I'm thoroughly enjoying the second semester of Tim Holtz' class in Creative Chemistry. I love learning new techniques to try with inks, paints, powders and glitter. I had never tried the new Distress Paints and was itching to get at it. I haven't done all the techniques from Day 1, but here is a sample of what I have done so far.
This is the Marbled Distress Paint technique. The one on the left is just the paint. The one on the right is the same tag with Distress Inks added to help the colors pop. Love the technique.
Next, is the Distress Paint Resist technique using a Club Scrap Stamp from the Spring Chorus kit. Love the detail you get with the Distress Paint. I used Antique Linen for the stamping.
I don't have Distress Paint in the Black Soot color, or the texture fade with the rivets, so I chose to try the Industrial technique with some different colors and textures.
Day 2 is devoted to working with stencils. One of my favorite things to play with and I have my whole collection with me, so this was going to be a fun day.
First up, Monoprinting. The one on the left uses Distress Stains, Wild Honey, Fired Brick and Peacock Feathers. The 2 on the right are Distress Paints, Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean and Wild Honey. The far one was a bit of an oops because I used my towel to blot the stencil and it ended up smearing. Still pretty though. The stencil is from Club Scrap's 2012 Retreat kit By the Numbers.
Next, I tried the Embossing through a Stencil technique. Another little oops, I didn't read the directions correctly and used Distress Embossing Ink instead a Distress colored ink. I really liked the way it turned out anyway and may go ahead and make this "mistake" again. I used the stencil from Club Scrap's Ornamental collection.
Here, I followed the directions correctly, using the Painted Desert stencil from Club Scrap again. I really liked how this one turned out too. Kind of reminds me of raindrops through a window.
And last, was the Mixed Media Layered Stencils, which I felt I ruined on the last step as I didn't tape the stencil down and my mister bled underneath badly. Hence, the big splotch of purple. Oh well, I did enjoy the technique. I used stencils from Club Scrap again, Fossils, Retro and the dots, I'm not sure of; will have to look that one up.
I've watched the videos for Day 3 and there are even more exciting and fun techniques coming. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a play day!