Saturday, 19 May 2012

Simply Saturdays: Faux enamel

Faux enamel will be our last technique post this week with Gay and her beautiful cards who has been using bleach on her card too. Two cool techniques on one card.
Remember to pop by tomorrow to come and play with us and try out all those techniques (or some of them).

This picture below shows the image after stamping and embossing with gold embossing powder . Using with very thin, cheap bleach on an old paintbrush in a well ventilated room and removing the colour from the image. 
Not all card will bleach you need to test a small area first.

When the bleach was dry I painted with distress ink and allowed that to dry.

The final stage was to add Diamond glaze. Oh! I splashed the page with bleach, I think I was getting a bit carried away by this time!!!!

Butterfly Kisses stamps, Roses
Distress inks: Barn door, Crushed Olive and Vintage Photo 


  1. Very very beautiful Izzy. And the slashes of the bleach give a beautiful effect.
    Lovely greet and nice weekend

  2. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. Stunning - might have to have a go at that!!

  4. Super techniques - a beautuful card. xx

  5. What a great technique, something I haven't seen before. Can I ask why you need to remove the colour from the image first before colouring with distress ink, was it to get the true colour of the inks? Thank you.

  6. This is stunning - thanks for the tutorial!

  7. Thank you for your lovely comments:0) The reason I bleached the card was to lift some of the colour away. If I had not, the red from the distress inks would not have shown at all. I didn't paint all of the images so you can see the lighter areas have no paint at all. So yes, it was to show the beauty of that Barn Door red!! I hope that answers your question Paulaexuk :0)

  8. It's amazing the colours that appear as a result of the bleach. This is a fab technique & I love the card with the splashes.

  9. Fabulous and thanks for sharing xx


We are very grateful for any comment you might leave.
All comments are moderated due to the huge amount of spam we receive. Your comment will not appear immediately. If you have any questions, please contact us directly, as your email address does not show in your comment, and therefore we cannot get back to you. Thank you.