Tuesday, August 2, 2016

THCC103 Day 1 Tag 5 - Distress Micro-Glaze Resist Technique

It's always fun to learn a new way to layer with stencils.  I never thought about doing it with a resist like Micro-Glaze. 

What a great day of Creative Chemistry 103 Day 1 – Distress Accessories!

By the time I created the third tag I think I was finally getting the hang of this resist technique.

THCC103 Day 1 Tag 4 - Distress Washed Watercolor Technique

This resist technique is very similar to one of the techniques of the July 2016 Tag of the Month.  For the sentiment I used the brush tip of the distress for the sentiment.

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 1 – Distress Accessories!

THCC103 Day 1 Tag 3 - Distress Off-Set Stamping Technique

Part of what makes this technique pop is the correct stamp.  I look forward to trying several other stamps for this off-set stamping technique.

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 1 – Distress Accessories!

THCC103 Day 1 Tag 2 - Highlight Stamping Technique

 This technique was great fun.  The image looks embossed because of the highlighting.  I can't wait to create more.  The stamps are from Texana Designs with a recent re-release of the thistle from Jam'n Stamps and a perfect sentiment for this week's CC103 fun.

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 1 – Distress Accessories!

THCC103 Day 1 Tag 1 - Distress DIY Ombré Technique

For this technique I created a custom ink pad using Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire.  The butterfly stamp from Texana Designs shows a beautifully blended image.  I stamped it on multiple surfaces to see the differences.

I also plan on using this palate in the opposite direction for a fiery sunset image!  Another great sky color I want to try is Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans.  This is the color of the eastern sky at sunset showing the earth shadow and the Belt of Venus.  Keep watching this space.

Creative Chemistry 103 Day 1 – Distress Accessories!

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tim Holtz July 2016 Tag of the Month

Technique Remix:  Watercolor Resist and Layered Words

Texana Designs Stamps
Cupcake, Candle,  Word Stackers “Happy” & “birthday”
Word Tokens
Adornments Silverware
Crinkle Ribbon
Watercolor Paper
Distress Markers for watercoloring
Distress Stains for background wash
Distress Inks
Micro Glaze


I didn't have any of the word dies, so I used my Brother Scan'n'Cut and Texana Designs Stamps.  Karen Lambert designed "word stackers" a few years ago for Texana.  I stamped the word "HAPPY" and created a cut file for the SNC.  I needed to resize it just a bit so that it would fit on a tag.  I cut the word then used my thinlet tag.  I also used the SNC to cut around the script word "birthday".

Creative Chemistry 102 Revisited

July was the month to review the techniques from CC102.  I was not able to create each weekly challenge weekly, but I made up for it this weekend.  It was a lot of fun.

Week 5 focus

For Week 5, July 1-7, 2016, I want you to focus on Day 1 of Creative Chemistry 102.
  • Discussing paints and their properties
  • Techniques: Marbling, Colored Crackle, Altered Surfaces, Eroded Metallics, Stamping Resist, and Industrial

challenge 5

After you’ve had a chance to go over Day 1, let’s play with Distress Paints! Your challenge is create a tag, card, or other project using THREE OR MORE COLORS OF DISTRESS PAINT. You can use any three Distress Paint colors and any technique from class.

Week 6 focus

For Week 6, July 8-14, 2016, I want you to focus on Day 2 of Creative Chemistry 102.
  • Discussing the basics of stencils
  • Techniques: Layering, Embossing, Stamping, Sketching, and Monoprint

challenge 6

Now it’s time to play with Layering Stencils! Your challenge for Week 6 is to create a tag, card, or other project using TWO STENCIL TECHNIQUES TOGETHER. You can use any two stencil techniques from class.


For Week 7, July 15-21, 2016, I want you to focus on Day 4 of Creative Chemistry 102.
  • Discussing alcohol inks and their properties
  • Techniques: Faux Patina, Tinted Tinsel, Ombre, Monoprint, Faded Layers


Are you ready for some alcohol ink fun? Your challenge for Week 7 is to create a tag, card, or other project using ALCOHOL INKS. You can use any alcohol ink technique from class.


For Week 8, July 22-28, 2016, I want you to focus on Days 3 and 5 of Creative Chemistry 102.
  • Discussing Distress products
  • Techniques: Smudge Stamping, Brayering, Photo Tinting, Faux Cracked Glass, Glittering
  • Discussing the versatility of embossing powders
  • Techniques: Rusting, Sticky Powder, Shabby Chic, Tarnished Silver, Chalkboard


Now, it’s time for a new challenge! Your challenge for Week 8 is to create a tag, card, or other project using both DISTRESS INKS & EMBOSSING POWDER. You can use any techniques from class.

Tomorrow begins Creative Chemistry 103.  I can't wait!