Hello my creative friends! I took Creative Chemistry 101 with Tim Holtz about four years ago and I’m getting a refresher this summer. Here are the tags I created for the challenges.
Friends, you just have to take this class. It covered so many things you need to know about Tim Holtz products – it was amazing!
Day 1 – Tim is a wonderful teacher; he discussed the characteristics and properties of the products; dye vs. pigment inks, translucent vs. opaque, solvent, oil, or water based vehicles and porous vs non-porous materials.
Day 2 – This day we learned techniques for blending, stamping, and layering with Distress Ink. Also, the wonderful way they react to water. It was fun going back and create these tags, but with some of the colors from the 2015 releases.
Blended Spritz & Flick
I think I went a little crazy applying all the different colors and got the tag too wet; but it is wrinkle free!!
Day 4 – We learned techniques for coloring backgrounds using re-inkers and how to store our ink creations.
Day 5 – Tim showed us some wonderful techniques for creating background, stamping, and using stains for marbling effects.
Day 6 – The techniques Tim shared with us for coloring and stamping with distress markers were awesome!! He also discussed the features of the markers and why they are different to other markers, but I didn’t have time to make the tags.
After going over days 4, 5 & 6, our challenge was to make tags using the techniques we learned.
Watercoloring with Reinkers
Creating a Custom Pad
Stained Kraft Resist
Stamping With Stains
We skipped a few days and went on to
This week’s challenge was to make tags using Perfect Pearls and Distress Inks or Stains.
Day 8 – We made some awesome distress crackle objects and paints and learned how they react.
Day 9 – All about Perfect pearls and Pearl mists we made ourselves.
Paint Dabber Resist
Crackle Paint Resist
Shattered Stains Technique
I also made a card for the Unity Stamps Masculine Challenge
Perfect Distress Mist
Perfect Distress Technique
Perfect Splatter Distress
That is it for now, my friends, Thanks for sticking with me until now.
Have a wonderful week and don’t forget to make something awesome!!