Sunday, June 28, 2009

Limelight Week 4 with Sherry - Faux Bleach

Good morning! Last Sunday, I showed you an example of the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique. I have had a number of questions about this technique and when I looked back at my post, I failed to link the written tutorial. You can find it under Resources on Splitcoaststampers – Wrinkle Free Distress.

For this week’s post, I’m going to work with both the Home Tweet Home and Birds in Vines sets. My first card uses Home Tweet Home.

The image was water colored with markers and I used the new Spellbinders S4-218 Lattice Borderabilities for the border along the bottom. The new Spellbinders Pendants and matching Borderabilities will be available from Flourishes when they are released. Stay tuned for the announcement!

Did you see Leslie’s wonderful post the other day on What can you do with solid image stamps? It was an awesome post, especially the section on Versamark Resist! I was so inspired, that I decided to show you one more technique using solid image stamps, and another of my favorite techniques -- Faux Bleach. I’m on top of it today, and have provided the link to the Splitcoaststampers tutorial – Color Wash Faux Bleach.

I've used a variety of mediums before with the Faux Bleach Technique (i.e., alcohol inks, color wash dyes, water based inks), but I’ve never tried it the way I have for this post. I recently noticed that Flourishes now carries Copic Markers, and thought it would be fun to try airbrushing with Copics for today.

The idea of the Faux Bleach Technique is to stamp your image with embossing ink and then emboss with clear embossing powder. You then cover the embossing with any medium you wish, place between two sheets of paper and iron off the embossing. I have found that I like to use cardstock for the ironing because then I end up with another background I can use. An example of this would be the two tags below.

The tag on the right is the one I airbrushed with Copic Markers and the one on the left is the image obtained when the embossing was ironed off. Working with the airbrushed tag first, this is the card I came up with.

Now the tag created with the ironed-off embossing. Instead of a card, I decided on a bookmark to show you how versatile the backgrounds can be.

Thank you so much for allowing me to share my love of techniques and paper crafting with you. I’ve had fun writing these posts for you and hope that I have inspired you to try some new techniques!


Kittie said...

I love your projects, Sherry! Great suggestion to use cardstock as the sheet over the embossing for ironing. I love your 2nd tag equally as well as the tag on your card front. AS you know I am challenged with this and hopefully I can get my own personal privatge lesson during your CHA visit.

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous project and so inspiring. Thanks for sharing these great tips. Love this technique.

Julie Koerber said...

Your cards today are just so lovely! That vintage look is something you do soooo well.

flourishes said...

This was really neat and a technique I did not know before! Thank you for all the inspiration you have give all of the FLC readers during June. I hope I can get in on the personal classes with Kittie at CHA.
Jan Marie

Cheryl Walker said...

very pretty!!!! Love the stamps, and just placed my first order:) cant wait!!!:)


leu2500 said...

The tutorials are a great idea, but they leave me wanting more info. I wish they were more step-by-step. And in this case, I'd love to know why the technique is called faux bleach.

Nancy Ward said...


Today I posted an netry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.

I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK>


Nancy Ward