|Step away from the cleaning fluids now!|
I made the stamp pad from folded kitchen towel and applied bleach to the pad. The first couple of attempts were a shambles with either the image being too soaked with bleach or not enough. I realised it was impossible to get a clean image so I chose one that was under 'done' and used a paintbrush to finish up the monastery, and the moon.
The leaves around the sides and base are stamped in London Fog Gray and StayzOn black. The moon was enhanced with some very translucent Golden Fluid medium in Zinc White. The bats are actually swallows from a sea scene but I pressed extra hard on the stamp to make them fatter, voila bats!
There is no texture and I'm not sure this piece will survive very long since I didn't apply anything to prevent the action of the bleach continuing. If you try this technique, it all depends on the type of paper what your results will be. When I tried gray paper, the bleach removed the colour back to a pale gold.
Always wash your brushes and stamps quickly to avoid any damage.