Tipster of the Week: Don't Sulk, Bleach Your Photos!


Paint over your old prints!

Bleached Doodles by halfawakehaiku

So you’re stuck at home and can’t shoot . That doesn’t mean that you should be sulking. Celebrate by painting old photographs using the ever so trusty house hold bleach! You may have had some experience painting Easter eggs when you were young but now you’re all grown up, it’s time to show you’re artistry on a different medium other than with egg shell!

Print out photos or select old prints you wanna spruce up. If you’re about to head on out to have some printed, try using glossy paper and matt paper which react differently to strokes of your brush.

Gather the following: a bottle cap full of bleach, old news papers, a thin paint brush and some tissue paper to absorb excess bleach.

Dip your paint brush in the bleach and make sure to wipe off the excess liquid on the side. Be sure to try different strokes for various effects you may wanna get. Long strokes, short strokes and quick successive dabs will allow you to control the intensity of the bleach burn on your photos. You can outline details of the photo to make them stand out better or you can introduce new elements instead. Fancy a dinosaur behind a building? Why not! It doesn’t matter if you can draw well or if your skills are as crappy as mine. Just go at it and share your masterpiece when you’re done!

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written by halfawakehaiku on 2009-05-31 #gear #tutorials #painting #brush #tipster #doodles #tipster-of-the-week #dino #bleach #prints


  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    cool tip!

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Very very nice !!! What an artist !

  3. halfawakehaiku
    halfawakehaiku ·

    ahoy there!
    Thanks guys :)

  4. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    Wow, it can really make things look like they are on the go-carts.

  5. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    I love the one with Godzilla!

  6. ssamm66
    ssamm66 ·


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