Welcome back! Today I am part of the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop… with a video showing how to color with bleach.
Combining bleach with stamping and inking has been around for years. In fact, I remember teaching classes at my local store showing how to paint/trace over stamped images with bleach on an inked background. However, I wanted to do something simple, so I decided to try “coloring” in heat embossed images.
For this first card, I inked up white cardstock with the new and yummy Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink. After clear heat embossing leaves from the new Essentials by Ellen Thankful stamp set, I painted them in with bleach. The bleach changes the bright blue background to soft pool. So pretty! I also added dots with the bleach.
I put my bleach in a waterbrush to contain the smell and mess. It works great.
I kept the sentiments simple, using a glitter paper “celebrate” die cut backed with Stick It double sided adhesive. For the non-holiday cards, I heat embossing “so proud of you” on a black cardstock strip with matching silver glitter powder. For the holiday cards, I used gold glitter powder for “Christmas.”
For the holiday cards, I went with red and green. A background of red Barn Door Distress Ink turns a soft pink with bleach…
There are many things you can do with this technique. It works with other inks besides Distress Ink, too!
As I mentioned, today’s post is part of the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2015 Release Hop. You can see all of the new fabulous products by my friend Julie Ebersole HERE. Julie always comes up with the most unique designs!
The next stop on the hop is the blog of Maureen Merritt. (If you want to start at the beginning, head to the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom blog.)
Today I am giving away the Essentials by Ellen Elf’d stamp set! (It is a cute one.) For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 8/11/15 telling me your favorite product in the new Essentials by Ellen release. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
By the way, there is also a Grand Giveaway in the Ellen Hutson CLASSroom.
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Thank you, Ellen Hutson, for the Essential by Ellen products to use in this hop!) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.