Bleached Dye Ink – Jowilna 101

I love creating interesting effects using my ink collection. One of the things I love using is bleach. And even more exciting is the fact that all dye inks can be bleached to create amazing effects.

Let’s take a look at home amazing the end result is.

  • Step 1

    Use four colours of dye ink to blend a piece of white cardstock. I used a selection of Memento Ink colours.

  • Step 2

    Stamp images onto the blended background using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

  • Step 3

    To add some highlights to the images I used bleach (Jik) and painted selected areas on my stamped image.

The bleach bleaches out the dye ink on the background to a lighter colour, and even changes to a different colour in certain areas.


The finer details:

  • Only once the bleach dries will the end effect be visible
  • The more bleach you add the lighter the ink will become
  • Use a synthetic paint brush to paint your bleach with – the bleach will burn away natural bristles on good quality paint brushes
  • Bleach can be used on any dye ink as well as plain coloured cardstock
  • Each colour of ink and cardstock will bleach to a different colour for a stunning end result


Post by The Wholesaler’s Designer Jowilna Nolte. We are very proud to introduce you to our first designer, Jowilna Nolte. Jowilna is a true creative and she will be sharing some of her passion and creativity with you.


  1. This card is soooooo pretty. Definitely need to try this technique. Thanks for the great tips Jow.

  2. Thanks Cathy 🙂

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