Friday, November 16, 2012

Bottle BRUSH bleaching

ok are you feeling the Tim Holtz rage yet? I know you must think I am a serious stalker or wanna be. But I just think he is such the genius...anyway I found this cool photo by
Tim Holtz
I know GASP} right? totally - the colors look so magical and dreamy...
anyway I wanted to make something similar and knew that you needed bleach and "HIS" inks & stains of which I had very few. Here is my short but sweet tutorial...
 
grab a bucket - some bleach - some trees and some spray inks (like tattered angels or studio calico spray inks)
 
 
 
 
Dip trees intl the bleach and let them soak for a little bit. Keep turning them  every once in awhile.
 
 

soak the trees for about 20-30 minutes. just keep checking on them and turning them.
- they begin to look dingy beige... the water looks really dirty when you are done. Try using some
gloves because I found out the  bleach burns a bit on the skin

 
once out - let them dry - aren't they lovely as WHITE TREES?
 
then grab a shoe box and your sprays and put the trees into the box one at a time and spray till you get the color of tree you desire. Then just group them up and sit back and admire them aren't they gorgeous??? I am itching to make a ton more!!!
 
 
purple-icious

 
robins egg blue

 
pretty in pink

 
ornery orange
 
and then the rainbow of loveliness....
 
 
Hope you try your hand at this...
 
Here's wishing you a wonderful weekend...
 
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xo
 
 
 
 
 

3 comments:

Maria Matter said...

omgosh Tina, I am SO loving this idea!!! your trees look gorgeous!
have a wonderful weekend & beautiful Thanksgiving!
hugs

Nicole Buckingham said...

I am amazed. love these.

Aloha Sweet Friend,

The ladies and I are starting to gather a bit early this week so that we can take our turkey loving time mingling and growing together over the next few days.

Thank you for linking up with us last week, thank you for sharing your sweet energy with all of us... thank you for being beautiful you.

Come join us if you please.
xo,
Nicole
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