Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 10 Creative Chemistry 101

I had a Tim Holtz stamp large enough to cover my tag for this technique. It's from the "book cover" stamp set CMS #103. This is Tim's Day 10 technique with Distress Stickles.

After viewing the first tag I decided to try this technique again before going to bed. It's after midnight here.
I changed the color combination on this tag and then added Tim's clear quote stamps.

I have really enjoyed the last two weeks viewing Tim's technique each day in the online classes. If  I need inspiration, I can view Tim's technique, artwork and videos again and again.
I'll probably never meet Tim in real life and doing the classes is like he was teaching me personally. Thank you Tim! Thank you Mario for the behind the scenes!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Day 9 Creative Chemistry 101

Wow! what joy to make these this morning. With some of the inks still on the mat I was able to make more tags to use in the future.
I viewed Tim's techniques, then made it my own using Tim Holtz and Ranger products from my stash. Stamp in the middle from Hero Arts.
[After posting my tags together and seeing them on my blog, it looks like I used stamps in the last tag. I didn't.]
            Perfect Distress Mist, Pefect Distress and Perfect Splatter Distress Techniques

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 8 Creative Chemistry 101

These are my Day 8 of Creative Chemistry 101 from Tim Holtz online classes.
 I used Ranger supplies and Tim Holtz stamps on all three tags. The third tag was made using the 1" Grunge Blocks from idea-ology.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Day 7 Creative Chemistry 101

These are my tags for Day 7 using Tim Holtz techniques from his online classes.
I used Tim's technique but change the stamps and distress inks on the first tag. The second tag was made like Tim's. The third tag made using the same supplies although I used different colors of distress inks.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 6 Creative Chemistry 101

On my first tag I used Tim's technique with Marvy brush markers, butterflies and distress inks. I'm thrilled with the results but would rather use Tim's markers. They are on my wish list.
The base tag was made using Day 5 Creative Chemistry 101 marble technique.

The second tag was made with the same stamp Tim used. To finish my tag I used brush markers with a portable waterbrush. The background technique used on this tag was made from one of the techniques from Tim's Compendium of Curiosities I.

The third tag I followed Tim's technique but used my markers with new stamps in my stash. The background tag was made using Day 5 Creative Chemistry 101 marble technique.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Day 5 ~ Creative Chemistry 101

These are my Day 5 tags from Tim Holtz on-line classes.
I used a variety of TIm Holtz (Stampers Anonymous) images and supplies from Ranger on these tags.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day 4 Creative Chemistry 101

These are my day 4 of Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 on-line classes.

Today's techniques:                Reinkers              misting               custom

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 ~ Day 2

Sharing Day 2 from Creative Chemistry 101, an online class with Tim Holtz. The flower stamp in the middle tag is from Tim's #001 set. I bought the cling set the same year it came out.


Sunday, March 18, 2012


This is a tag I made  using a stamped image from Stampsmith, designer paper, flourish die cut, and stamped words on ribbon from my stash. 
I inked the stamp image on glossy card stock with Plum Archival ink. Fibers were added to tag to finish.
Thanks for Looking!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Grungy Monday #39

Grungy Monday is coming to a close. Next time I'll be sharing techniques from Compendium of Curiosities II.
This week Linda from Studio L3; ask us to do one of Tim's 12 tags of Christmas from 2009:
 Simon Says Stamp are generously sponsoring this challenge, and will give a $25 shopping spree to one lucky GM39 participant!

I followed Tim's technique using his "Nature Walk" set of alcohol inks. One of "the girls" from Tim's Stampers Anonymous images CMS #020 was used on this tag. I bought this set the year it came out. The specks are from one of Tim's Christmas 2010 sets.
Archival ink was used to stamps all the images on this tag. I used 10 pt. glossy card stock with Tim's bookplate tag die. The flowers were made using a variety of paper punches from my stash. The seam binding is from a vintage package that was originally priced for 10 cents.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Grungy Monday #38

Linda from Studio L3 ask us to step back to 2007 with any colors and imagery we wish and then post a photo of our creation on her blog. This is a link to Tim's 2007 technique:

I followed Tim's tag for the base of the tag, and then used a royalty free digital copy of a little girl from Class Act, Tim's tissue tape along the bottom with two rows, Tim's CMS 001-Stampers Anonymous flower image, an image from a discontinued stamp and coffee filter flowers made with Tim's tattered floral die. The flowers were inked with spun sugar distress stain. I brushed a thin coat of satin varnish on the die cut flower and a mini brad to hold the flowers together. I inked the seam binding with distress stain. Studio multi-medium matte was used as an adhesive.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Mosaic Butterfly ~ Grungy Monday #37

Linda from Studio L3
ask us to make wearable art using at least one Tim Holtz products for our Gungy Monday #37. I was inspired to make a wearable art pin after seeing Tim's tutorial:

Supplies used:
Magnetic butterfly die, grungeboard, base tray, Vagabond, his Lost and Found paper stash, glossy accents and wonder tape. Tim used Ranger cement embossing powder, I used silver embossing. A self-adhesive pin back was applied to the back. I used the same "quickstik" tool Tim used. It works perfect for these tiny papers.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

12 tags of 2012 for March

I had fun creating this tag from viewing Tim's March Tutorial.

Supplies used: Tim's grungeboard, rubber stamp, butterfly die, paper, idea-ology, distresser tool, distress inks, perfect pearls mist, glossy accents, wonder tape and archival black ink. I used the same "quickstik" tool Tim used. It works perfect for these tiny papers.
The cement embossing powder is something I need on my wish list.
I used something I had in my stash for the grout. Even though it's not what Tim used I think it came out pretty good for the first time using this technique. After viewing Tim's tag again, I see I cut my pieces a lot smaller. I love the detail seen in real life using the glossy accents over the paper.

For the background I used a stamp from IBFS.
It doesn't seem possible that distress inks have been out since 2004. I recall buying my first Distress ink pad that year; a shop owner was showing how-to age photos using a nib and distress inks.