Friday, March 30, 2012

Lesson 6

Ok this is my second and final upload for today.

this lesson was all about the distress markers.
the first tag (again the middle)
Watercolour with markers technique
for this one we coloured with the markers on dry and wet paper.

the second tag ( on the left)
we coloured by blending the markers on the craft sheet and lifting colours up with the lighter marker and then colouring the butterflies

the third tag (on the right)
This time we had to colour the stamp direct with the marker and then stamp the paper. (it was supposed to be specialty paper but i didn't have any so i used the back of the glossy paper). then inked it with the blending tool and flicked it with water.

So that is it for tonight.

Thanks for taking the time to look, take care. xx

Lesson 5

Yes i am still behind on my tags but got three done this afternoon.

This lesson was all about distress stains.

the first tag (in the middle) is

Stained Kraft Resist Techinque
I didn't have any of Tims kraft resist paper but had something similar so i followed the instuctions and again i have used Kaisers stamps Le Chateau and Tigerlily.
Tag 2 (on the right)
Stamping with stains technique
for this tag we stamped with Picket fence stain as well as using the stains for the basckgrounds.  This was my second attempt for the back ground as i used to much Fired brick on the first one and yuck!!  Iused Kaisers Tigerlily butterfly stamps on this one.

And the third tag for the lesson (on the left)
Marbled stains technique

Not completely happy with this one either as this was third attempt. the first one looked like mud and then the second one was all red  although i used tumbled glass and shabby shutters on it.  Conclusion Don't use red or very little of it. Again i have used Kasier stamp this time Decorative Lamp.

Half way through so i had better get a wriggle on and try and do some more.  Off to do lesson 6.

Thanks for taking the time to look, take care. xx

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

lesson 4

I am 4 days behind but work interrupted and family well what can you do.  Although they are big enough and..... well even as adults they still demand attention.

Sotonight i finally hd a go at two of the tags for lesson 4.
Watercolouring with re-inkers 
I used Darkroom Doors Essentials 7 collection and as you can see i didn't stay within the lines.  hahaha!I only have a few colours in the re-inkersbut i'm happy with the outcome.  A few more to add to the colour collection and who knows what can be achieved (even for a non-watercolour artist).

Layered Misting Technique

For this tag i used spiced Marmalede, spun sugar, peeled paint for the base, My template is "The Crafters Workshops" Mini Harlequin. and i sprayed with faded jeans.  I'll play around with the different templates and masks that i have.

But i couldn't do the custom stamp pad as i didn't have the right supplies and unfortunately i have to reign in my spending for at least another week. :0(

Any way thats my efforts at a Masters techniques. 

Until next time

Thanks for taking the time to look, take care. xx

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lesson 2 of CC101

good evening again everyone, tonight i tried the techinques in lesson 2 of Creative Chemistry 101.

I was able to do Stamping with reflections (although i didn't have a reflections stamp) and the alcohol ink agates technique.  I didn't have any archival inks to stamp on the agates tag so tried a pigment ink. and although it stamped ok its not as stand out as the Archival inks.  Also i think i used to much silver metallic alcohol ink.  Oh well i'll keep practising on that technique.
I'm quite happy with the stamping with reflections tag.
I really need to get some Archival inks to try the resist technique which means i have to make another journey to a craft store. ho hum that is going to be such a chore....... NOT.  pay day tomorrow too. YAY.

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Part two of day two

Well i manage to get my self some watercolour paper from Lincraft today and i have done the third of the first three tags for Creative Chemistry 101
I used Iced Spruce, Festive Berries, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty concord and pine needles.

Love this effect.

I tell ya girls you don't know what you are missing

Thanks for taking the time to look, take care. xx

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101

Good evening everyone,

i was talked into ( and it didn't take much convincing believe me) into doing T!M Holtzs Creative Chemistry 101 on-line classes.
had to catch up on lesson 1 but it was a quick and i soon got into lesson two (up-loaded today)
Today T!M showed us three techniques using the distress inks and i have been able to do two of them
Tthis one: Blended distress/spritz and flick
And this one: Wrinkle free Distress technique.

Can't tell you how to do them because that wouldn't be fair on T!m but i do urge you to quickly sign up and learn from the master.

The third one will have to wait until tomorrow as i have to go buy some supplies. Oh what a shame. bahahahahaha.

Thanks for taking the time to look, take care. xx