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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Bleached Photo Box on: February 08, 2006 11:31:57 AM
Here are some of my latest attempts. 

On the one with the trees, I used a spray bottle lightly, but then just let it all drip on the letters.
On the one that says stars, I dipped a paintbrush in the bleach solution and went at it.
On the one that says Shine, I sprayed it with the spray bottle, more heavily on the letters, but then I dabbed it all with a paper towel.



2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Nudie postage stamp lamp! on: February 07, 2006 09:55:31 PM
That's so cute!  I have a whole bunch of old Pope/Vatican City stamps from a semester studying in Rome...I'm going to see what I can do!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: purple refridgerator on: February 07, 2006 09:50:21 PM
I officially hate that my refrigerator belongs to my apartment complex...and that I'm moving again in a few months.  I love love love it!  And I love the orange and white fridge too!  Like a creamsicle!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: the Yard Stick shelf ~ tutorial on: February 07, 2006 09:47:16 PM
What a great idea.  I'm going to try this for sure...something easy enough to make in a small amount of time, and something i can afford (that's the real seller!).  Thanks!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: sign language lamp on: February 07, 2006 09:45:54 PM
I love the lamp!  You've totally inspired me to try something like that of my own!
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Bleached Photo Box on: February 07, 2006 06:49:50 PM
i'm too tired to get all my stuff out tonight, but the next thing i want to try is putting the bleach solution in a spray bottle and spraying the photo instead of immersing it...if it's successful, i'll post the result!
7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Pocket Shrine - For my sister's birthday on: February 07, 2006 02:41:49 PM
I love that! What a great idea, and such a thoughtful gift!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: calaveras, magnets, coasters, mittens. *image heavy* on: February 07, 2006 02:36:50 PM
I love the shrinky dinks!  How big are they?  They would make great magnets too!  I would buy a whole bunch!

I love all of it though...really cool.
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Bleached Photo Box on: February 07, 2006 01:53:39 PM
i just used a thin layer of tacky glue for the photo and the metal decorations, but I put a layer of glossy stuff on over it all as well.  you know, for shine.
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Bleached Photo Box on: February 06, 2006 06:48:13 PM
Actually, I discovered it through a book called "The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery".   Here it is at amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1592531776/qid=1139280385/sr=2-1/ref=pd_bbs_b_2_1/102-2595697-3728125?s=books&v=glance&n=283155

It also has a whole lot of other really great ideas.  I haven't tried them all yet, because I got so hooked on bleaching.
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