Saturday 16 July 2016

Awesome Card using the Faux Bleaching Technique

I finally got around to doing a couple of cards using the Faux Bleaching technique.
This is my card for today.

I white embossing these flowers from 'Inspired to Stamp' then masked the first lot and added another group of flowers to be stamped and white embossed.

Once I was happy with my flowers I used my blending tool and blended Blue Print Sketches and Wilted Violet all over the card front. I forgot to mention I used multimedia paper as I wanted to be able to use water to remove colour and not have the card front warp. This type of paper is brilliant for so many different techniques.

After I had finished blending, I got a small bowl of water, a paint brush and a couple of pieces of paper towel. Its just a matter of adding water with the paint brush, wait a few seconds then blot with the paper towel. In some instances you might want to work the water a bit with the brush then blot so you can remove more colour. Really how much you remove is totally up to you. What you are comfortable with.

After I had finished I let it all dry for a bit then went over the petals with my 'Wink of Stella' just for a bit of shimmer.

Then I decided to be daring a do a bit of water flicking by getting water on the brush (light load as its better to do more than to do too much in the first place). I  tapped the brush on my extended finger to flick the water on the card front and different waiting times meant different coloured splats.

Finished off by die cutting 'Awesome' out of the panel and again in white. Saved all the little bits to put back in and inset the sentiment.
Attached the panel to a black card and finished.


Using Blending of inks for making my mark, just not sure this
is correct. Please let me know if its wrong and I will remove.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Unknown said...

Absolutely STUNNING! I love everything about your card, those beautiful flowers, the overall colors and design and of course how you aced this ink lifting technique! WOW!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.

I Card Everyone said...

Perfect example of your blog name, Aileen! Add gorgeous, and your done! LOve that color - one I seem to be missing - and what a beautiful stamp!! Well these blooms are just jumping off the card, aren't they? Brilliant, sweet lady!

StirYourCreativity said...

Gorgeous card. The flowers looks so beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is lovely! You bleached good :) [The stuff scares me silly to do this technique! lol]

Mac Mable said...

Such a pretty effect and gorgeous card and thanks for the tip on the mixed media card x

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Lovely card layout and beautiful flowers. Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps and More--please join us again soon!
:) Marie

Greta said...

What a gorgeous example of that technique, Aileen! I keep meaning to give it a try, so thanks for the nudge!

Lynne in NI said...

Well it certainly is awesome! Your BG is fab and very pretty flowers too!

Gerrina said...

This is such a great technique; so much fun to do...and I think you had fun making this beautiful card! Love all the blues and it looks so perfect!

Flo Langley said...

Stunning x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Aileen, Thank you for your visit to my blog and for your very kind and generous comment :) I thought that I'd pay you a visit too and I'm really pleased that I did. So much so that I've just become your newest follower. Your cards are absolutely fabulous and you've definitely got the right sentiment on this one as it really is 'Awesome!'I love your use of vibrant colours in your cards and I will now look forward to seeing your future creations. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Carol H. said...

Your card is so pretty!! Congrats on being featured today!

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous those fabulous colors and your flowers are amazing.

Martina Svoboda said...

beautiful colors, you mastered the technique:) Thak you so much for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More this week! Hope to see you back soon.

Cara said...

This is stunning, love the vibrant blue you've used. Cara x