Some time back, right after Summer CHA, I started playing around with the Faux Bleach Technique that I had learned in a Tim Holtz class.  You all know that I post quite a few cards with this technique and have started using other mediums besides the Ranger Color Wash.   I was experimenting for a reason.  One, I couldn’t contain myself and had to keep playing, but the main reason was because I was asked by Beate Johns to write a tutorial for Splitcoaststampers.  I wanted the technique to be versatile enough that anyone could try the tutorial even if they didn’t have the Ranger Color Wash.  The links below show some of the other medium that I have used:

Alcohol Inks on Glossy Cardstock

Alcohol Inks on Tags or Non-Glossy

Shimmer Mist on SU Whisper White

I am so excited because today is the day!  My tutorial on Splitcoaststampers goes live today . . .  WOO HOO!  You have to check it out, Faux Bleach, and they have even made a special gallery just for the Faux Bleach technique.  I’ve already started moving in some of my earlier Faux Bleach cards, and can’t wait to see what everyone does with this fun technique.  The best thing . . .  I’ll be able to find the cards all in one place!

This is the card I made for the tutorial, but I’m not going into the details here.  You’ll have to take a look at the tutorial (I know bad, bad, bad)! BUT, the green background panel is actually one piece.  I die cut the end with Spellbinders Deckle Scalloped Edge Petite Borderabilities, scored 1″ over and folded over the flap.  I die cut a second edge, and then stitched the two together on the sewing machine.

Faux Bleach Tutorial Card

Anyhoo, have a great day today and if you are going out with all the New Years’ Revelers, party heartily but be safe!  I for one will do what I always do for New Years’ Eve . . . curl up on the couch, watch old movies and maybe stay awake long enough to ring in the New Year.

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