Thursday, March 29, 2012

Acrylic Paint Dabber Resist

This was a new technique for me and I absolutely loved it. I will be using it a lot on more tags and journal pages. I love the resist techniques and this was so easy to do. I have a lot of different acrylic paint colors so I'm anxious to see how other colors turn out.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rock candy butterflies

Today's class was about paints - acrylic and crackle paint. I have completed the other 2 lessons but did play with rock candy crackle paint. It is a bit hard waiting for them to dry. I want instant gratification! It definitely looks better when you let them air dry as opposed to using a heat gun. I colored them with a couple of Dyan Reaveley sprays (I am hooked on those brilliant colors).

Monday, March 26, 2012

Creative Chemistry

Tim Holtz has put together an online class (2 weeks) that so far has been amazing. I've been stamping for almost 20 years and didn't know half of what he is explaining. Whoever knew the reasons why pigment ink did this or dye ink did that. He takes a subject and usually demonstrates 3 different techniques. I've been following along each day and try to duplicate. Boy, does he make it look easy. But getting the same results are NOT. A lot of folks have put their creations on their blog. I'll have to think about that for a bit - maybe a do over or TWO.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Tag for 12 Tags of 2012

Tim's 12 Tags of 2012

This is for March (didn't do February). I had a couple of the items and had to improvise with the others. I didn't have the wood background stamp so I ran the tag through a wood looking embossing folder. I inked it with Vintage Photo. I did the butterflies like Tim's but used a platinum embossing powder. I think it came out ok. I've done this technique before and have used small, silver glass beads for the grout. The butterflies had pretty small "grout lines" so I didn't think the beads would work.

Since the tag was embossed, I stamped the saying on a piece of foil that I inked with alcohol inks. The flower is out of my jewelry making stash.

Thanks for looking.