Bleach Technique

Bleached Love of Leaves

Bleached leavesThis bleached leaves card is one of the projects found in my November newsletter featuring the stamp set Love of Leaves.

The Bleach Technique is easy to do with each project turning out a little different.

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Painting with Bleach-Free as a Bird

Bleach painting

I recently had bleach out to create my bleached snowflake card found HERE.

While it was out, I decided to try painting with it using a Water Painter

I combined it with the sweet bird image found in the stamp set Free as a Bird.

I really like how it turned out!

Here's how:


  1. Pour a small amount of bleach into a container.
  2. Stamp image from Free as a Bird on Early Espresso card stock using Versamark. Heat emboss using heat tool and white embossing powder.
  3. Color inside the embossing using bleach and a small paint brush or Aqua Painter. Set aside to let the bleach do its thing.
  4. Attach to Crumb Cake mat. Attach to Whisper White card base.   Stamp greeting using Early Espresso ink and the Stamparatus.

Stamp Set: Free as a Bird

Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso

Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

Accessories: small paint brush or Water Painter, bleach, Embossing Buddy, heat tool, white embossing powder, Stamparatus


Happy Stampin'!

Bleach Technique-Snowflake Wishes

Bleach snowflakes

Here in the mountains of southern Colorado,  on Labor Day, we had temps in the 90's. 

The following day, our temps dived to a high of 30 degrees, and we received 14" of snow!

Today, the high is supposed to be back up in the 80's.

Crazy weather!

To celebrate our early season snow, I created this card using the Bleach Technique paired with the stamp set Snowflake Wishes on Blueberry Crisp card stock.

The Bleach Technique is fun because each item will turn out differently depending on which color of card stock you use and how the bleach reacts to it.

Here is a sampling of different colors of card stock.

Bleached snowflakes

Top L to R: Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler

Bottom L to R: Gorgeous Grape, Misty Moonlight, Seaside Spray, Early Espresso

See how each one is different?

The technique is easy to do:

  1. When working with bleach, always cover your work surface and wear old clothing.  Remember, you are working with bleach, and accidents can happen!
  2. Make a palette. Fold a paper towel into fourths and place in a powder pal or similar. Pour a small amount of bleach onto the paper towel, letting it soak in.
  3. Ink up snowflakes from Snowflake Wishes and stamp on Blueberry Crisp card stock. Set aside and let the bleach do its thing. It will change the color of the paper, continuing to do so even up to an hour after stamping.

TIP:  To protect your stamp (especially the photopolymer), ink the stamp in Versamark first.  Always wash the bleach off immediately after use.

I hope you'll give this fun technique a try.  Let me know how your creations turn out!

Supplies Used:

Bleach Snowflake Wishes

Stamp Set: Snowflake Wishes

Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark

Paper: Coastal Cabana, Blueberry Crisp

Accessories: Bleach, powder pal, paper towel, Bermuda Bay ribbon, hexagon punch, Dimensionals


Happy Stampin'!