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Day 6, Creative Chemistry 103: Surfaces & Substrates

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For our Day 6 lesson, Tim described various surfaces and substrates.  He challenged us to use techniques from the first five days on one of these surfaces.

I created two cards, one is a sympathy card, the other a thinking of you card.  Here they are with the technique & surfaces used:

 

Distress Highlight Stamping on substrate, mounted on Distress Painted burlap

Distress Highlight Stamping on substrate, mounted on Distress Painted burlap

 

Distress Luminous Mica on woodgrain cardstock, mounted on substrate

Distress Luminous Mica on woodgrain cardstock, mounted on substrate

 

Thanks for sticking with me through all my Creative Chemistry 103 posts.  When I get my reference book put together, I’ll share it.

Vic

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Day 5 of Creative Chemistry 103

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Day 5 of CC103 is about Alcohol Ink & Yupo

I’ve had Yupo for a while but had only tried a couple of techniques with it.  Tim’s lessons gave me some new ideas.  Here’s what I came up with:

Alcohol Ink Stamped Resist on Yupo

Alcohol Ink Stamped Resist on Yupo

 

Alcohol Ink Texture Resist on Yupo

Alcohol Ink Texture Resist on Yupo

 

Alcohol Ink Faded Layers on Yupo

Alcohol Ink Faded Layers on Yupo

 

Alcohol Ink Painting on Yupo

Alcohol Ink Painting on Yupo

 

Alcohol Ink Liquid Landscape on Yupo

Alcohol Ink Liquid Landscape on Yupo

 

Alcohol Ink Splattered Florals on Yupo

Alcohol Ink Splattered Florals on Yupo

Day 5 was fun but I need some more practice with the techniques!  Thanks for coming by for a visit, I love it when you leave a comment.  I have one more post using combined techniques for Day 6.

Vic

Creative Chemistry 103 – Day 4

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Here are my creations for Day 4: Distress Crayons

Distress Crayon Smudge

Distress Crayon Smudge

 

Distress Crayon Gesso Fresco

Distress Crayon Gesso Fresco

 

Distress Crayon Textured Resist

Distress Crayon Textured Resist

 

Distress Crayon Watercolor Resist

Distress Crayon Watercolor Resist

 

Distress Crayon Blended Background

Distress Crayon Blended Background

 

Distress Crayon Layered Coloring

Distress Crayon Layered Coloring

I enjoyed using the Distress Crayons.  Let me know what you think.  Day 5 coming soon.

Vic

 

Day 3 of Creative Chemistry 103

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I’m back to sharing my ATC art samples from Day 3: Distress Collage Mediums & Textures of Creative Chemistry 103.

Distress Layered Collage

Distress Layered Collage

 

Texture Paste Coloring

Texture Paste Coloring

 

Texture Paste Embossing

Texture Paste Embossing

 

Texture Paste Resist

Texture Paste Resist

 

Distress Grit-Paste Grunge

Distress Grit-Paste Grunge

 

And that’s a wrap for Day 3!  Let me know what you think, I love reading your comments.  Thanks for visiting my blog.

Vic

Learning with Creative Chemistry 103

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I’ve spent the last few days learning and creating along with Tim Holtz in his online class, Creative Chemistry 103.  I’ll be sharing my samples from each day in the next few posts.

I created ATCs instead of tags like I had done in past classes.  I have a plan for using them in my reference book, I’ll share that later (if my idea pans out).

Here are my Day 1: Distress Accessories samples.

Day 1 DIY Ombre 8-6-2016 5-51-54 PM - Copy (2)

Distress DIY Ombre

Day 1 - 2 Highlight Stamping 2 8-6-2016 5-52-10 PM

Distress Highlight Stamping

Day 1 - 3 off-set stamping 2 8-6-2016 5-53-15 PM - Copy

Distress Off-Set Stamping

Day 1 - 4 washed watercolor 2 8-6-2016 5-55-23 PM - Copy - Copy (2)

Distress Washed Watercolor

Day 1 - 5 micro-glaze resist 1 8-6-2016 5-57-37 PM - Copy - Copy (2)

Distress Micro-Glaze Resist

That’s it for my Day 1 creations.  Thanks for stopping by.

Vic

My fabulous day

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Today was my birthday and it turned into a great day.  I woke to a card (with always the right color & size cash in it) and a big box of chocolates.

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I received “happy wishes” texts from the family in the afternoon, then a delicious prime rib dinner at a favorite restaurant.

During the day I finished the Creative Chemistry 102 reference book that I posted about over two and a half years ago when I started the cover!  You can read that post here.  I finished the cover with some die cuts, added some tabs to the dividers and then used my Cinch to assemble the book.

 

102 finished book 7-9-2016 9-09-30 PM

 

102 book tabs 7-9-2016 9-10-33 PM

I’m happy to have an easy reference to the techniques and lessons from CC102.  I’ll be putting it to use as I work on the challenges for the Summer of Creative Chemistry.

A few days ago my friend delivered this beautiful fairy garden basket.  I just love it.

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I hope you had a wonderful day.  Here’s to a great and art-filled week ahead,

Vic

Creating with Tim!

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Tim Holtz is having the Summer of Creative Chemistry going on at Online Card Classes.  Reviews of Creative Chemistry 101 & 102 are going on right now, CC 103 will begin August 1.  As part of the reviews, Tim has been issuing challenges using techniques learned in the classes.  This week the challenge was to use Ranger Archival Ink.  I created these three note cards:

tim - yupo & ai background cards 6-26-2016 6-25-00 PM

I used Tim’s technique featured over at the Ranger site, using alcohol inks on Yupo paper to create the background.  I had recently purchased some Yupo and decided to give it a try.  I followed Tim’s instructions including stamping (and embossing) using Archival Ink but then finished off my cards a bit differently.

I love how they turned out.  They are ready to add a personal note inside, pop in an envelope and mail to someone in my thoughts.

I’m adding these to the Summer Of Creative Chemistry week 4 challenge gallery.

Thanks for stopping by for a look at my latest creation, your comments make me smile.

Vic

 

 

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