Turn your face towards the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.. Don't you love that quote.
Today is another Free For All day at Flourishes. I wanted to show you a neat technique that I saw Beate John's demonstrate over at SCS. It is called Bleached Out Images..
I stamped my Flourishes Sunflower set onto Kraft paper. Then I embossed it with Clear Embossing powder. After it cooled I took a Q-Tip dipped in bleach and painted the inside of the petals and leaves. I let it dry and colored with Copics. Here is a picture of the bleached flower.
This is before I blended all my colors on the image. I just love the vibrancy you get with this technique. A few important tips:
Be sure to use clear embossing powder so you don't ruin your Copics.
Make sure the bleach is dry before you color with your Copics or you will ruin the tip.
Be careful around the edges of your image and don't use too much bleach or it will bleed outside the lines.
I used Flourishes newly released 123 Create Kit called Sunshine.. I love this kit.
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