How To: Painting with Bleach

How To: Painting with Bleach

If you’re looking for a new way to create color contrast in a project, perhaps the unique results of bleach painting is just the technique you’re looking for!

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supplies for painting with bleach

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.

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steps to paint with bleach

  1. Sample scraps of colored cardstock to determine how bleach will react.
  2. Fill empty water brush with bleach. Be sure to label brush and only use it with bleach going forward.
  3. Stamp and heat emboss image as desired.
  4. Use bleach-filled water brush to paint as desired.
  5. Use heat tool to speed up drying.
  6. Add additional layers of bleach to continue lightening areas as desired.
  7. Add bleach splatter if desired.


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watch the technique tutorial

My How To tutorial videos are filmed with real-time narration. You can pull out your supplies and follow along because there’s no editing, except for drying time. Pause when you need to, but otherwise, get ready and create right along with me!

How to: Painting with Bleach | Card Making, Mixed Media & Craft Techniques

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