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Creative Chemistry 102

by Amy Bowerman

Hello friends!  I’m 3 days into Creative Chemistry 102 and all I can say is WOW!  Holy techniques batman :)  If you aren’t familiar with Creative Chemistry it is an online Technique Class with Tim Holtz.  You need to take Creative Chemistry 101 before taking 102 but both classes are beyond reasonable and soooo worth it!   You can read all about Creative Chemistry and how to sign up HERE.

I can’t share any of the technique steps with you…you’ll have to take the class for that but I can’t wait to show you what I’ve learned so far :)   If you aren’t already taking creative chemistry 102 you will want to once you see all the cool techniques Tim’s been teaching us.

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The first day of creative chemistry was all about Distress paint a product I truly LOVE!  If you’ve never used Distress Paint you can check out my review HERE to learn more about this magic in a bottle.  We learned 6 different Distress Paint techniques on Day 1…yes…6!!!

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 Altered Surfaces

I used Tim’s Idea-ology mirrored die cuts for my altered surface.  I discovered that by misting with a little water gives a really cool  effect when using the Altered Surfaces technique on mirrored.

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 Stamping Resist

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 Industrial

Tim mentioned trying the industrial technique on copper in the instruction video.  Challenge excepted!

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Day 2 of Creative Chemistry we focused on Tim’s new layering stencils.  Holy moly!  You won’t believe what you can do with them!  We learned how to take stenciling to a whole nother’ level!

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 Mixed-Media Layering

There’s a reason Tim’s stencils are called “Layering Stencils” they are super easy and fun to layer with as you can see here.

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Sketching

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Ink Monoprint

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Stamping

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Each day of CC102 gets better and better!  Truth be told I would have paid daily to learn all of these fabulous techniques.  Day 3 we learned how to “Distress Differently”.  I for one, will never Distress the same again after today :)

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 Smudge Stamping

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 Brayered Stains

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 Photo Tinting

For this technique we were NOT supposed to use metal.  However,  I am a rebel and I WILL figure out how to seal this thing so it doesn’t smudge…I’ll keep you posted :)

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Faux-Cracked Glass

This technique blew me away.  It’s my fave so far and possibly EVER!

Tim mentioned a fail involving mirrored with this technique.  I love working with mirrored so I was determined to find a way around it and I’m happy to report I DID!  The secret is applying foil tape to the back of Wendy Vecchi’s Clearly for art film.  It’s not as bright as mirrored but close enough for me.  Isn’t it pretty?  I’ll be adding more to this.  I’m just waiting for my other pieces to dry so stay tuned for an update.

UPDATE:

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I finished the Faux-cracked glass flower this morning I’m sooo happy with how it turned out.  Do you like it?  I can’t wait to make more!

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 Distress Glittering

Oh Distress Glitter how I love thee!  If you have yet to use it you must.  Want to learn more about Distress Glitter and all the surfaces it looks fabulous on?  You can check out my Distress Glitter review HERE.

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If you are working on Day 3 of Creative Chemistry it’s a great time to  make color identifiers for your Distress Glitter collection.  I Cut butterflies and covered them in each color of Distress Glitter.  This way I can see all of my colors and use the wings to “try on” different colors before gluing any color down.  Just hold the edge of the wing up to whatever you want to glitter and see if you like it :)

Well, I’d better get going…I have class tomorrow!  Hope you enjoyed this little preview of all the techniques we are learning.  Hope to see you in Creative Chemistry 102!

Have a creative day!

Amy*

 

 

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1 Anita Houston October 14, 2013 at 8:41 am

Marvelous homework here!

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2 Donna October 10, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Great job Amy!
Wow you have all the glitters! I am impressed. Lucky girl you!

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3 stamping sue October 10, 2013 at 8:12 am

I wanted to take it but I hadn’t taken 101 and just didn’t have the time to do both right now.
too bad he made the rule that you had to have taken 101 before 102.
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4 Anne Rx October 10, 2013 at 3:55 am

I too am loving the classes but at the moment am a few finished tags behind. I did try the crackle technique on a glass dome and absolutely love it, but seeing your flower has made me want to make one of those now too – well done on finding a solution (you should tell Tim), it looks amazing and a technique I will definitely try – thank you!! Hugs, Anne x
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5 Buttons October 10, 2013 at 2:47 am

I LOVE that you always want to push the boundaries a bit further and try out an extra twist or two. Super projects here – the copper Industrial and faux cracked glass flower are particular favourites. Can’t wait to see more. Jenny x
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6 Belinda Basson October 10, 2013 at 1:59 am

I have kept my tags quite simple…Yours are STUNNING! Loving how you are pushing the boundaries. Love your blue flower. I put silver alcohol ink on the back of my acrylic blocks, that worked quite well too.

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7 Amy Bowerman October 10, 2013 at 6:51 am

Thanks Belinda! Silver Alcohol Ink is a great idea! I considered putting a coat of Pearl over the top but decided against it…I have a tendency to “overdo” projects and ruin them. That’s how we learn I guess :). Like Tim said “There are NO mistakes, only creative opportunities.” I want to ask him to make a stamp of that quote 😉

Amy*

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8 Dorothy(Dakota Bear) October 9, 2013 at 10:41 pm

I am loving the classes. I had to crash course 101, finishing it on Monday afternoon and starting 102 Monday night.
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9 Amy Bowerman October 10, 2013 at 6:55 am

Dorothy you are a trooper! Lucky you to have all the 101 techniques fresh in your mind :). I need to go back and refresh. Last year during 101 my printer and I were NOT getting along. I’ve since gotten a new one and am waiting for the right time to take the old one out into the yard and go “office space” on it :)

Amy*

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10 Jan Jenitis October 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Fabuluous share! I too love the class but you are way further ahead with your tags…and so much more :-) Awesome work with the Faux Cracked Glass.

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