Thursday, July 7, 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry

I can't believe how completely neglected this blog has been. :-(  It's not that I haven't been creative, I have.  I have gotten rather skittish about posting pictures of my daughter on the internet.  The overwhelming majority of my scrapbooking has her as the focal point, so nothing has been posted.

Bringing me back to the blog-a-sphere, is none other than Tim Holtz!!  If you've every been lucky enough to meet him, you know that he is the most down to earth likeable guy you ever want to meet.  If you've ever been lucky enough to take a class with him, then you know he gives you basic knowledge and truly encourages you to find your own path and experiment.  Personally, I was lucky enough to meet Tim, (and Mario - let's not forget Mario) Summer 2014 at my LSS, and take a class.

If you haven't been lucky enough to meet Tim or take a class with Tim, then you should march right over to Online Card Classes and sign up for Summer of Creative Chemistry!!!  Even if you have met Tim and taken a class with Tim, you should march right on over and sign up because the content is AH-MAH-ZING!! 

It's already Week 5 of Summer of Creative Chemistry, and while I've been following along on the weekends (due to my absolutely crazy work schedule), I haven't been able to create anything just for the weekly challenge  - until now.

The Week 5 challenge is to create a tag, card, or other project using three of more colors of distress paint, using any three (or more) Distress Paint colors and any technique from class.

Using Tim's Colored Crackle technique, I created the following tag using Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, and Broken China Distress Paint.

Each chipboard butterfly is painted using exactly the same colors of Distress Paint - the difference is the Crackle Paint.  The top butterfly has Black Soot Distress Crackle Paint, the middle has Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint, and the bottom has Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.  Only the Rock Candy is current in the distress line of products from Ranger, but I had purchased the 3 colors together, so I used them all.  The tag itself has Broken China Distress Stain as a background, with Ground Espresso Distress Ink on the edges.  I flicked water on the background to add interest.  Hope you like it!!

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