Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bleach blocking and Skipping


I came across a technique called bleach blocking the other week, and thought I would give it a try. Talking of trying, try as I may, I cannot find the blog which was featuring it to link it here for you.

To describe the technique briefly, you sponge a background with distress inks, and then use a damp sponge to take 'squares' (blocks) of colour off.

This is my result.

The inks I used were Spiced Marmalade, Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive and Peeled paint.

Initially I tried sponging through a template, then using a tissue, then just dabbing the sponge onto the card - the easiest and most effective way.

I then took the His Child stamp set from Sweet'n'Sassy Stamps, and stamped the image and sentiment with Tuxedo Black Ink

The sentiment was stamped randomly over the background.

This is a close up of some of the bleached blocks..

Another view of the card, with the light striking some of the sequins that were added as a final detail, after mounting the panel over an orange layer and a  dark green base.

I enjoyed trying this technique, and the result gives an unexpected depth to the background.

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Dawn T said...

Great work Maxine. I've seen this technique as well, but can't find it now either.

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent Maxine. Love your willingness to try new things. Great job.


Unknown said...

that background is so effective I think you did the right thing in letting that do the talking!

Zoe said...

Great card, fab stamps, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this is over outstanding!!! I love the way you did the background and then stamping the sentiment on there several times is brilliant! VERY nice!

Céline said...

fab card
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

MaryH said...

A great card, and thanks for the tip on the technique. I will definitely give this a try. Love the brightness & depth of color you've got going on, and the silhouette stamp was lovely with these particular colors. Nice idea to repetively stamp the sentiment as you did too. Really pretty card. (I'm with you on trying to find blogs where you saw an inspiration so you can link back. Happens to me all the time!!!) TFS & Hugs.

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining in at Scrappers Delights and good luck x

Fran said...

Maxine I love the use of distress inks and the colors you chose. Plus the bleach blocking is awesome! The silhouette image and sentiment are really a nice feature too. Hugs, Fran

Grace said...

What a cool technique Maxine! I love the colors you used and the removal of color in blocks adds depth to the design!!! Very pretty!

Jennifer said...

Your card makes me smile! Love the wonderful colour and the silhouette! Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

Jeannie said...

So cute and I love the sequins! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown.

Hambo Stamps Design Team

Marilyn said...

Wowweeee Maxine! I love this card! All those pretty colours sort of melded together is fabulous!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this is just awesome! Love the fun technique- and the image- so darling!

Anonymous said...

FUN! Great colors and neat technique! Thanks for joining the Hambo Hoedown Summer challenge! Can't wait to see what you do with our next challenge!