Hi everybody. Here is a card I have made which features the bleaching technique using water to remove the ink. I kept it simple as I didn't have much time to make it and get it in the post as I know it will already arrive late but better late than not at all, well, that's what I think, I hope the recipient agrees..lol.
I covered my snippet of white card with Distress Inks in Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed and as you can see mixed them quite randomly and on the generous side to produce a really dark colour. I found a piece of card left over from die cutting with some leaves and got my waterbrush and brushed through the negative leaf shape to soften the ink and then removed it with a tissue and kept doing this randomly all over the piece of card until the pattern of the leaves showed up quite well. I think using the card the water seeped underneath a bit so the shape of the leaves got a little bit lost but practice makes perfect I suppose. I decided to ink over the pattern with a bit more Mustard Seed DI and then looking at it again I decided to add a bit of Seedless Preserves too.
I looked through my box of bits and found a cream coloured topper, which I had cut a while ago, using a Spellbinders Decorative Elements Die Labels Eight, and I matted a die cut sentiment on to this which was cut from a snippet of gold mirri card. I also found some die cut leaves which were left over from another project and had been waiting for quite a time to be used. The leaves dies Sprightly Sprigs are from Verve Stamps and designed to match with some of their stamps, but in fact the leaves look fine cut just as they are. I finished the leaves with a punched flower, double layered from another snippet of gold mirri card.
Thank you for looking at my blog today.
I am entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 227 where we use up our snippets of paper and card etc.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Stencil It. (I used a negative shape from a leaf die as a stencil)