Alcohol ink, Creative Chemistry 101, Distress Ink, Hero Arts, Jennifer McGuire, Online Card Classes, Studio Calico, Tim Holtz
I’ve written here and I’ve tweeted about how much I am loving the Tim Holtz class – Creative Chemistry 101 through Online Card Classes. I’ve done quite a few online classes, and this may just be the best! Though, the Inspiration Showcase class with Jennifer McGuire is up there too. Let’s just call it a tie!
I’m having a blast learning about the chemistry behind paints, inks, stains, markers. And just hearing Tim talk about how he got started in the business, why he doesn’t clean stamps, how Distress Inks came to be, and more is worth the money, forget the other stuff!
Here are a few tags I’ve made – pretty basic, I really just wanted the technique on these, but I’ll also show you a card for an upcoming class that combines a couple of different techniques.
From left to right, top row:
Blended Spritz & Flick
Bottom row, left to right:
Stamping with Stains
I’ve tried a few other as well, but they’re not complete – I’m waiting on tags (black and kraft) and markers! And, before someone asks, the reason I’m waiting for those specific tags is that they are coated and so are a better surface to work on – I’ve tried office tags and they’re just no good!
My favourite is the Stamping with Stains tag – love the bright colours, the white stamping and the black images, which is why I use the white stamping technique on this card, along with the Alcohol Ink Agates technique:
This is just a prototype, but the techniques are very cool! The card class will be the end of April, we’ll make 3 cards, and this stamp set is included! Pretty awesome!
You can join the Creative Chemistry class anytime, the content is available forever, it’s fantastic even for those few scrapbookers who aren’t Tim fanatics, and Tim does a minimum of 2 videos a day – worth every penny and more! Go sign up! Now! You’ll thank me, I promise!
Just starting my art journal. I’ve been doing crafts, sewing, crocheting, etc. for many years but this is new for me. I 💘 love bright colors and your tags are exactly what I hope to achieve. I have some supplies but I need more. Any suggestions on the top 10 purchases necessary for getting started on my first journal. Any information is appreciated. **
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So many things!!! Check out Ranger – Dyan Reaveley and Dina Wakley are Art Journalers and both have product lines. I love the DW Art Journals, Stamps, and Stencils. Dyan Reaveley is quirky and has amazing colours in her line. Tim Holtz has the Distress line which I totally recommend. Start slow and add product as you go and play. I’d start with a fun journal, stencils, and Distress Oxide Inks. Then add paint and watercolour pencils/crayons. Also gesso, molding/modeling paste for texture. Have fun!
Can’t wait to learn all about and try my hand at these techniques. i have a picture in my mind that includes the multi dye features that I am seeing and my buildings/houses silhouettes – lots of layers and popped up pieces…hmmm wonder if I can get that to work….all thoughts welcome