Wishes in Eggplant!

Well, tomorrow's workshop is going to be on the Faux Bleach Technique....or as I learned it a few years ago as Ironing Out The Details!

  • To do this technique, you emboss your image with versamark ink and clear embossing powder on your cardstock. I used a Penny Black stamp and white cardstock in this instance.
  • Then I applied some Eggplant Adirondack Color Wash spray to the cardstock with a sponge...leaving it somewhat streaky.
  • Next, with an old iron on the highest heat setting, I layed the image face down on a few sheets of typing paper...and covere it with another sheet.
  • Iron the image to melt the embossing powder off onto the typing paper....you are left with an image that appears to have been bleached. I leaves you with a *how did you do that* sort of look.

I then trimmed mine into a tag shape. I layered it on a white panel that had been run through the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder. Oval punches, ribbon and Wish are by SU! The butterflies are the Marta Stewart Butterfly Punch that I doubled up and stapled. I covered the staple with some adhesive stones.


Shelley said…
Awesome card! I was just reading somewhere (perhaps a magazine) a little about bleaching...oh, I know where, it was in the Stampin' Up catalogue. They didn't use this method though I don't think. Haven't tried bleaching yet.
very elegant and pretty Michelle!
Michelle N. said…
Gorgeous, beautiful and wonderful
PS, heard an N story this week:)
~Heidi~ said…
I love the card. I never thought about streaking the ink. I think I will give it a try!!
Savitri said…
Oh wow. So so pretty!! I love the Swiss Dot too. The butterflies are pretty, perfect touch!
hannie said…
wow.. what a technique, would definitely try it out if i've got the right tools.
Jacqueline said…
Very clever - I have never succeeded with this - your card turned out beautiful, just love it!
Catherine said…
My attempts at using bleach have been hit and miss - mostly miss. I am soooo going to try this faux technique, esp. since yours is such a beautiful inspiration!
Kim said…
Beautiful....now I can't WAIT to come and play!!!! This technique looks AWESOME hun!!!!! Won't make it this Thursday (have an exam on friday) but am going to look at my schedule for the following week! :) I will let you know!
Hugs~ Kim

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