Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How about some art?

Watercolor-look stamping with Distress Ink
I decided to take Tim Holtz online class, Creative Chemistry 101. It's the first online class he has done and I really like his creativity.  If this is your kind of thing it is not too late to join you will always have access to class content even after the two week course is over! So you can learn at your convenience.
I'm being very organized so far and have put together a binder with printed out info from the last two days AND have actually made what he showed how to do. One thing I like is that for each day's techniques there is a little summary that you can print, cut out and adhere to the back of your sample. I'm using tags and putting them onto the center ring of a three ring binder in front the the instruction page.
A suggestion he had was to use double sided heat resistant tape to adhere a non-stick craft sheet to a board so that it doesn't roll up. Brilliant!  I had Mr. Jim out with the circular saw in no time cutting up a board I found in the garage and found my roll of Sookwang tape. My board is thicker than his but what I had on hand and it will come in super handy!
We did three techniques today with dye ink. I'll talk more about those later as it is past my bedtime but I was so excited to make some cards to take to prayer breakfast tomorrow with the watercolor stamping technique!
I'm a sucker for a watercolor look. This was easy as can be. Just put different color Distress ink on your rubber stamp image, and then mist the stamp with a fine mist and stamp on paper. Dry with heat tool and voila!

5 comments:

Yogi said...

hey glad you joined the class. And even did one of the first day samples. very pretty.

Didn't have time yesterday, so will be doing them today. BIG GRIN

Of to check is day 3...

kdgowdy said...

your cards look lovely! I look forward to having some time to play with my inks this weekend!

sue said...

These are really pretty! What a great idea. I think he is just the best!

Lindalou said...

These turned out so pretty. I'm going to have to look into this class. I bet I would love it. Just afraid I wouldn't have time to do it. What with work and such.

Lindalou said...

These turned out so pretty. I'm going to have to look into this class. I bet I would love it. Just afraid I wouldn't have time to do it. What with work and such.