Hi friends, I have a very rainy Sunday here, so I don't have to feel guilty about playing inside!
Today I am joining JUGS again, I saw that they were asking for vellum as that seems to be the trend these days. And oddly enough I have three cards that I used vellum! Just a coincidence too!
I first saw this technique called Watercolor Bleaching by Kelly over at her blog.
I thought I would give it a try with some random stamps from the SOA called Enchanted Garden by Sugar Pea Designs. I white embossed all my flowers and leaves, then I used four distress inks and blended them all over and over again. I started with wild honey at the bottom and worked my way up, then I used abandoned coral, fired brick and worn lipstick.
The bleaching happens (without bleach!) by using water on a brush and then dabbing it off . Because distress inks react to water, it pulls the color out and makes it look like it was bleached out.
My sentiment is from PTI called Bold & Beautiful and it was stamped and embossed with white on vellum. I also splattered water drops from my paintbrush, and I wanted some white drops too, so I used a pin and my pearl acrylic paint to make some small white dots.
The last thing I did was use copics to go around the outline of the stamps being careful to not touch the embossed outline with my copic pen.
Heart Hugs, friends!