If you’re kinda bored with your layering stamps and their predictable look, let’s spice things up a bit with a classic stamping technique – stamping with bleach!
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supplies for bleach stamping & layer stamping
You don’t need much to achieve great results. In fact, you don’t need anything special! Of course, if you need to do some shopping, I always have supplies linked below and at the end of the post. But, before you shop, be sure to check out my Crafty Sales page for any deals you can take advantage of at your favorite crafting haunts.
- Colored Cardstock
- Layering Stamps
- Palette, paper plate, or plastic container
- Paper Towel
- Heat Tool
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steps to stamp and layer stamp with bleach
- Sample scraps of colored cardstock to determine how bleach will react.
- Fold paper towel to create a makeshift stamp pad.
- Place paper towel on painting palette, plate, or plastic container.
- Carefully pour, or use a pipette to add bleach to the paper towel making sure it’s thoroughly soaked.
- Stamp outline image and allow bleach to react to the paper, using a heat tool to dry if desired.
- Stamp detail layers as desired, omitting any full-fill layers.
- Clean stamps and supplies with soap & water.
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3 thoughts on “How To: Bleach Stamping (single or layered)”
what effect does the bleach have on the photo polymer stamp itself? I would be concerned that it might degrade the material.
No effect whatsoever! Simply wash your stamp off with water or some washing-up liquid (like Dawn dish soap) and your stamp will be fine!