A place to relax and enjoy my paper crafts. A stamp I saw says, "I want to make pretty things even if nobody cares." This is my place to chronicle them!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101, Week 4 - Alcohol Ink Agates

Alcohol Ink Agates Technique

Ranger Purple Twilight, Sailboat Blue, Sunshine Yellow, Citrus Alcohol Inks
Adirondack Gold Mixatives Alcohol Ink
Lavinia Stamps
SU A Little Bit of Magic
Embelishments - SU and Hero Arts
Ranger Craft Tag
SU Glossy Cardstock

June 28 Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 Week 4 - Archival Resist

Archival Resist Technique

Indigo Blue Rugged Edge stamps
dylusions basic background stamps
Lavinia Stamps - silhouettes
Archival Inks
Ranger Black Tag
SU Glossy Cardstoock
Frayed Burlap Distress Mini

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 Week 3

Layered Misting Technique

Used Children's Winnie the Pooh rubber stamps. Stamped suprisingly well.
Tim Holtz stencil
Re-inkers were made with SU reinkers
SU Embossing Folder
Taylored Expressions Many Mini Occasions stamps and dies

Monday, June 13, 2016

OCC Creative Chemistry 101 Stamping with Stains

Stamping With Stains Technique
Another neat technique. I purchased 1 set of 3 stains: chipped sapphire, spiced marmalade, aged mahogany. It mixed together to make numerous shades. Urban Tapestry stamp set was used with Hero Arts Intense black and white Hero Hues Pigment ink.

OCC Creative Chemistry 101 Custom Stamp Pad Technique

Custom Stamp Pad Technique
I really enjoyed learning this technique. It worked exactly as Tim described. I only have SU reinkers which worked fine.

OCC Creative Chemistry 101 Archival Resist

Archival Resist Technique
Hmmm. I need more practice on this technique. Had a green, blue and gray Archival Ink. Background was Distress Mustard Seed. Pumice Stone along edges.  Stamps - Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge, Lavinia - Cat and Stars.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Reinker Sprays Meet Winnie the Pooh

Re-Inker Sprays
I made ink sprays using my Stampin'Up! reinkers and Ranger Mini Misters. Added about 12 drops of ink and 3/4 water.  Worked great. Bought these cute, cute Winnie the Pooh stamps on Ebay. Ink embossed the SU embossing folder with Distress Old Paper ink. Sentiments are from Taylored Expressions Many Mini Occasion stamp and die set. 

OCC Summer Of Creative Chemistry Week 2

Re-inker Watercoloring

I've determined that water-coloring is difficult and I need a lot of practice.
This technique uses re-inkers on a palette and watercolor brushes or water brush/aqua painters. Ranger has a fine tip detail brush that I really like. I think I need to take the OCC Watercolor for Cardmakers class!

Also, not sure what to do with all these tags I'm creating. :)

SU reinkers
Distress Old Paper around edges
Tim Holtz Water color paper
A Little Bit of Magic
Postage Due
Range Fine Tip Water Brush
Ranger #5 craft tags

Monday, June 6, 2016

OCC Tim Holtz Summer of Creative Chemistry Week 1

Wrinkle Free Distress Technique
Blended Spritz & Flick Technique

These are projects from the first week of Tim Holtz's Summer of Creative Chemistry over at Online Card Class. Am loving the class and have learned so much experimenting with my products. Thanks Tim!

The first card used:
Stampin'Up! Soft Suede cardstock
Ranger #5 Manilla tag
Stampin'Up! Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Lost Lagoon ink
Distress Ink Old Paper
Stampers Anonymous Urban Tapestry
Tim Holtz Blending Tool
Stampin'Up! Embossing Folder
Stampin'Up! Spider Web Doily
Tim Holtz ribbon

Second card used:
Neenah Desert Storm card base
Stampin'Up! Basic Black card stock and Going Places DSP
Ranger #5 Manilla tag
Distress Ink Minis
Stampers Anonymous Life's Possibilities
Tim Holtz Blending Tool
Tim Holtz ribbon
Stampin'Up! Decorative Label punch