It's a new year, so why not try a new technique? That's today's challenge at Stampin' Up Only Challenges. With all my playing with ATCs, I'm a bit of a technique junkie. It is not so easy to find a technique I haven't tried.
I was inspired by Rhonda's post on the recent Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop to try turning the flowers from Bordering on Romance into dogwood flowers.
Here's I used a dedicated aquapainter to paint bleach onto the flower. From there, the new part... I went back into the bleached areas and painted them again with Classic ink.
I found the bleached card stock absorbed much more water, as well as had more bleeding, than expected. I colored the flower petals with Sahara Sand, but it isn't as crisp as I would like. On the positive side, it does give soft and subtle coloring without much effort.
Stamps: Bordering on Romance; Paper: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP; Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Black Stazon; Accessories: Baja Breeze button, Pearl Jewels, White baker's twine, Scallop edge punch, Aquapainter, Bleach, 3" Circle die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Big Shot, Sewing machine, Thread.
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