Good morning! My friend Colleen Schaan has a tutorial posted on SplitCoaststampers today for a technique that she calls Colorless Blender Bleaching. After seeing her tutorial, of course I had to play along today. It was quite simple; my biggest challenge was, well--locating my glossy white paper! I don't use a lot of glossy, and I am evidently about out of it.
My base layer airbrushed on the half sheet of glossy white paper was YR24, which I left blotchy, according to Colleen's directions. I left a few patches untouched so that I could add a few spritzes of BV04 for variety and cool spots underneath. (You don't want to spray blue-violet on top of yellow since they are complementary and will generally make each other muddy if mixed.)
Here is the same paper after I airbrushed some YG63 and YG67 on top of the yellow and violet.
This is the same layer after I spritzed my Hero Arts Silhouette Fern stamp with colorless blender and stamped the image repeatedly (cleaning between each impression). See how that Blue-Violet shining through helps add interest by being a hint of coolness surrounded by all of that warmth? Okay, well, trust me--it helped. :-}
I had some scraps left after I trimmed my focal image, so I used a couple of them to die-cut some ferns with a Spellbinders Foliage die. For the bottom of my card, I used one of the Grand Labels Four die with the blade threaded over the bottom of the cardstock and under the rest of the card body so that it cut only the bottom edge. To keep from getting any imprint on the rest of the card, I simply rolled it far enough into my Grand Calibur to cut the bottom edge (you can feel it get harder to turn as the die edge passes the rollers), and then backed it out the way I had come in. I'll list all supplies below. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you get a chance to try Colleen's technique!
Cardstock: Kraft, New Leaf (Papertrey Ink); glossy paper
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Adirondack Bottle, and Chamomile Distress Cube
Copic Markers: YR24, BV04, YG63, YG67, 0
Accessories: New Leaf Vintage Button and Rustic Twine (Papertrey Ink)