Monday, 8 August 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 - Distress Collage Mediums & Textures

So this time it's catch-up on Day 3.  All done! (apart from the Grit-Paste, which I haven't yet bought.)

Firstly, here's the sample tags of the differences in the various collage mediums & texture pastes ...

Collage mediums
Texture pastes
And now the tags themselves ...
Layered collage

Texture paste colouring
Texture paste embossing
Texture paste resist

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Creative Chemistry 103 - distress crayons

Blended Background
Layered Colouring
Watercolour Resist
Smudge technique
Gesso Fresco technique
A busy week of so many new & amazing techniques from Tim Holtz's new online class Creative Chemistry 103! (available here)
Great classes & so many hints & tips from Tim! I caught up yesterday with Distress Crayon techniques, a new product i hadn't used before!  Love the vibrant colours & the fascinating techniques, but have now ordered the neutrals set to enable a more 'grungy' look as well!


Thursday, 2 June 2016

Creative Chemistry 101 revisited

Just a quick post (can't believe it's been so so long since I posted anything!) today.
Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 101 is up & running again this month (& 102 in July, then NEW! 103 in August) (why don't you join here at if you haven't already done so).  Same classes for a couple of months, but new forums & galleries, Tim answering new questions & now live chats as well!

So first week is looking at the first couple of lessons, so I've played along.  3 tags using distress inks (all last year's colours - twisted citron, mermaid lagoon, wilted violet, blueprint sketch and edged ground espresso, or hickory smoke).  And 3 techniques blended spritz & flick, brushless watercolour & wrinkle-free distress.  Butterfly stamps by Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous) & quote stamps by Finnabair (Prima).

Loved revisiting these techniques & looking forward very much to a summer of Creative Chemistry!

Back soon