Gratitude

The background is a variety of copic inks in reds, oranges and yellows on Yupo paper.  After I applied some abstract patterns, I placed a stencil on top and and tapped in some Colorless Blender. “Gratitude” is hand lettered with a Copic medium brush pen on manila folder paper and then stained and inked with … More Gratitude

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 … More Creative Chemistry 101: Rock Candy Distress Stickles

Creative Chemistry 101: Paint Dabber Resist

Today’s project from the Creative Chemistry series in the Online Card Classes involved canvas and paint! For this technique, we used Sticky Back Canvas from Ranger. This is a thin layer of canvas that you can cut out, remove the sticker back and adhere anywhere. Pretty clever. Instead of ink on the image, I applied paint to the stamp with … More Creative Chemistry 101: Paint Dabber Resist

Creative Chemistry 101: Stamping with Stains

In the third week of the Creative Chemistry series in Online Card Classes we started to explore Distress Stains. We applied the stain to the wet tag, blending the colors.  While we were heat setting the stain, we were spritzing the tag with water to capture the effect of the ink reacting to the water. We inked around the … More Creative Chemistry 101: Stamping with Stains