Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tim Holtz Class Show & Tell

These are the tags I made for the class:
Blended Distress/Spritz & Flick

Brushless Watercolor

Alcohol Ink Agates

Archival Resist

Watercoloring with Re-inkers

Custom Stamp Pad

Stained Kraft Resist

Stamping with Stains

Marbled Stains

more Marbled Stain Technique, I needed the practice!

After I got the hang of it, I fell in love with these backgrounds.

Nostalgic Batik

My favorite!! Rusted Enamel

I love the way this makes it look like old leather or a rusty car surface.
I want to do everything in this now!

Distress Powder Resist (kinda. I took a little license)

Pain Dabber Resist

Crackle Paint Resist
(Crackle is not really my medium. *sigh*)

Shattered Stains

Perfect Distress Mist

Perfect Distress


Perfect Splatter Distress
Rock Candy Distress (kinda)

When I first found ink, Distress was the brand I started collecting. I wish this class had been available then! Tim's entire line is genius and beautiful. Alas, craft stores are not created equal and the ones in this area are seriously lacking in my opinion. More recently I have begun collecting inks that are easier to get and I've been happy. Taking this class, though, has made me remember why I fell in love with ink, and I suppose I'll have to use an online supplier so that I can collect more of Tim's stuff again.

For most of the techniques, I made 2 tags. This was either so I could try other brands or practice the technique more. Some things are definitely not my forte, and some are a little impractical for what I usually do. I thoroughly enjoyed the class though and I was thrilled to get to know a few new products that I bought just cause they looked cool, but had no idea how to use!

Please visit Tim's blog for more fantastic-ness, or take his class and learn all about it for yourself!

Thanks for visiting today!

Miss me?

I know it's been a while, this is my excuse.

Right after Christmas, I had some shoulder surgery. Man, it takes a while to recover! I thought it really wouldn't be that big of a deal, but I was wrong! We use muscles and parts of our bodies for tasks that we don't even realize!

While I was down, I read lots of books and took a few naps. It was a nice little break! Around the middle of February, I was able to start working again, but just a little. Pushing down and applying pressure to cut paper was HARD! Oy! I didn't even know.

So between all of that and catching up on stuff that I am soooo behind on and the computer having a minor accident, it got to be April in the blink of an eye!!

I've got some new books and projects to share here over the next few days, and I made a couple of tutorial videos- if I can figure out how to edit and upload those! Also, I took a class from the amazing Tim Holtz, in which I learned so much! I am very excited to share those projects here, so that's what I'm going to do first! If anyone is interested in his fabulous class, it is complete, but open for a few more weeks and very enlightening. Hopefully, I can figure out how to link it here.

Thanks for dropping by! I'll be sure to stay in touch! ;)