by Linda Lucas
Faux Stitching - Bleaching by Linda Lucas
This card is not purple IRL, although for the life of me I cannot get the colour right....so I have given up - it is really mulberry-ish IRL. ....this morning as I was in the shower, avoiding the fact that I should probably be cleaning it...inspiration hit and I went straight from the bathroom to the laundry (yes, I did take the time to get dressed first!!) and reached for the bleach - no not for cleaning - for card making!!!!
First embossing this fabulous image that my new SU Demo (and friend) gave me after my first scrapbooking class (that is a whole 'nother show...I can't believe I have started another craft....but I am enjoying it!!) I embossed it with black and then painted on the bleach (as we had done at my SU Workshop) I thought if I did it in the laundry, if someone wanted me I could honestly say 'I am just bleaching' and they would leave me alone thinking I was doing housework!!! I was feeling pretty smug with myself...I was feeling really creative LOL!!!
I did find that I was a bit heavy handed with the bleach and got my aqua pen and inkpad and added colour to some areas where there was none.....I am happy to say that the whole card took about 15 minutes to make and I am happy with the result - I am sure I am going to be doing some more...ahem....cleaning today!!! (so very, very sneaky!)
This is one mean Heat Tool too...it is from the Hardware Department and has POWER TOOL on the box - laughing!!! When I was using it I also got the washing that was hanging on a rack in the laundry dry - so I am pretty happy as I got heaps done in 15 mins LOL!!!!
Thanks for looking...and my advice to you today is, make your way to the laundry - no not for cleaning....for stamping...just tell everyone you are going to use the bleach - they WILL leave you in peace!!!
Oh yes, I got carried away with the bleaching technique and forgot to mention the Faux Stitching. This is such a great way to finish off a card. It creates a really nice highlight around the edge of the main image. So easy to do too - just grab a white gel pen and draw little dashes freehand. It only takes a couple of seconds and you'll create a whole different look to your card.