For the April 2012 Creative Challenge, I challenged you to make three cards OR a scrapbook page using the following recipe:
Entries closed at midnight on 30th April 2012. Now maybe it was the thought of making three cards that stopped many of you entering, but Ronell (thank you, Ronell!) sent me a lovely African Bleached Pots card:
Ronell's bleaching was much more subtle than my card sample. Did you use an Aqua Painter or Blender Pen for your card, Ronell? You would get a much more subtle effect that way and have more accuracy and control over what was bleached. Cleverly done!
I used a cotton bud to apply my bleach to my own flowers. This resulted in a larger and less defined area being bleached compared to Ronell's entry.
The cardstock I used was Stampin' Up's Pacific Point, So Saffron and Tangerine Tango and there was Beyond the Garden designer series paper (NLA) on my card too.
I dyed the Baker's Twine with the three required colours by sponging and dragging white Twine through the three different coloured ink pads, a section at a time.
My images were mounted on Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock.
Finally I enhanced my Tangerine Tango with bleach and some pearls. See how the bleach turned the orange paper a shade of yellow?
I hope you will join in on some of the PaperCraftCentral Creative Challenges and stretch your paper crafting skills. You can also go back over the older challenges and send in an entry.
I will always consider your entry for publication on PaperCraftCentral.com
And if you need a little more inspiration, here is a tutorial from SplitCoastStampers showing the bleach being used as a stamping medium. This technique does not hurt your stamp rubber if you clean the bleach off and condition your stamping rubber straight after use. I use Stampin' Mist from Stampin' Up! for that.
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