I have been playing with inks and misters. Got me thinking... what would bleach do? It is not chemically an acid, but has some pretty corosive properties. I think I might play just to see what happens. Has anyone tried anything like this? What experiences did you have?
This is an interesting idea. I don't want to post anyone else's work, but I just did a general search in the gallery for "bleach" and several layouts and cards showed up. Some of them have blogs that show their bleaching technique. Let us know how it goes!
Dyan Reavely does what she calls a bleach out technique that looks like a bleach was used. She puts down a layer of spray ink, lets it dry, then using a waterbrush, she lifts the color off either through a stencil or on a stamped image or even freehanded.
You could also do it with a spray bottle over a stencil (what she calls ghosting).
Very cool techniques that give a bleached look without the smell
I'm not sure. Bleach is a very strong alkali - the other end of the acid spectrum, and just as corrosive. Personally I wouldn't want it anywhere near precious photos unless it had been neutralised first.
I could be wrong, but I think that when we make all this fuss about products being "acid-free", we really mean that they should be as close to pH neutral as possible. The reason that acid is the scrapper's bad guy is because many items do leach acid, and as photos are already acidic, it damages them. But strong alkali has to be just as bad.
If I've got this wrong, please feel free to correct me. I'm only basing this on my school-days chemistry knowledge.