Sunday, August 19, 2012

Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101

I am a little slow since March when Tim had this fantastic on line class.  Life just gets in the way of what you want to do.....but finally I got a block of time to work on this.  Ten days of classes, 8 of the days consisted of 3 tags 3 techniques and day 10 was only one tag but it was a great one.  A total of 25 tags using a tremendous amount of product.  Distress ink pads, distress stains, distress reinkers, distress markers, distress stickles, distress embossing powder, crackle paint, perfect pearls mist with reinkers, Stampers Anonymous TH stamps, Texture Fades, tags, sticky back canvas, watercolor paper, grungeboard, and Kraft resist...just to name a few. What a Blast! I did one day at a time, gathered my supplies, worked the process and then PUT EVERYTHING AWAY before starting on the next day.  So when I was finishd I took some pictures.  To do them justice I should of taken one picture for each tag but then what a post THAT would of been! So here goes....drum roll please!

1. Blended Distress/Spritz and Flick Technique
2.  Brushless Watercolor Technique
3.  Wrinkle-Free Distress Technique
4.  Alcohol Ink Agates Technique
5.  Archival Resist  Technique
6.  Stamping with Reflections Technique
7.  Water coloring with Re-inkers Technique
8.  Layered Misting Technique (I did not like using the template with the mist,  ran under it)
9.  Custom Stamp Pad Technique
10.  Stamping with Stains Technique
11.  Stained Draft Resist Technique (Too dark for my taste...but that's Mona Lisa for you)
12.  Marbled Stain Technique
13.  Watercolor with Markers Technique
14.  Blending with Markers Technique
15.  Stamping with Markers Technique

16.  Nostalgic Batik Technique
17.  Rusted Enamel Technique (didn't work for me)
18.  Distress Powder Resist Technique

19.  Paint Dabber Resist Technique
20.  Crackle Paint Resist Technique
21.  Shattered Stains Technique
22.Perfect Distress Mist
23. Perfect Distress (My Favorite...magic!)
24.  Perfect Splatter Distress
25.  Rock Candy Distress Stickles Technique


  1. WOW! Lotsa work here. I like them all, but I'm with you...I don't care as much for the 'darker ones'. The brights are beautiful though. Think my fav is the 1st one in your lineup. TFS

  2. I had better success with the Rusted Enamel technique when I used a lighter ink for my base. I think I used milled lavender and Vintage Photo. Then a second try with Broken China and Walnut Stain. It really does look good when you get it to work.

    1. Thanks for the suggestions Linda....I will give them a try.


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