Water Bleached Background + Video

by Svitlana Shayevich

Hi, friends!

Svitlana is here. I’m a big fan of techniques as you already probably know. And background techniques have a special spot in my heart. Today I want to share with you one of them – bleaching with water.

I started by wetting a  watercolor panel with clear water using a Large Watercolor Brush.  Then I made a simple watercolor background using the Sea Breeze and Dusk Watercolor Brush Markers from the Spring Garden Watercolor Brush Markers Set.  I added pigment from the markers onto the wet paper and blended it out with a clear brush.

After I finished with the background, I put t aside to let dry completely.

After the panel dried, I white embossed the Delicate Flower Bed background onto the panel.  And then the technique came to play. I started adding clear water inside of the white embossed flower and blotted them with a paper towel.

It created this interesting effect as if the flowers were made out of vellum and adhered onto the card.

Next, I added splatters of the Pure White Ink Spray as well as pearlized water.

I die cut letters for the sentiment out of a Jet Black and silver glitter cardstock using dies from the Fine Alphabet Die Set and stacked them with a slight offset. After that, they were adhered onto the panel.

I also white embossed a sentiment from the Delicate Flower Bed Stamp Set onto a Jet Black strip and adhered it onto the panel.

Lastly, I added several Silver Crystals to accentuate the card.

Below you can find the process video where you can see how this card was made. You can watch it here or in HD on Altenew’s YouTube channel:

Have a wonderful day!

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Delicate Flower Bed Stamp Set
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Fine Alphabet Die Set
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Watercolor Brush Markers – Spring…
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Watercolor Brush – Large
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Pure White Ink Spray
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Embossing Ink
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Classic Crest Solar White (25…
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Jet Black Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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Watercolor Palette – Medium
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Lynne April 28, 2019 - 09:41

Beautiful colours and so effective.

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Svitlana Shayevich April 30, 2019 - 10:17

Thank you, Lynne!

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Greta H April 28, 2019 - 12:35

Absolutely love this! Can’t wait to try your technique!

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Svitlana Shayevich May 9, 2019 - 11:55

I’m glad you like it, Greta! Thank you!

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Tricia Podmore April 28, 2019 - 14:04

Neat technique. Color colors which gives that wow factor! Can’t wait to try this technique. Appreciate your sharing .

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Svitlana Shayevich May 9, 2019 - 11:58

Thank you a lot, Tricia!

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Jo Malicoat April 28, 2019 - 14:32

What a lovely card, definitely going to try out that technique!

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Svitlana Shayevich May 9, 2019 - 12:11

Thank you, Jo!

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mckcampbell April 28, 2019 - 19:38

I just love your talent, but I wish you could slow down a bit and not also have full speed ahead:)

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Svitlana Shayevich May 9, 2019 - 12:27

Thank you for you feedback! I’m quite not experienced in making videos and always is hesitating about the length. Detailed long video versus a shorter sped up. I will try to slow down the next time ;)

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Jenny N April 29, 2019 - 00:05

Can’t wait to try out this technique. Your card is very beautiful. Thanks for the process video.

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Svitlana Shayevich May 9, 2019 - 14:56

Thank you, Jenny!

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Linda BzL April 29, 2019 - 00:54

What a pretty card and interesting technique. Do you try this technique on card panrls that have one focal image instead of the whole background?

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Svitlana Shayevich May 9, 2019 - 15:07

Thank you, Linda. Yes, this techniques can be used on a parts of a bigger image or on a whole big image. I did both ways in the past. It gives this nice vellum-like look.

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Hamutal Shafrir April 29, 2019 - 00:58

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing this lovely technique!

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Svitlana Shayevich May 9, 2019 - 15:07

I’m glad you like it! Thank you!

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Henriëtte April 29, 2019 - 11:10

Gporgeous card Svitlana and a great technique. Thank you for showing.

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Svitlana Shayevich May 9, 2019 - 15:18

Thank you, Henriette!

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maureenchandler April 29, 2019 - 11:14

Your card is beautiful – what a great technique!! Thanks so much for sharing this – I’m off to play!

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Svitlana Shayevich May 9, 2019 - 15:18

Aw.. I’m glad you like it! Thank you!

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Helen April 30, 2019 - 20:23

Lovely card, Svitlana. The water applied to the images creates such lovely, subtle results. Thanks for sharing this technique.

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Svitlana Shayevich May 9, 2019 - 15:22

Thank you, Helen!

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