Bleaching Using Distress Oxides

I am very late with this due to my husband’s heart attack, but better late than never.  (He is doing well, for those who are interested. Better than well – I can’t keep him down!)

This month’s challenge is bleaching. I decided to do something different to your everyday bleaching using regular bleach, so went looking on YouTube. There were a ton, but the one I chose was from Christina Griffiths from Card Making Magic. You can see the video here.

I did my card a little different. I started with watercolour paper, then using the “Roses” hot foil die from Poppy Crafts, I foiled it using clear foil. (I found it really hard to tell what was the top!) I moved it around the paper to have several roses. I then used distress oxides all over, sponging in a variety of colours.

Now comes the bleaching part.

Using an aqua pen, I “painted” over the roses, then blotted them with paper towel, removing some of the colour. What I tried to do was removed just enough to give each flower some highlights. I *think* I’ve achieved that.

After I’d finished, I felt it needed something more, so did some water splashes, again blotting with paper towel.

I then dried it using my heat gun.

Last of all I added the sentiment on vellum, and wrapped it around the back. I added some foam tape to give it some dimension, then added the topper to a matching card base.

And that was it. Done.

It’s not too late to join in the challenge, as it runs until the end of the month. I hope to see you there!

Thanks for looking, and as always, if you want to comment and the comment box isn’t showing, click the title of this post and it will magically appear!



6 thoughts on “Bleaching Using Distress Oxides

  1. Thanks so much, Kelly! If you have regular distress inks, you can do the same thing. It also works with watercolour. May work on Stampin’ Up! inks too since you can watercolour with them.

    So basically anything that allows you to remove colour using water.

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