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Creative Chemistry 102: Stencil Stamping

Today in Creative Chemistry 102 series in the Online Card Classes we combined stencils with stamping. We inked up the tag and then applied the stencil and added more ink. We then stamped a pattern through the stencil, giving the stenciled image itself an additional layer of interest. After removing the stencil, we stamped an additional image.

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The different elements all came together to tell a story on this tag and I really like that.

Lisa

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Creative Chemistry 102: Embossing through Stencils

Today in Creative Chemistry 102 series in the Online Card Classes we used layering stencils with heat embossing. Stencil -> ink -> emboss -> stencil -> ink.

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Taking the stencil only part of the way to the left allowed me to create a nice fade out.

You’ve got to try it!

Lisa

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Creative Chemistry 102: Mixed-Media Layering

Today in Creative Chemistry 102 series in the Online Card Classes we got to start playing with layering stencils. We used several stencils (can you pick out how many different images?) and everything from Distress Paint to Distress Ink to and inky concoction we learned to make in a mini-mister in 101.

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This was a lot of fun to put together!

Lisa

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Creative Chemistry 102: Industrial

I could hardly wait to do this project when I saw it coming up in the Creative Chemistry 102 series in the Online Card Classes. It is amazing to me what you can do with some foil, an embossing folder and some Distress Paint!

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Imagine the art this could be part of!

Lisa

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Creative Chemistry 102: Stamping Resist

Today’s project from the Creative Chemistry 102 series in the Online Card Classes involved stamping with paint. Instead of using the Sticky Back Canvas we used in 101, we stamped the Distress Paint directly on the manila tag. Making sure it was dry, we then applied various colors of Distress Ink over the image. Distress Stain will work too. Finally, we sprayed a bit of water over everything, wiped it and the painted image appeared.

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Love it!

Lisa

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Creative Chemistry compare: Rusted enamel technique

I created this piece in the Creative Chemistry 101 series in Online Card Classes and I wanted to compare the eroded metal look from yesterday with this rusted enamel piece done previously. Unlike yesterday’s that was done primarily with Distress Paint, this was done with Distress Ink and embossing powder to give the look of rusted enamel.

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Both achieve the look of erosion.  Do you prefer or would you use one technique over the other?

Lisa

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Creative Chemistry 102: Eroded Metallic

Of course there would have to be Metallic paint in the Creative Chemistry 102 series in Online Card Classes. We painted a tag with various colors of Distress Paint and then added some Distress Ink. After it was completely dry we added Distress Antique Bronze Metallic, water and heat.

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I love making metal paper!

Lisa

 

 

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Creative Chemistry 102: Altered Surface Technique

More fun with paint in the Creative Chemistry 102 series in Online Card Classes! We painted a non-porous surface with Distress Paint and dried it, but not completely. Wiped it.  Repeated this process with a different layer of color.

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I love the weathered look of the bright colors.

Thinking about what I can “distress” around the house,

Lisa 🙂

 

 

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Creative Chemistry 102: Colored Crackle

Similar to a project we did in the Creative Chemistry 101 series in Online Card Classes, we used the amazing Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint but instead of staining it we colored it. I cut some leaf shapes using Grungeboard (you can also use chipboard) and put a thick layer of the crackle paint on the leaves allowing them to dry overnight to achieve the best crackle. I then used Distress Paint over the leaves, heated them dry, and repeated with additional an additional layer of color. I heated that to dry and then added some Distress Stain to really bring out the crackle. I then dried them again and adhered them to a tag that I inked with Distress.

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Unlike the previous project where we stained over the crackle only to create a glass-like surface, this had a matte finish.

Lisa

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Creative Chemistry 102 BEGINS! Distress Paint Marbling

This summer, Online Card Classes and Tim Holtz are offering the opportunity to get to know the Distress products and how and why they work the way they do in their Creative Chemistry series.  Creative Chemistry debuted in 2012 with Creative Chemistry 101 and then 102.  I have just completed the re-release of 101 and am beginning 102. The new course offering, Creative Chemistry 103, begins in August.  I am looking forward to learning about the properties of more of the Distress products and then playing!

The first project appears below and uses Distress Paint, Distress Ink and water.

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It is terrific that the paint and the ink can work together!

Lisa

 

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Creative Chemistry 101: Rock Candy Distress Stickles

This is my final post for Creative Chemistry 101 with Online Card Classes!  When I started my Distress journey at the beginning of June I had no idea how many products and techniques there were to explore. I said at the outset that I’ve always loved the look of the Tim Holtz’ Distress but now I can say that with equal enthusiasm that I love to work with Distress as well.

The final project for the 101 class, Rock Candy Distress Stickles, is the perfect summation of the 101 course. Distress Stain and Distress Inks coated with glittery Rock Candy Distress Stickles couldn’t be more perfect.

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The above photo does not capture the shimmer of the Rock Candy so I have included the photo below with the tag tilted toward the light so that you can get a sense of it.

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Back to the studio and on to Creative Chemistry 102!

Lisa