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Monochromatic Watercolor Bleaching

I saw a technique that I wanted to try called Watercolor Bleaching.   I thought it was very striking so I took a go at it.  I went for monochromatic blues.  First, I white heat embossed a number of floral images and a Thinking of You sentiment.  Next, I (heavily) watercolored the background with several shades of medium and darker blue distress ink.  To \”bleach\” I wet a paint brush and dabbed the inside of the images.  I wanted a dramatic and intense effect so I wet the areas, blotted with a towel and repeated until I had the look I was going for.  It got lighter after each cycle.

Emboss Resist Technique with  Distress Inks.

I liked that card so I did a similar second card but added some reds and greens.  In the end, I liked the monochromatic blue card the best. 

 I am entering my card in the following challenges:

Just Us Girls Watercolor Background

The Flower Challenge – Monochrome

Cas-ual Fridays Embossing Challenge

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

5 thoughts on “Monochromatic Watercolor Bleaching

  1. Karen, I love the \”Water Bleaching\” technique, your beautiful card is a perfect example of it, the shades of blue on the flowers look truly amazing.Thank you for playing along with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you play again soon.Hugs.

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  2. That blue is so vibrant and worked beautifully with what I call \”paint lifting\”, Kenny. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just Us Girls.

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