Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Less is More with Faux Bleach

The challenge at Less is More this week is a theme: faux bleach.  The technique is open to interpretation, so I visited at least three online tutorials. each demonstrating a different approach: Distress Inks with water stamping, "ghost" images with layers of spray washes, and images embossed in clear ink and then covered with Distress Inks.   I ended up with the "stamping with water" on a Distress Ink background, but ended up with just one piece that actually looked a bit like bleach.  The greens and yellows worked okay, but the pinks, oranges and reds did not, no matter what I tried.  This particular card does have a happy vibrance, after all.


Esther said...

Gorgeous effect, Evelyn! Those colours are really stunning, so much dramatic impact.

Leslie Miller said...

I love the background on this! It's vibrant and wonderful and a favorite color of mine. The black really pops. It's fantastic, just like the die cut sentiment says!

Sarah Gray said...

I love the arty effect and vibrant colours on your card, Evelyn! Thank you for sharing it with us at Less is More :)

lililindsay said...

Lovely colour combination and very effective bleaching technique.

Kathyk said...

This is fab


Sharon said...

What a stunning panel you created with the faux bleach technique Evelyn; it really reminds me of tie die material. Ideally we like to see a little more white space on cards but your panel is truely a masterpiece! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Less is More.
Sharon xx

Chrissie said...

Terrific effect Evelyn!
Love those colours too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Karen D. said...

I love how this turned out!! wonderful colours and great looking flowers!!!