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Love You Much – Bleach Stamping


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I love to work with household products in my stamping.  I also love to stamp quick and easy cards.  Bleach stamping accomplishes both!  Here is a card I created using Love You Much stamp set and two types of bleaching – bleach as a stamp pad and bleach spritzing. 

loveyoumuch-bleach

To bleach as a stamp pad, you will need the following:

  • some folded paper towels
  • paper to protect work surface
  • a small container
  • household bleach
  • card stock
  • a clean and damp paper towel (to clean off stamps)
  • ventilated area

Protect your work surface with scrap paper.  Put the folded paper towels inside the small container.  Pour some bleach onto the folded paper towels.  Using a clean stamp, press stamp into the bleached towel.  Immediately stamp onto the card stock.  Lift off the card stock and set the card stock aside.  It will take a while for the bleach to interact with the card stock.  Be sure to let dry completely before using on your project.

CLEAN YOUR STAMPS IMMEDIATELY – DO NOT LET BLEACH DRY ON YOUR STAMPS.  I always use a paper towel to clean off the bleach first, and then I use my Stampin’ Mist and Scrub for a final clean and conditioning.

Please note:

  • Bleach affects colors of card stock differently – you may even get variations with the same color but a different dye lot.
  • Once bleach reaches open air, its strength dramatically lessens.  You will need to add more bleach if you are stamping many pieces at once.

To bleach as a spritzer,  pour a small amount into a spritzer bottle.  Prepare your work area as above.  Spritz your card stock.  Set aside to dry. 

DO NOT LEAVE BLEACH IN THE SPRITZER BOTTLE.  RINSE OUT THE BOTTLE AND THE SPRITZER MECHANISM BEFORE STORING.

****Please be careful when using bleach.  I do not recommend bleach stamping with pregnant ladies, young children, and those who have allergy or sensitivity issues.

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