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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