My first mistake was to not check Pinterest to see what others have done using bleach as an art tool.

My second mistake was not to own a bleach pen.

So, I thought it was a good idea to mix a  50/50 solution of bleach and water, and then use an eye dropper to draw on good ole, cheap construction paper.

I liked the results, shown in the photo on the right. And I should have stopped there. But I wanted to do another "kitchen-themed" printmaking tutorial. My mind turned to cookie cutters.

"It'll be great!" I told myself, envisioning soft, thick-lined drawings of birds and stars and hearts on dark colored papers.

But the results were a disappointment. None of my cookie cutters, whether they were metal or plastic, upside down or right side up, on hard surfaces of soft, would produce a reliable outline. It wasn't foolproof either: one drop or splatter of the bleach solution and the page was ruined.

How to do

You can still produce a beautiful piece of art using bleach in an eye dropper. Or better yet, a bleach pen.

If you're not comfortable doing rapid freehand drawing, you 
 can do simple, carefully drawn images like these dandelions I drew. 

To draw on construction paper for staging, I suggest you use a free hand and don't plan on a detailed picture. Play Picasso. Do a bunch and frame the best.

Yes, you CAN stage your own home. It's easy with help from my homestaging eBooks. Download today and get started dressing up your home for sale. 

Cookie-cutter prints = no go. Even my dog (left) turned up her Beagle nose at them.