Saturday, March 31, 2012

Distress Crackle Paint - Creative Chemistry Day 8

To me, any day is a good day to make a Halloween theme item!  Both the cat and bird are Grungeboard cutouts from Tim Holtz's idea-ology line (cat from the Seasonal pack and raven from the Nature pack)  The technique here was using the Ranger Distress Crackle paints.  I had that piece of quartz sitting on my desk and it struck me that the pattern of the quartz crystals as they form was very like the effect the Ranger Distress Crackle gives.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 8 of Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 101

Skipping ahead to day 8 - playing catchup on the different techniques.  The class is giving us at least three techniques a day to try out and lots of great information about different stamping products from Ranger.  This particular stamp used is a Ginko leaf from and the leaf is #3374.  It is stamped on fabric, Rangers Inkssentials Sticky Back Canvas Cards that come in trading card size.  I used two, cutting one of them in half for the leaf at the bottom of the card.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 5 of Creative Chemistry

This tag is made with techniques learned on day 5 of Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry.  It is the Stained Kraft Resist Technique.  So many more techniques still to try!  This is already approching Friday of the final week of class, and I am just getting around to posting last week's homework.

Day 4 of Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry

I was able to do one of the techniques for this class, called Layered Misting.  Very simple and pretty technique, but one I probably would not have thought of all by myself.  This class is very inspiring.  It is making me think of not only the ways I can use supplies  I already have, but also what I would like to try out next.  : )

Friday, March 23, 2012

My tags done for Creative Chemistry 101

So far, I have been able to keep up with only some of the stamping techniques. Lots of great information is being given by our teacher (Yay, Tim Holtz!) that it is much to absorb and try out.  The idea of these tags is to be able to practice learning the techniques being taught.  Another whole week of techniques yet to come as well.  As well as learning new stamping techniques, now I guess I am going to have to learn how to blog.


Starting this blog as a way to post my stamping creations.  Have been a stamper for many years and currently am participating in the Creative Chemistry 101 class being taught by Tim Holtz on  I also belong to a local stamping group and participate in ATC swaps.