Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Creative Chemistry Day 6

Today, I caught up on some of the techniques I either didn't have time for or needed to come up with alternative supplies.

First, is the extra Shabby Chic project I started yesterday. Wanted to make the little trees on the edge die into a tealight for Halloween and came up with this. I used a winter trees stamp to do the embossing and then   Antique Linen distress paint. I think it turned out pretty good.
 Here it is without the flash.

Next, I tried the Brayered Stains technique. Love, love, love this one. Going to be a new favorite background technique for sure.
I used Weathered Wood, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord stains, along with another favorite stamp, the umbrella man and a little bling.
For my second try, I used Wild Honey, Peacock Feathers and Dusty Concord stains. Several of the journey stamps and a few stickers from the Ideology line.

I was very intrigued with the faux cracked glass technique when I watched the video and is it ever cool in real life. It's hard to see, but I did a little wine bottle and grapevine collage inside the vial.

I also tried 2 more of the techniques from day 1. Eroded Metallic, up top didn't turn out so great, as I don't have any metallic distress paint and just used some gold I had. I think I should have thinned it. The bottom one is the Altered Surface technique. I did better with this one altering some old fishing tackle that I want to use on a windchime later this month.


  1. WOW!!! I'd say you came up with some really neat projects..Really like the Shabby Chic and the Faux Cracked glass - but I like all of them.

  2. These are all wonderful examples of Tim's CC102 techniques Rachelle! Love the easel!! And the crackle on the glass came out perfect!