Thursday, July 28, 2016

Creative Chemistry 102

The month of July was filled with the techniques from Creative Chemistry 102.  Even though the class ran the whole month it was a challenge to complete the techniques and done on time.  The one thing I learned is that you do not want to get behind in a Tim Holtz class.  He makes these techniques look so easy. You watch and say to yourself that should take about 20 minutes.  Two hours and 3 tags later you have something that resembles Tim's. At that point you remember that life is not perfect, so why should your art be.

Here are just a few of the tags I completed, and trust me some of these are NOT my first attempt.
Enjoy while I get ready to move on to Creative Chemistry 103. Wish me luck...

Stencil Stamping

Embossing Through Stencils

Paint Monoprint

 Stencil Sketching

 Smudge Stamping

Mixed Media Layering

Inspiration Wednesday - Week 15

I love my Verday paints.  They make it so easy to achieve a patina finish on any material.  I've used mine on paper and metal and they both turned out better than I hoped. The hardest part about using these paints is waiting overnight for the reaction. You find yourself literally watching paint dry. These colors, by far, are my favorites.  I hope you enjoy them too.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tim Holtz Tags of 2016 - July

The two techniques we remixed this month are Watercolor Resist and Layered Words. Both of these techniques are from our 2015 tags.  I enjoyed these techniques than and had a great time mixing them for this month because it's a Halloween theme.

After all it is my favorite holiday....

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Inspiration Wednesday - Week 14

One of the things I'm loving about this years pages is that I've been getting to use all the "stuff" that I kept because someday I could use it.  I got to go though my ribbon stash for these pages, and I found ribbon I forgot I had.

I had a great time going through the box that holds my ribbon looking for the perfect ones to use, and even though my hands were covered in gel medium when I was done I was happy with how the pages turned out.