Creative Chemistry 102: Stencil Sketching

Similar to yesterday in Creative Chemistry 102, we combined stencils with stamping but with an addition. After inking up the background of the tag and applying the stencil, instead of stamping a pattern through the stencil, we used Distress Markers to sketch through the stencil to give certain parts more emphasis. On top of that, we stamped an additional image.


I really love the blue/green and redDistress Ink combination.


Creative Chemistry 101: Stamping with Markers

Another project in the third week of the Creative Chemistry series in Online Card Classes took us back to Distress Markers. We colored onto the stamps with a variety of colors of Distress Markers. We “huffed” a nice puff of warm air on the colored stamp, stamped the image onto the paper and then heat set it.  After it was dry, we inked over the entire tag using a variety of Distress Ink and a blending tool. To finish it off, we spritzed the tag with water, blotted off any excess and heat set it until it was dry.


I love the contrast of the splashes against the ink.



Creative Chemistry 101: Watercolor with markers

A new project from the second week of the Creative Chemistry series online class. You can check it out at Online Card Classes. For this project, we first stamped images onto watercolor paper.  To color them we used Distress Markers.  The top image was colored with markers on dry paper and then blended with a water brush; the middle image was colored with markers on wet paper; the bottom image was colored on wet paper, dried, and then more colored marker was added on top of that.

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It is great to be able to get so much detail together with the watercolor wash.