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Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 – My Finishing Remarks

 Twenty-five tags show all the techniques learned! The Tim Holtz class is organized, professional and packed full of so many amazing techniques. Not only does it teach you the basics – it goes well beyond giving information to keep you busy for years! It’s still available online just click on my TH CC101 participant link at the side of this blog. As I said before, to watch the techniques done step by step was a great way to learn!

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Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 Lesson 6

 Okay, so I wasn’t going to buy the Distress markers, I mean I have Copic Sketch markers and three other sets that I use, so why buy another? But after deciding that I want the same colors as the other Tim Holtz inks and embossing powders I decided to get them. I ‘m so glad I did, they are very easy to work with, and the blending properties are great! The first two tags are practice samples using the markers with and w/o water. The third tag is made using the markers applied right on the stamp. I managed to get 4 generations of stamping from the one inking! If you buy these markers you won’t regret it – I just wish they were refillable.

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Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 Lesson 3

Got my supplies in – was waiting for the glossy cardstock! I love the look of the finished project.-the glossy card stock makes it look very professional. It’s tricky working on the glossy paper the stamps slide on it – be careful! The first tag uses alcohol ink with a metallic mixative, makes for a cloudy (in a good way) looking blending of colors. The second and third tags were the same except for the backgroung color, but I wanted to show you how the two look good in both colors. The background stamps are new ones from Tim Holtz, very modern look that I didn’t think I’d like but – I do now! They are stamped in archival  ink ncovered with distress ink. the black stamps are added last. I don’t like my blending on the last tag, but I like the technique. A reflecftions stamp and a butterfly stamp are stamped right onto the embossing folder then the tag is placed in the folder and run through the Vagabond machine. Shading is done after – If I did the right blending this would be great!

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Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 Lesson 10

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Last lesson – but not really for me because I still have a couple that I’m waiting for supplies. Note to self  – stock up on more TH products! This is a beautiful background stamp that was inked with three colors. Then the tag was stamped, edged, and dried. For the finale, Rock Candy Stickles was used to give a sparkle to the tag, unfortunately the photo doesn’t show it very well 😦

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Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 Lesson 9

ImageHave to say the first tag does not look good in the picture, and not much better in real life! The colors just didn’t flow together as I expected – better luck next time. The tag had Perfect Pearls added to the mist. The second tag I like very much, the stamps were inked and placed on the tag, then Perfect Pearls were dusted on while the ink was still wet. The third tag used small piles of Perfect Pearls added to the ink on the Craft Sheet (look up a Ranger Craft Sheet I use it all the time!) Kind of tired right now – went back to work after the long holiday weekend and it’s late – just wanted to get this done tonight since the gallery in the Creative Chemistry 101 closes tonight! Take care everyone!

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Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 Lesson 8

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Love, Love, Loved this Lesson! Tag 1 used acrylic paint on a stamp and then staining on a sticky backed canvas – beautiful results! Tag 2 was painted on crackle paint which was let dry , then staining and stamping – wish I’d had the larger dress form stamp (I did order it for next time!) Tag # 3 Crackle paint on a grunge board die cut, then stained. OOohh, just imagine the possibilities! The crackle glass is a little tricky – had too patch up one seahorse’s belly (see the black spot on the poor red bellied seahorse) because I put it on too thick and then it flaked off when dry. I just need more practice, practice, practice!

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