I love working with bleach, partly because you can never be 100% positive how things will turn out. Some colors of card stock bleach totally white, while others are yellow, orange or a muted tan.
I decided to bleach some images on Crumb Cake card stock the other day, and I was really happy with the results. I used the Papaya Collage stamp set from the new 2012-13 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog. I also like to emboss the image before I bleach. Some inks will bleach out, so you lose your outline. Trust me, a big bleach blob on card stock isn’t that great looking. The embossing also acts like a little fence to keep the bleach where it belongs.
Stamps: Papaya Collage, Nature’s Pace; Ink: Versamark; Crumb Cake, Soft Suede classic stampin’ pads; Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker; Paper: Soft Suede, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake card stock; Other: Black embossing powder, Apothecary Accents labels, Big Shot, Basic Jewels – Rhinestones, sponge stampin’ dimensionals, heat tool, embossing buddy; paintbrush
I love the way the bleach worked on this color. It’s kind of a “River Rock” color. I added a tiny bit of color back to the frame with a Soft Suede marker. I stamped the music on the label in Crumb Cake, but I stamped off two times first. And my new favorite technique is black embossed on black card stock. It looks like brocade, and it’s gorgeous!
I kind of had this same thing happen today, but with hair dye. I had bought Nice & Easy 116B, Natural Caramel Light Brown. Let’s just say, that can now safely be crossed off my list of acceptable colors. It’s not Ronald McDonald Red, and Mike says it’s ok, but I’m just not used to light hair. Which is funny, because when I was in college it was all shades of blond. I’m hoping this will wash out soon and I can go to a darker color. Or I’ll just live with it until it grows out.
I should have more new products early next week, so that will make me forget about my hair. Let me know if you have any questions about the promotions or new catalog!
Have a wonderful day – and thanks for stopping by!