Monday, February 4, 2008

Tinted Faux Bleach with NO bleach (or a Variation of Black Magic)

This is just my faux bleach technique tinted. It's a lot like the Black Magic technique, but I've used pastels instead of pencils. I love that you can do this with line art images (where the Black Magic works with solid stamps.) It couldn't be easier:

1) Do the faux bleaching (Emboss your image in white on black or dark cardstock--or use emboss resist if you like.--Paint on the white Craft ink.)
2) Use your pastels & applicator to rub on some colours!

Th-th-th-th-that's all Folks!

Card ingredients:
Riot of Petals background stamp. Cool Caribbean, Naturals White, & Taken with Teal cardstock; Versamark, Clear embossing powder, & black ink. Pastels. SU s.a.b. Rub-on.

P.S. This is the Black magic technique here. (<--Veronica made that great tutorial.) I have got to try it.

P.P.S. Are you sick of this stamp yet? I just LOVE it--I'm going to marry it! ;0P


Alhambra Club said...

Another beautiful card

Kim Etherington said...

Pretty pretty! Like it with the blue added in.

Unknown said...

What a fantastically beautiful card, this is gorgeous

kathleenh said...

Melissa, this is gorgeous!

Mrs. Nancy G said...

Wow! That is so interesting!

Corie said...

WOW this is just GORGEOUS!!!

huntla1 said...

This is beautiful! So, this is one of those stamps that I was so not interested in when I first saw it. But I have seen what some amazing people (yourself included) have done with it. So I am not quite sure I want to marry it -- besides, I don't want to cut in on you -- but, could I be a bridesmaid. I know that you don't know me well, actually, you don't know me at all, but I am truly delightful if you ask my opinion. Let me know okay?

mel m. m. mccarthy said...


Wish I could email you and visit your blog or somethin' since you'll be my bridesmaid and all. (I can tell that you ARE truly delightful.) Thanks for the great giggle! :o) ;0) :0) Mel

Betsy said...

This is just looks like a living sea anemone (I'm like poor little Nemo who can't pronounce the name of his home...only I can't spell it!)

Peggy Maier said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this technique. I've never tried the bleach - just couldn't bear thinking about that smell, but this is great. I love your stamp set too & since you're not going to give "him" up, I'll just have to find my own!!

Anonymous said...

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Annapurna said...

This looks a lot like the negative version of my recent card. I came by to comment on your latest and found this in your slide show. Had to tell you what I thought about it :-)

Ordering my riot of petals, just so I can case this one. Found someone who is going to give me free shipping over $50 order. Any other suggestions for stamp sets to get to 50 and not more? :0)