Friday, December 7, 2012

Bleached Out Images

                     Bleached Out Images

                               Use household bleach to add highlights to embossed images.


  • Bleach
  • Plastic or glass container to hold bleach
  • Watercolor brush
  • Detailed image stamp (Craft Secrets Clear Art Stamps Rose used here)
  • Distress Ink, or other ink suitable for embossing
  • Embossing powder
  • Embossing heat tool
  • Colored cardstock


  1. Step 1

    Ink stamp and stamp the image on colored cardstock.
  2. Step 2

    Pour embossing powder over the image. Tap off excess. Clear embossing powder was used here to create a soft image. Any color of embossing powder would work.
  3. Step 3

    Use an embossing heat tool to heat the embossing powder until it melts.
  4. Step 4

    Add bleach to a glass or plastic container and dip the watercolor brush into it.

  5. Apply bleach to image.
  6. Step 5

    Continue to add bleach to the image until the entire image is bleached out.

    Let dry or use the heat tool to speed up the drying process.
  7. Step 6 (Optional)

    Color your image with a color medium of your choice.
  8. Copic Markers were used for this sample.

    When using Copic Markers only use clear embossing powder.
  9. Step 7

    Finish your project.


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