Happy June, everyone. It must be summer 'cause it's hot, hot, HOT here in central Maryland. I have to admit that I'm not the biggest fan of summer (quite the opposite), but I know that a lot of people love the hot
and sticky yucky weather--so you can have it! I'll stay here in the A/C and watch all y'all from my window!
This month we're showing you projects that are inspired by water! (That's a good theme for summer--you should drink plenty of water and can cool off in the water...) I thought I'd try a new-to-me technique that I found called "Emboss Resist with Water Bleaching." Water bleaching?! Yeppers! And it's super simple. Let's get started.
I embossed one of the images from the "Nature's Prints" stamp set in Versamark Ink on Basic White Card Stock, sprinkled on Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder, and set it with my Heat Tool. Then I used a Blending Brush and added Soft Succulent Ink to the right side of the card and Evening Evergreen to the left side, overlapping and blending the colors in the middle. I used a paper towel to wipe the ink off the embossed areas of the images. Here's what the emboss resist looks like. Notice that the original colors are still in the leaves of these images.
Next, I used a Water Painter and water (yes, just water) to "bleach" out the images. Because our inks are water-based, the water lifts the color. Here's a close up of the "bleached" Evening Evergreen images.
I hope you enjoyed my project and I can't wait to see what Denita Wright Smee has in store for us!