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Tuesday 1 March 2022

Treats on Tuesday with Christine - La gâterie du mardi avec Christine

Hi Everyone, it's Christine here with another card using bleach stamping, this time using a solid stamp on a Nuance sprayed background from my stash.

I place the stamp in my stamp positioner and added bleach on kitchen paper pressing it to the stamp a little at a time to create the image. As the bleach removes the image you can see where more is needed. I cleaned the stamp then once the image dried I inked it with Hero Arts Contour Ink. The Contour Ink adds a very subtle colour allowing me to see the image a little more clearly. I used pencils to colour the image and add defining lines to the leaves and berries. I used White Posca pen to add white to the wild flower heads.
For the background I used a flower stamp and Mandala stencil using Hero Arts Unicorn White ink.

The bleach expands the image a little and loses definition as it is absorbed into the water colour paper, but I love the look of the lighter colour almost a glow behind the image.

Christine Alexander - DT Magenta


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aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful technique and the wild flowers are stunning... magnificent colours. x

Brenda in IN said...

Bleaching really makes the stamp stand out. That background is lovely with those pretty colors mixed.

Mac Mable said...

Artsy and a fabulous effect with the technique Christine x.

HilaryJane said...

It looks brilliant, thanks for the explanation xx

Susan said...

I've never tried bleach directly on the stamp - just used it to pull colour out of the background after stamping with a line image. Great effect and gorgeous colours!

Bonnie said...

What amazing results with this technique!

Leslie Miller said...

You're right about the glow. So beautiful!

Trina P. said...

This bleach technique looks so cool. Love the glow effect.

Julia Aston said...

What an interesting bleach technique Christine - love the misty look to the stamping and they lovely way you've added color!