Sunday, October 3, 2010

Got Blemooch?

What is Blemooch or Blemooching you might ask? Well it involves Bleach and Smooch Spritz... I presented this technique on Stage at the Stampin' Up! Baltimore Regional yesterday. Here are some samples, it will be very hard to see on camera but a technique video is coming Tuesday!

I presented this card on Stage...


So how does it work? Well you take some folded paper towels and add some bleach to them to make your own ink pad. Here's a video on how you can use Bleach with your Stamps. Then you Spritz that with some Smooch. Then you take your stamp and with a light touch stamp it into the mixture then stamp onto your card stock. The stamp picks up the bleach and Smooch so that when you stamp the image the smooch shows up just in the bleached out area.

Here is what it looks like close up.. If you click the photo it will enlarge and you can really see the shimmer in the snowflakes I bleached out on the Crumb Cake card stock.


After you stamp your image with the Blemooch mixture.. you want to let it dry for a few minutes.. Then you go back and you can stamp over it with another color of ink and that ink won't bleach out. I did that with some Not Quite Navy on this card.. Using the same snowflakes I stamped on the card base as well.

The Snowflakes are from Serene Snowflake and the Sentiment is from Season of Joy. I only used the bleach and Not Quite Navy on this card along with some Gold Brads.

Here are some more samples I made...

On this card I used the new Christmas College Background Stamp.. I stamped it using this technique onto a piece of Early Espresso with Gold Glow Smooch.. I punched a window out where the 25 was and added a new layer under this focal piece of Confetti Cream with the 25 stamped in Cherry Cobbler.



Then I added some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and a strip of Cherry Cobbler that I ran through the Big Shot with the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder. I added a spritz of the gold smooch to it and an Antique Brad for a classic Christmas card that has just the right amount of shimmer.

I have 2 more Samples using this technique as well that I will share tomorrow.... I hope everyone had a great weekend!

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