Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Bleached

I've been going through my huge stack of old craft magazines and getting rid of the ones that have nothing of interest in them. As I was working my way through a pile the other day I came across a project that used black card stock and bleach.

They put stickers on the black card stock, sprayed it with bleach and the pealed off the stickers. I thought it sounded like fun so I gave it a try.

Since this was just an experiment to see how it worked I used some green card stock and some round reinforcement stickers that you would use on notebook paper holes.


After the bleach dried and I peeled off the stickers (they stuck a bit which is what the white spots are) I used a black marker to draw circles dots and lines. Then to give it a little texture I ran it through my crimper first one way, then the other. Lastly I added some green glitter glue just for fun. I think it looked pretty cool. The photo below is the finished piece sitting on top of the original paper that I started with.

I think this might look really nice on some blue cardstock using snowflake stickers. That might be next.

15 comments:

Christine said...

What a great idea! It really made a neat design pattern!

Out on the prairie said...

Interesting to try, I can hear that crafter brain clicking.

Sandra said...

I am impressed, looking at the finished product I would never think about it coming from that green card stock.. can't wait to see the next project..

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

Cool idea! I pick up a lot of free magazines from the guild meetings and while watching TV I go thru and pull out all the quilt patterns that one day I hope to make.

Have a great day ... K

Jeanette said...

I love that! So creative!!

Sandee said...

Way cool. You're so talented.

Have a terrific day Ann. Big hug to you and tons of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

DebbieM said...

Really cool, Ann. I like it. Can't wait to see the blue with snowflakes! Perfect for card making!! Saturday says rain, we'll have to keep an eye on the weather!

Grace said...

And there is that marvelous creative brain of yours at work yet again.

Ginny Hartzler said...

The results are so pretty! I would have thought that spraying it with bleach would make the whole card white!

SweetMarie said...

endless possibilities! making stuffed peppers is creative for me. lol

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You come up with some of the craftiest ideas! (Pun intended)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You come up with some of the craftiest ideas! (Pun intended)

BeadedTail said...

I'm not sure I follow what you're doing but it looks great anyway!

Grandma C said...

I never would have thought of doing that. I like how it turned out.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Cool technique Ann, love the background you created, it would be perfect for Christmas cards! Deb xo

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