Friday, October 28, 2011

Face The Sun

Turn your face towards the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.. Don't you love that quote.
SunflowerKit2
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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30 comments:

  1. wonderful cards dawn you made the last time. I was busy the last days so I missed some of them
    hugs Lia

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  2. wonderful cards dawn you made the last time. I was busy the last days so I missed some of them
    hugs Lia

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  3. Amazing creation, Dawn! When I want to see something different I come to your blog to marvel at your gorgeous flower cards. You always find the perfect sentiment to go with.
    Love the way you embossed the sunflower, really creative and so elegant. Maybe I shall find som etime to try this two one day:)
    Have a great weekend darlin!
    Hugs,Iulia

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  4. Very pretty! So many fave things on one card, love it! I have been wanting to stamp with bleach again, I used to use it with watercolour pencils but now I LOVE the idea of using kraft cardstock & my copics with it!

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  5. Wonderful card. You are very talented.

    Tina

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  6. OK can I stop drooling now, this is just gorgeous, sunflowers are my absolute favorite flower in the whole wide world, so this is just over the top for me. OMG I think it should be framed. I am going to be late for work, I can't stop starring at it.

    Debbie

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  7. This couldn't be more stunning, Dawn! I love the technique with this image and your whole design is fantastic! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. OK, if I could change the font size, etc. on my comment, I would so pretend this is really huge letters....

    W.O.W!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my word, that is beautiful with the bleaching! I have never heard of doing that, but MUST try it sometime soon! Your card is stunning, Dawn! Love the layout with the flowers and sentiment, and the added details are perfect!

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  9. Oh this is just beyond gorgeous! I have been wanting to: a) try the bleaching technique, and b) buy that set, it's been on my wish list waaaayyy too long! Oh, I need that set!!! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  10. This is so very creative! I will need to try this technique. Your coloring is perfect and the colors just seem to pop! Gorgeous!

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  11. What a wonderful card Dawn.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  12. Hey...we're using the same set today! This has such great visual impact and awesome accents girl! Beautiful shading and highlight!

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  13. Dawn this is gorgeous! Love the kraft paper with the sunflowers. Just gorgeous.

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  14. Oh My GOSH and Oooh La La!!! This is SUBLIME, Dawn!!! I love, love your colors, images and design - it's all so Perfect! Gorgeous, Gorgeous card!

    ~ And I must try that bleaching technique! Thank you for reminding me!
    (I haven't had any time to get over to SCS and peruse their techniques in ages!) :)

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  15. I absolutely love this stamp you've used Dawn, sunflowers are one of my favourite flowers. Loving the technique you've used as well.

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  16. How lovely, Dawn!! Thanks for the tip on coloring on Kraft!

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  17. This is gorgeous, Dawn! What a fun technique - I'll have to break out the Kraft & give it a try! Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. I love all the different things you can do with bleach - thanks for another one, Dawn! Stunning card!

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  19. Dawn, I just love everything about this! The kraft paper, the subtle coloring, the sentiment...that great button! Gorgeous card!

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  20. Quite lovely! Fabulous inspiration!

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  21. I'm not entirely sure that I understand the technique but I sure do love the finished creation! Beautiful, Dawn! Hugs, Lesley

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  22. WOW, Dawn, is this ever stunning! I haven't tried that technique in years, but love the effect on kraft CS!

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  23. Absolutely lovely! I just got this set and now I am so glad! Great embossing choice too!

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  24. That is absolutely beautiful...I wouldn't think bleaching would make the copics more vibrant, so that is a great tip!!

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  25. I do love this quote, love this kit, and love your beautiful card! Bleaching the kraft before coloring on it allows such a brighter image. It looks fabulous!

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  26. What a stunning card! That set of sunflowers is awesome. Love the technique you used on them too. Great card! Wishing you a very Happy Halloween! Best, Curt

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  27. totally awe-inspiring....wow...so classy and gorgeous...love the touches of white too

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  28. The flower sketch of card is neatly made which is attractive one.
    plastic card ideas
    hotel key card

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  29. Dear Dawn,
    your detail is just Lovely and so fantastic, creative and so beautifully done. I love it. I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!! Please visit my Blogspot. Many hugs from Marina.

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