As promised I’m back with the step by step how I done the bleach colouring
of this adorable LotV image that I used in yesterday’s post.
This post is just to show you how I done my image,
and am in no way implying I’ve thought of this..
just thought I’d share!
Are you ready?.. let’s go!
What do I need?
* Piece of cardstock [I have used Kraft]
* Stamp of your choice
* 2-4 distress ink colours for background
[mine are Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Barn Door]
* Ink + embossing powder
* Background stamp [optional]
* Household Bleach [any flavour!! lol]
* Brush and maybe some sandpaper
* white pencil [accents]
I started with mixing distress inks all over my piece of cardstock,
I then took a background stamp and added this with walnut stain onto the top.
Again added some more ink until I was pleased with the background..
Don’t worry about smudging the background image..
it’s not our main focus at all,
and being as prominent as in my pic will take alot away from the main image!
Once happy with your background,
stamp your chosen image and sprinkle with embossing powder.
Heat with your gun,
this raised effect will keep the bleach from running outside the lines.
Now for the fun part!! Take your brush and dip into the bleach and add to your image..
The bleach will slowly dissolve the distress inks where you apply it,
and even gets to your cardstock to take most of the colour out.
At first I didn’t expect my image to get so yellow..
and blamed the Lemon Domestos for it..
but Judith mentioned in her comment on my previous post
that it might have something to do with the cardstock colour you use in the first place..
go figure.. Thanks for the tip though hun!
Keep working the bleach to the whole image until you are pleased with how it looks.
It doesn’t really matter if you go outside some of the lines either..
just adds to the distress effect.
Now for the finishing touches I have used some prisma pencils.
White will give you highlights,
and I also used this to make a sketchy shadow like shown on the pic above.
I then took a sanding block and blended the lines into the paper,
you can also use sansodor.
I also used a gold pencil for some shadows
and skin colour to give some more definition to the face and arms.
I was pretty pleased with the result so far,
but when the card all game together
I did add some Shattered Straw distress stickles to the Boa & Bow for extra dimention
Cut your image and it is ready to be made into a card.. Yay!
I also got quite a few mails about the pleats on my card..
All I done was cut a piece of PP to the same width as my mat,
but left the length way longer.
I then started scoring about 2.5″ in from the top.
Score a horizontal line, another 1/4′ next to that and the next 1/2″ after that.
Mountain fold the first line,
Valley fold the next and repeat however many times you like
[I've done 5]
While flat and pleated together,
cut the length to size and stick onto your mat.
Once this panel is fixed to your card, play around with the pleats
as they look nice in lots of different ways.
Hope you enjoyed this little explanation..
Oh.. and Toni.. Good luck!!!!