Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 3 of Tim Holtz class

I'm doing some catching up. I watched the videos thru day 5 (today) and had time to do tags for day 3.
Today's techniques.

The first (middle tag) was alcohol ink agate technique. I applied alcohol inks to felt pad and added silver pen. I applied the inked pad to GLOSSY card stock tag, twisting it a bit as I applied it. I added more ink dots to felt and some alcohol blending solution and went over it some more finally adding the blending solution to a small area of tag and wiped. I dried tag with heat tool but it dries very quickly to touch anyway.  I stamped the images with Archival Ink in black. The solvent alcohol inks do best with a solvent stamping ink on top. Alcohol hand sanitizer wipes away the alcohol inks from the craft sheet nicely- great tip, Tim!

The next technique is Archival Ink Resist. Tim demos with bright inks but I only have brown and black Archival Ink so I used those. Stamped and dried my images (note: bright images covered with a neutral brown and then stamped with a black image will look similar to this but with more dimension- I will definitely want a bright ink or two). So, I stamped the zigzag, the word Evidence with black and the hands with brown. When that was dry I applied Distress Ink directly to the paper (this is glossy also) and wiped with a rag. Dried. Then I stamped the skeleton with Archival Ink. 
The last technique uses texture fade embossing folders. I have some embossing folders but none of Tim's. He used one with a frame. I tried an all-over texture and this did not do well- you couldn't see the stamped image which I'll get to in a minute. But I found one with texture only around the edge and tried again with success. Anyway, the technique is to stamp on the inside of the folder (smooth side) with Archival Ink which stays wet long enough to do this technique. If you use a text stamp it will come out backwards unless you use one of Tim's stamp reflections which is backwards for you and will appear readable.
After stamping the inside of the folder I placed a tag in it and ran it through my cuttlebug. The folder will basically stamp the image as it embosses. It is kind of cool in that you can get and inked image into the embossed part of the paper. If you stamp onto embossed paper it will only hit the high points.
I like this okay- it isn't a technique I would use often.
So here you can see my materials for this technique the stamped images inside the folder
The finished product- I could tweak this a bit next time

Here where you can see the embossed areas a bit.
I can see where I would stamp it on the other side next time.
I used a foam pad to apply Distress Ink to the tag.
NOTE: use stamp cleaner to remove ink from your plastic embossing folder-You may not want to stamp the next thing you run through it.
More fun tomorrow! Next class day is Monday so I have a little time to play-now I've got to get some WORK done!

1 comment:

Yogi said...

looks like you were having fun. interesting tags using supplies on hand.