doing bleach stamping.  That way, I don't worry if bleach gets on my counter, and I open the window for ventilation.  
  
Put a paper towel, folded at least 4 times, on the plastic tray and pour bleach on the paper towel.  You want a generous amount, but not enough to make the paper towel soaking wet.

Next, get your paper and stamps ready.

As you can see, the tag on the left is blank, and the one on the right has inks and a mask used on it.  Now, dip your stamp in the bleach "stamp pad" you made and stamp away!!

The tag on the left is the blank one and the bleach shows up awesome on it!  The one on the right already has inks on it and I can see different gradients of "Bleach-ness".  The blank tag shows the same level through out.  So the choice is yours!  What ever you want to do, just go for it!!

Here are a bunch of tags that I have made using this technique.  I only wanted to do the 2 examples, but I got carried away with myself!  
I actually made more than this.  It is that addicting!!  I can't just bleach my paper, NO!  I have to mask, ink, bleach, go over the masked image with a white pen, go over the bleach stamped areas with a black pen, you get the picture.  I am going to be making them into a new art journal.  I made the cover, (bottom row, second from left, green tag).  I used a cotton swab to write the word "BLEACH".

I wonder if I didn't get enough ventilation????

HAHAHA!  Just kidding!  I'm just having fun, and that's what art is all about, isn't it?

I sent in an application to SinCity Stamps and they sent me the badge (on top) to put in this tutorial post.  I'm wondering if it means something????

21 comments:

  1. Bleach? Who knew? That's a wonderful technique. Love how the images look. I'm sharing your idea on my Once Upon a Firefly FB page.

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  2. that is so cool! Beautiful, hold your breath,!!!!!

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  3. I had forgotten about bleach. It is a really fun technique!

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  4. super fun ideas, thanks for your interest in being apart of the SinCity Stamps DT

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  5. These tags are fun. I have never tried bleach but I hear it is a fun technique. I really love your butterfly card!

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  6. I will have to give that a try......the cards are awesome

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  7. Love this idea and the tags are wonderful!!:) Best Wishes!!

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  8. Gorgeous tags Daniella, love the stamps and the technique too! ~Diane

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  9. Wow-I shoulda thought of that!! Thanks for sharing this awesome idea/tutorial!!

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  10. And your fun play with Sin City Stamps, bleach and tags really shows your fabulous creative style my dear. I have my fingers crossed for you...Design Team member would be so good for Sin City Stamps.

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  11. Oh wow! I would have never thought to use bleach. It's such a pretty idea Daniella :)

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  12. I like to get the bleach out every once in a while, too. I've never used it like this so thanks for the great technique idea!

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  13. Great Idea, love your creativity xx

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  14. These would make a cool book! Love how they turned out. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  15. Thanks for visiting me just now... can you believe I am (trying to) visit the whole woyww list this week? Normally, I hop over to a few friends that I always visit (including you) and then follow a 'system' - but this time I thought, I just start on top and visit them all - that way I come across my friends too... I visited 114 so far (will visit the rest tomorrow) and I had not realize you weren't in the list 'till just now. I did see your bleached tags on facebook - I once tried this technique but was not very good at it. I might try again, now that you explained it so well! It's time for diner overhere (Spanish bean-stove, yummie!) Enjoy your day dear.

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  16. Hello Daniella,

    These turned out amazing!

    Gabriela

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  17. Those tags look fabulous. I have read about this before and seen a couple of tutorials where they did a walk through with one example. It was fun to see the difference on the different colours and on the inked tags! Thanks Daniella!

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  18. I love to see what you've made dear. I have never tried this, even when I was stamping but the effects you have created are stunning. Beautiful work again and I love that butterfly card! Hugs xx

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  19. Stunning tags and such a fun technique! I will need to get some bleach and give this a try, the result is fantastic, specially together with the mask and I have to say, I for one do prefer the tags that have been inked first! The pen work makes them really pop! Oh and I love the butterfly card!

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  20. Thanks for this great tutorial. Your tags look gorgeous, Daniella!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  21. Beautiful card and tags.
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
    xx Monique #74

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