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