Wednesday, 26 March 2014

WOYWW 251

Good morning all you wonderful Woywwers.
Today I'm going to be good and keep this short to please the Lady Julia who hosts this wonderful crafty community.
So on my desk you will see that, having chanced on Dianne's WOYWW last week, where she was stamping after bleaching, I had a go at stamping with bleach, with varying success. What I did find was that the images and words that you can stamp with bleach need to be fairly bold with clear lines. As as result, I have only managed really successfully with the  sentiment 'Thinking of You' as the Happy Birthday and other sentiments have not come out very well. (Never mind I will have lots of bereavement card available when I have finished) It is well worth having a go this technique because the results can be amazing. Stamping on the brown produced the most wonderful bronze images and the stamped image on the purple is almost silver.
Well that's me for another week
Happy WOYWW everyone.
Chris

18 comments:

Neet said...

I love bleach stamping, not done it for a while but it is on my list as I have a B for Bleach thing to do this next week. I think a lot can depend on the cardstock you are using. Some bleaches better than others. Keep trying.
Hubs, Net 40 xx

okienurse said...

great looking cards chris. I love bleach stamping too and depending on the card you use you can get some fantastic color changes. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a crafty week! Vickie #49

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's a clever technique with great results! Crafting with bleach...whatever next?!
Hugs, LLJ 27 xx

Lynsey McGreavey said...

Great pic, the cards are very pretty! Lyns xx #58

BJ said...

Super cards Chris - BJ#70

glitterandglue said...

Hi Chris. I know we talked about these on Monday - they are great - well done. Managed to get home before falling asleep on Monday, and have now finished the funeral lunch, so can relax for a couple of days!!
If we don't see you - have a great week next week!
Margaret #85

Caro said...

What a great idea and so effective. I came across that technique a few years ago, but have never tried it...I must have a go soon. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#55)

Daniella said...

Your cards look beautiful! I mentioned to her that I made a bleach journal and it was so cool! Awesome desk and cards!
xxDaniella#2

MommaRock said...

Stamping with bleach.... a new trick, gotta love crafty friends!
Happy WOYWW... Love your desk full of craftyness. See you next week.
hugs,
Kimmer #91... last , but not least AGAIN.. LOL

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mm great idea Chris isn't it fun how we learn from one another!! lovely batch of card.
Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #15 thanks for popping over.

butlersabroad said...

We learn an amazing amount of things on woyyw don't we? And experimentation is always best, that way you know what works and what doesn't. I thought of you the other week when I saw on the UK news that a narrow boat was stuck in a lock!! Did you see that? Hopefully they got it out ok!

Hugs
Brenda 68

Mrs.D said...

Testing this to see if you get it

butlersabroad said...

Oh Lord! I just watched that video!! What a load of idiots! Mind you, i don't supposed it helped having loads of people on the bridge laughing at you and taking videos!!

MaggieC said...

That is something I would worry about, the thought of getting bleach on my precious stamps and stencils, but your results speak for themselves. I do like the ones with the brown card. The NEC is the only show within sensible travelling for me. All the others are just too far for travelling and fitting in in one day, and I do not like having to kennel the dogs too often. They are getting enough of that this year as it is. I have to say that the Clarity stand was my first and last port of call, with several other visit in between xx Maggie #8

glitterandglue said...

Hi Chris - the answer is that I didn't get notice you had put on a reply.
Margaret

JoZart said...

Well you got some great cards from your experiments!
jo x

Julia Dunnit said...

You got some great results...the bleach is really too runny for small images..works very well with solid stamps too - specially on really cheap sugar papers...you end up with some fab batik like effects. That rose looks good - bet you were pleased.

Kelly said...

I had never thought about the different effects between colors! Duh! Now I'm going to have to play. Thanks :-) LOL Creative Blessings! Kelly #76