Sunday, 22 June 2014

Bleach Block Tag




Over at the Craft Stamper Magazine blog they are sharing a technique called bleached blocking, which basically means removing ink from a water based background using damp foam distress ink pads.

I used seedless preserve, picked raspberry, faded jeans and broken china distress inks on the background, then took some of the colour out using a damp blending pad. As I haven't used lonely girl for ages, I decided to give her an outing.



I didn't feel that much of the ink had lifted off on the first tag, so I tried it again on a different type of paper, and this one definitely did take ink off, although I forgot to take a photo as it looked pretty good!! Again another Dina W stamp that I've not used for a while and the Traci Bautista one in the background over some tissue tape.

16 comments:

Helen said...

what great tags, Sam!! love you embracing your pink...

craftimamma said...

Gorgeous tags Sam! Love those stamps and fab colours (even the pink tones, lol)!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Amanda said...

Hurray Pink! Lol. Fabulous backgrounds and some of my favourite stamps, fab combo.
Love
Amanda x

craftytrog said...

Great tags Sam! xxx

Lin said...

Great tags Sam..loving tht tecnique and the pink lol xxx

Corrie Herriman said...

They are both gorgeous but the first is my favourite !
Corrie x

isisimaginings.com said...

Two terrific tags!

Renee said...

Wonderful tags! The bleach blocking technique worked great on the tags. I love Dina's stamps too. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge. ~ Renee xxx

Ruth said...

Great bleach blocking effect and love those Dina Wakley stamps...fab tags!

Dots Dabbles said...

I love how on both of these tags the bleach blocking has added some light to the background, making the original colours stand out more.
Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Take It, Make It Challenge.
Dot x

Tracy said...

Both brilliant tags with great bleach blocking..love her stamps:-)
Thank you so much for joining in with the Take it Make it challenge.
Tracy xxx

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous tags Sam, I found some colours bleached out more than others. Thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth xxx

butterfly said...

Two brilliant tags - those stamps are so cool in your hands... but do I detect a softening of the hardline stance against pink going on?!
Alison xx

Linda said...

Fabulous tags .... love the colours. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper TIMI challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

Nikki Killinger said...

Both tags are ace, and I'm very jealous as I don't have these stamps, some of my faves! Great job, thank you for joining us at Craft Stamper this month. xx

Riikka Kovasin said...

Fabulous takes! Thank you for joining the challenge at Craft Stamper!

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