This Little Piggy

Hi Everyone!! Candace here from Scrappin' 2 LIttle Princesses. I'm not sure why, but I really enjoy posting on Mondays!! It does make me a little sad that this the last Monday of the summer though… :( At least this summer we have had the chance to do a lot of fun things with the girls… A couple weeks ago we took our kids and nephews to a corn maze that also had a ton of other activities on the farm. I think the kids' favorite part was the petting zoo. Anyways, when I got my distressed wood background stamp in the mail the other day, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!

A long time ago (before I even really started stamping…) I saw someone using bleach as their ink. I thought this technique would work perfect on a barn using the distressed wood stamp. 

All you need to do this is: a piece of paper towel, folded up to make an "ink pad", some household bleach, something flat that will hold some excess bleach and your stamps and paper. Just a little tip when choosing your plate, or whatever you want to pour your bleach onto, make sure it is big enough so that your whole stamp will fit when you "ink" your stamp. The plate in the pic ended up being too small for my background stamp so I ended up using an old cookie sheet. 

One you have choosen your plate, etc. and have folded a piece of paper towel and placed it on the plate, you're ready to wet your paper towel. I made sure I had my ink and paper right beside me and ready to go at this point. Then I poured enough bleach onto the paper towel to make sure the towel had the moistness of a normal ink pad, Then all you have to do it ink up your stamp like normal, and stamp your image. As soon as I was done stamping I washed my stamp and hands to make sure there was no bleach left anywhere. 

You can sit and watch as your bleach changes the color of your paper! I found it actually pretty neat to watch…. 

I used my bleached wood patterned paper on my barn and also the title. If you would like to see the pics that are going to go onto this layout, check out my blog Scrappin' 2 LIttle Princesses

And that's my little technique for the day! Hope you liked it and be sure to post any projects using this technique in the Pink By Design Messageboard!! I would love to see what you all come up with! 

 

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5 Comments

  1. What a great technique, Candace!  That barn looks so snazzy! :)   Thanks for sharing!

  2. crazyaboutcricut

    WOWOWOW Candace, this looks amazing!  I think I'll actually be brave enough to try this ;D

  3. I have never seen this technique before – how neat! Thanks for passing it along!

  4. WOW, that bleach technique makes the difference from a cutesy barn to a realistic (yet still cutesy) barn!  I also really like the chicken on top of one of your photo mats, haha.

  5. Candace, this layout is so, so cute! I love all those cute little farm animals and all your doodles! And that barn…wow…that turned out so awesome! I am going to have to try your technique on something…very cool!


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