Card Making and Paper Crafting Techniques – Coloring with Bleach

Card Making and Paper Crafting Techniques - Coloring with Bleach


I imagine that “coloring” with bleach is probably not a new idea but I loved this sweet little rabbit so much I just had to share.

It’s so easy that there are only 3 steps to the process.

1. Stamp an image on a colored piece of paper. I recommend StazOn ink.

2. “Color” in the image with a Fantastix dipped in a bit of bleach

3. Wait

It only takes a couple of minutes for the bleaching of the paper to be seen.  I’ve done this too where I put bleach on a pad of paper toweling and used it as a stamp pad.  I stamped snowflakes on navy blue paper for a Christmas card background.  It’s definately a “Oooo” getter.

Have you used bleach in paper crafts before? What did you make and how?


I linked this project up to the February FaveCrafts Blog Hop


  1. Martie Rollin says

    I LOVE how this looks! Bleach is such a mystery product…who knew it could turn this stamped image into something so pretty? I’m off to give this technique a try…thanks!

  2. Lorraine Schwartz says

    I have done several cards with what we call Jik(the brand name of our bleach) i used reindeer paper and did a beautiful elephant and a leopard. I have also done flowers using bleach and i use a small paint brush to apply the bleach. My tip is test your paper before hand on a corner that you will not be using to see if the bleach will take. Good luck and happy carding.

  3. says

    What a smart chica you are! I’d have never thought of this and am super thankful that you have shown me the cool technique. I am so going to try it in my art journal today!
    Peace & Love,


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