Lydia’s Crafty Corner – Ink Bleaching with Water

by Lydia Evans

Hello everyone and happy Friday to you all!

It's Lydia here and today I'm sharing a beautiful tone-on-tone card using our Crisp Dye Ink and a little ink bleaching using water.

Altenew Happy Heart Lydia 3I started with a piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ white cardstock and blended an ombre effect background onto it using Galactic Stream, Teal Cave, Aqualicious and Dew Drops inks. I left this to dry a little while. Then, I stamped flower clusters into place using Embossing Ink and heat set it using Crystal Clear Embossing Powder. I did do a little lazy masking by stamping the image, adding the embossing powder, then removing the embossing powder covering the previous image before heat setting.

Altenew Happy Heart Lydia Evans 1Once I was happy with my floral clusters, I then set to work bleaching the images. I did this by using a paintbrush and painting the images. Since our inks are water-based, they react with the water and bleach the intensity of the ink.

Altenew Happy Heart Lydia Evans 1For the sentiment, I used one from Happy Heart Stamp Set and stamped this onto a strip of white cardstock using Galactic Stream Ink. I matted this onto a piece of vellum before adhering it to my card.

For a step-by-step tutorial on how I created this card, please check out the video below or on our YouTube Channel:

Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again real, real soon!



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Karthikha Uday June 15, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Fantastic effect with bleaching! Love the beautiful ombre colors :)

Danielle June 16, 2018 - 6:13 AM

Wow, this is beautiful!! Love the effect and I will give it a try :-)

pam edwards June 18, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Lydia, I really like the tone on tone of the water bleaching. That card is so beautiful. I am definitely trying this. Thanks for sharing.

Lagene June 19, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Gorgeous card, great water bleaching technique!


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