Warning: When using bleach please make sure you are in a well ventilated room, those fumes can be quite strong. Make sure you clean your stamps well after using bleach on them.
I think that you need to use relatively "fresh" bleach to get a good effect. Mine had been sitting in the cupboard for years (I really don't like using toxic chemicals for cleaning.....but I'll use them for artwork, go figure!!). I couldn't get the bleach to work very well on several test pieces of cardstock, but eventually found some handmade cardstock which yielded a better result.
For my background layer I used a Sugarloaf Anita's Stamps starfish, dipped onto a bleach pad and randomly stamped on the dark turquoise cardstock. Once the cardstock had dried I overstamped with the same stamp using Brilliance Pearlescent Orange ink.
For my main image I used a Ferngully Shell Cluster stamp, I inked it with Versamark ink, then heat embossed with copper embossing powder. I then painted bleach within the embossed area to lighten the cardstock colour.
My starfish background is layered on top of a light turquoise piece of handmade paper, then another dark turquoise layer then onto a folded card. For embellishments I've added 2 mini Cuttlebug die-cut tags, 'for you' is a SU stamp and 'Dad' is made using 2 different Justrite alphabet fonts. These are tied on with linen thread and a small metal starfish is also tied on.
I've made a second bleach stamped card, I will post that one tomorrow as it's past my bedtime now!
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