Sunday, April 1, 2018


Hello There My Crafty Friends,
I want to let you all know there's a new challenge starting today at...
The theme for this challenge is...
Anything Goes with a Twist - Bleaching

When I first saw the theme for our challenge, I was thinking 
'What the heck is bleaching?" LOL.
So I looked and found a few different ways people use bleach on cards.
Here's one way that I really like, though did my own thing on some of it.
...For This Project - Step By Step...
I got the idea for using bleach watching this video:
 Sepia watercolor
Cut a piece of watercolor paper the size I wanted to use.
Put a drop of distress ink inside the of top of the distress ink pad.
Used a watercolor brush with a small amount of ink to brush on the paper.
I found out that it's best to wet the paper first, so did that.
Then continued adding a small amount of the distress ink until done.
I liked the wood look it was getting so fully covered the paper.
After letting that dry really well, I stamped the flower on with black ink.
After letting the stamped ink dry.
 Using a smaller watercolor brush I painted distress ink on the flower for shading.
After letting that dry really well.
Using bleach in a watercolor brush I painted where I wanted lighter areas.
Using a larger watercolor brush I put a few streaks of water below the flower.
Then with the same brush, I flicked water all over the paper.
After letting that dry really well.
Cut a piece of dark brown paper to frame behind the image and taped it on.
Then had my hubby cut a thick piece of chipboard to frame behind the paper.
Used the distressing tool around the edges of the chipboard.
Next used a lighter color brown distress ink around the edges.
Then taped the image onto the chipboard and will probably frame it. :)
...Products Used...
Canson XL Watercolor Paper
Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad 'Tuxedo Black'
We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Tool
Prima Marketing Distressing Tool 
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad 'Vintage Photo' 
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad 'Tea Dye'  
Watercolor Brushes - with water barrel
Plus Tape Runner
Brown Cardstock

Hope you like my DT card and it gives you some inspiration.
  We would love to see you join us in the fun!
The challenge will close at 6pm EST on April 30th.

Thank you for visiting.
Happy Crafty Hugs,
Sherry x


  1. Wow, this is stunning!! The flower looks amazing!! I love the technique you used!! Happy Easter!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Absolutely stunning Sherry -great background and gorgeous stamped flower the bleach technique really highlights it and makes it look 3-D
    carol x


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