I've been waiting for the fantastic Twinkling H2O's to come back into stock at Scraptivate and they finally arrived! So the technique for this fortnight's ATC Technique Book is Bleach & Twinkling H2O's. The old method for using bleach was to use a fairly simple design of a stamp, dip it into some bleach on a plate then stamp onto card stock, causing a bleached image of the stamp to appear.
I prefer to do it my way.....clear emboss a stamped image on card stock (usually black but some other colours do work), then taking an aqua pen (water pen) filled with bleach, colour in the sections of the stamped image that you want to lighten. Dry with a heat gun then using the Twinkling H2O's, colour in the lightened areas. It gives you much more control where the bleach goes and allows you to colour in only the areas that you want. Of course you can colour over even dark coloured card stock with the H2O's, so I've done this on the background in a few of the samples.
"Fluttering Bird"... (Tim Holtz bird & flower stamps)
"Hover"... (Same stamps as above - I've coloured in the background on this one as well with the H2O's)
"Zombie"... (Stampotique stamp - Gooseneck)
"Renewal"... (Stampa Rosa stamp)
"Journey"... (Green Papper Press stamp plate)
"Transformation"... (Stampotique stamp - Glimmering Hope)
Finally, another fun foam atc from the last class.