I'm so very excited to be here to show you the card I've made for my first challenge as a Shopping Our Stash DT member!
The team has been so welcoming and supportive, I already feel like they're family, it's really wonderful.
This week's challenge is Try Something New. "Use a technique you've always wanted to try but haven't yet or one you haven't done in ages!"
There are a heck of a lot of techniques I haven't tried (and most likely even more I've never heard of lol) but I immediately wanted to try the bleaching technique. I've seen it done on Splitcoast Stampers and Stamp TV, but never tried it for myself.
It's horrifyingly easy. Emboss the images you want to use (You can use clear embossing powder, I tried that too), heat set it (obviously :)) then using a paint brush, paint the image however you want, with the bleach and the colour from the cardstock 'disappears'.
Clearly this would work better with darker cardstock than lighter, but I've seen it done with kraft and it works great.
I'm used mostly scraps for this card (bits and pieces from other cards I've made. The circular bling is one I've had in my stash for ages. Sentiment is Hero Arts (hands up who's shocked) :)
Funny Story: I canoodled my hubs into bringing a tiny bit of bleach home from work for me so I could try it out (without needing to buy a huge bottle of the stuff), and hysterically, he used an old white vinegar bottle that was about to be thrown in the bin. Unbeknownst to him, the lid to the vinegar bottle had been replaced with the lid from a bottle of tomato sauce (ketchup). So now my card smells like bleach, vinegar and ketchup. LOL.
I think I'll send it to my granddad, he's got no sense of smell anyhow :) teehee
So now its your turn! Head over to Shopping Our Stash and check out the rest of the DT's inspiration projects, and give it a go yourself! TRY SOMETHING NEW!
Be back soon!