Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 Day 4

I know it looks like I skipped day 3 and I kind of did.
 When the salmon are on the bite here in Oregon
 you go FISHIN'!

And now, back to our regularly scheduled program. Day 4 of Creative Chemistry 102. This lesson was all about Alcohol Inks. Mine have been so lonely lately. I think it's been months since I got them out to play. And the new, fun things to try with them were just the kick in the pants I needed.

First up, the Faux Patina technique. I dug out some keys and staples
and really like the effect you get with this technique. I will definitely be
using it for mixed media collaging.

Next, we have the Ombre technique. I think I may have reversed my light and bright colors, but I still liked the effect. I used a mixture of Clearstamps (the eye and eye chart) and Club Scrap's Bookshelves kit (the globe and saying and Haberdashery (fleur di lis grid) .

Next, is the monoprint technique. Love this technique, even though it wasn't new to me, it was fun to play. And I got to use my new stamp. The Raven by Stampendous. Also, my favorite Poe story. Added the Clearstamp birds and pumpkin from Craftsmart. I tried this one with 2 different mixatives, Copper (left) and Pearl (right), but the same transparent colors. Like them both.

And my last Alcohol Ink technique, Faded Layers. Really enjoyed this new tech too. Just love the way these inks react. Another new stamp here too. From I Brake for Stamps, The Christmas Spider. I tried this one twice as well. The top one with lighter colors, I like a little better than the one with darker colors, but nothing wrong with the darker one. I used a hexagon stencil and a Club Scrap stencil for the technique.


I finished the Colored Crackle technique from Day 1.
 Love that Rock Candy Crackle!
Looks just like fall leaves.

And the Smudged Stamping from Day 3. This was really fun, and you get a 2for, what could beat that!

Stampscapes tree branch and Clearstamps used for the stamping.

Looking forward to Day 5 tomorrow and doing some catching up over the week end.


  1. WOW! All these tags AND a big fish, too. What a day! Love all your homework.

  2. Terrific tags Rachelle and wow those fish are superb. Annette x

  3. You made lovely tags of all the techniques. Love your faux patina keys to!

  4. The colors in your tag really drew me into take a closer peek. Really like the raven! =^_^=

  5. Beautiful tags, Rachelle and wow your fish is even more awesome!Well done.

  6. Wow Rachelle, these are really fantastic, the fall leaves effect is beautiful, glad to have been on102 with you :)

  7. Love your monoprint with the Raven and the fall leaves.