This week I am a student in Tim Holtz's online class Creative Chemistry 102. Last year I took Creative Chemistry 101 and it profoundly changed the way I stamp. Prior to the class I was a straight shooter- ink, stamp, manilla background....BAM..done. It rarely varied from that recipe. I may have occasionally used a direct-to-paper technique or Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to color the background, but it was pretty straight forward. I rarely touched my heat gun except to occasionally melt some embossing powder. I NEVER used markers...never ever. After 101 I would never execute such boring designs.
Spritz and Flick and Marbling Stains are two that I use in almost every project.
here. What I loved the most about the class is that rather than just showing a technique for us to mimic back, Tim really teaches the science behind his products. For example, he talks about the difference in dye, pigment, and alcohol-based inks.
The tags are all from Creative Chemistry 101.
I started working on 102, but didn't get anything finished in time to post today. I will admit that I was worried about what in the world he would teach that he hasn't already demonstrated in on his website but of the techniques I've seen in the first 3 days, I never should have worried. Tim has some stunning new ideas to share. Creative Chemistry 102 runs for a week. For more information on this class click here.
In other news...I won a great button collection from Helga of ArtChixStudio. I adore her, she is super talented and super nice. If you haven't seen her work you should stop by her blog and store.