Friday, April 22, 2011



I just had to try it out- it is all about bleach--and stamps...

All the light places on the two collages I made, comes from dipping a stamp in bleach,and then stamp on a piece of paper.
The paper I used was a piece of light brown colored- that when being stamped turned out with pale patterns.

I hope you can see it--

Here maybe.....

But surely here-- a dark brown -and light blue paper stamped with bleach
isen`t it fantastic?
Thank you my dear Anni ,it is lots of fun--I know you will try it off ,too friend.

And because of the easter  friday ,I show you a few pieces from my collection of old  small crosses.

and two rosaries-this one is made with amber pearls

and this is wood.

I very much hope, you are all having a wonderful friday, dear friends and followers.
Big hugs, to you all.
xxx Dorthe


Robin said...

Your bleach stamping looks fabulous Dorthe! I really need to give this technique a try. Have a very wonderful Easter weekend.


Paula said...

Dearest, sweetest Dorthe,
Thank you for the links you shared and the wonderful new technique you tried! I love the effect in both of your collages dear heart! They are gorgeous sweetie!!! I love the bird image and the eggs, the sweet girl and all the lovely details. The bleaching gave such a lovely soft effect! You always inspire me so much dear friend! Your cross collection is gorgeous and the rosaries too, thank you for sharing them! I hope you and your dear ones will have a very blessed Easter! Love you sweet friend!!! Paula … sending you hugs and kisses xoxox

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Your collection of crosses is lovely. Who knew you could use bleach to make such wonderful designs on paper. Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed Easter weekend. Tammy

Unknown said...

how lovely....happy holy week-end to you dear dorthe.

Lululiz said...

Fascinating technique, I'll bookmark the video and give it a try soon. I hope you get to enjoy the Easter Weekend, Dorthe, relax and have a wonderful time. xx

inge said...

wonderful your birds... and happy easter !

Alisa Noble said...

Looks great!
I tried stamping with bleach years ago when I first started scrapbooking... fun!

Zue said...

Your work is beautiful I have used bleach gives lovely effects!
Your crosses are very special and are obviously very important to you. Thank you for showing them.
Sue xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, this is amazing!! And I just love Anni--Her work is gorgeous!! And yours is amazing, no doubt!! And those rosaries--they are so beautiful.
Happy Easter to you and your family.
Love & blessings,

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

I love your beautiful birdie cards, they have such a lovely vintage look. Also thanks for showing us your gorgeous cross collection.

Wishing you and your family a beautiful Easter.

marie said...

Hello Dorthe,
What a fun technique that is ~ I must try stamping with bleach! Your creations are lovely!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful crosses with us. The brightly colored one is very unique and very pretty! But I think the very simple one in the top row is my favorite.

Suztats said...

And you, too, Dorthe. Happy Easter.

A.G. said...

I like your little cross collection! Something about religious articles has often captivated me. Strange, for I'm not religious. Hmmm.

A Few Pennies said...

Lovely posting; have a lovely Easter! Patty

Rhonda said...

Oh Dorthe, I gasped at your crosses and rosaries, they are gorgeous!

Happy Easter, sweet friend, your tags are my two favorite colors. They are really amazing together.

xoxoxoxo Rhonda

sharon said...

The bleaching technique is gorgeous Dorthe, and so beautiful with your vintage images....they look dreamy!

I love your crosses and rosaries, they are beautiful treasures!

Evy said...

It is gorgeous!!! The bleach is a good idea, for the textile also!
Thank you for presenting us this attractive collection of religious objects. In my region of France, Alsace, we find it a lot, I like using them in my work.

Greeting Easter

Anonymous said...

Wow DortHe, what a fantastic cross collection, some of them look very very old. Fun bleach effects, will hace to try this too. xox Corrine

Joanne Huffman said...

Love the delicate look of the bleach stamping. Your tags are delightful. Have a very Happy Easter!

Cindy @ Le Chaise Parfait said...

Love you works of art.

Jillayne said...

I can see it and it looks wonderful - what a great idea and you have used it so beautifully. Your tags are wonderful Dorthe, just wonderful!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi sweet Dorthe, I had heard about the technique a while ago but then totally forgot about it. Thank you for showing your beautiful tags and reminding me :-). I really would like to try that.
Have a wonderful evening, sweetie!
Big hugs og mange knus,

My Creative House said...

Happy Easter my dear, you have made some wonderful pieces with bleach, har ikke prøvet det endnu, mangler klorin (og energi til at gå til købmanden efter det)en skøn samling af kors og andet, har du fået lavet noget ?, vi snakkes ved.
Knus Anni

Becca said...

I haven't tried stamping with bleach yet. Your collage bird tag is lovely! Happy Easter!

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Dearest Dorthe
Your tags look fantastic with that bleached effect. I have seen this done by a quilter using it on the back of the fabric allowing an amazing effect on the front on which to free machine quilt! Thank you for the link also. Your little collection of crosses and rosary is quite special and very old looking!
Hope Easter brings some special moments to relax.
Big hugs, big love,

Marlynn said...

OH, dear Dorthe, your bleach stamping is so impressive! You have a talent for it and it does take talent. I tried it years ago but just didn't have as much luck as you have had! I want to wish you a very Happy Easter and please know how much I so appreciate you visiting me at the Honeysuckle Breeze. Although we are far apart in miles -- in blogland we are really next door neighbors! Hugs

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Dorthe, what a gorgeous technique, and of course I love the birdie!I'm so glad you joined in for the party!! Hope you have a wonderful day, and a blessed Easter!

Charlene said...

I LOVE that technique!!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Sooooooooooooo cool! Hope you have a wonderful Easter.

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Easter, Dorthe,
With love & blessings,

Vicki Boster said...

Oh Dorthe- your newest tags are so lovely! I am so intrigued by the bleach method that you used- the results are perfection~~

Your cross collection is so very special- this is the most perfect time for you to share those with us.

Happy Blessed Easter Dorthe- I wish you a wonderful day. ( I am taking care of tiny ones~~)

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Dorothe
Such beautiful artwork.
I noticed you left a comment at The Stampsmith Blog. As I am a design team member for The Stampsmith, I display artwork on their Blog, alongside other DT members art. My actual blog is Adorn @

I am so sorry for any confusion. The problem is my Blog isn't displayed on my Profile.
Thank You and have a lovely weekend.
Lynne M

Lovey said...

Oh so beautiful!! Love to you sweet Dorthe! Happy Easter Sunday! Thinking of you from across the seas..xox Lovey

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dorthe,
I hope you had a happy Easter! The weather was beautiful here...what a lovely day!

Wishing you a happy and creative week ahead...I'm hoping to head to the beach one of these days! lol


Anne Bente said...

noget så utrolig nydelig.
rigtig god påske til dig


Rein said...

You have made some pieces of gorgeous art Dorthe!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

what gorgeous stamping (love that bleach technique) and a lovely collection of crosses! I hope you and your family had a Happy Easter Dorthe! :)

Rebecca said...

These turned out so cool, Dorthe!
I will have to try this technique when I can get a minute, it does look fun.
I hope your Easter was filled with love and family dear friend

Carole said...

Love this new technique and gives it a watercolor effect. I haven't had the time to create lately.....except with plants:)
Hope you had a wonderful Easter.


Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Thank you for your kind words and lovely visit to my blog. I love your collection of rosaries and all the sweet little birds you've got flying around your blog!