Friday, October 11, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 Day 2 Butterfly

OK, so it is already Day 5, but I had so much work to do. I'm taking a break from it to try some more of the techniques in Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 102 class. Day 2 focussed on stencils, one of my favorite tools. I like cutting my own stencils from transparency paper, which is slick and easy to sponge through, and thin enough to stamp through. This time, however, I used a stencil from Crafter'sWorkshop.

I made two samplers, and pasted them to the two sides of this middle sized butterfly. I was inspired by Tim's choice of blue and brown, but decided that I was in a green mood, and chose Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough and Vintage Photo instead.

I like the speckled appearance made from little specks of clear embossing powder. Here's a close-up.
Here's the start of my butterfly mobile project, including a butterfly made using Distress Paint as a resist, and here is a butterfly made using Distress Paint to create a faux patina look. Maybe there's time for another butterfly experiment before bed!
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Creative Chemistry 102 Day 1 Butterfly

I am taking Tim Holtz's on-line "Creative Chemistry 102" class this week. I didn't get to even start watching the videos until my kids went to bed, so I didn't have a lot of time to play with the ideas. It's the middle of the night now, so I'm going to show off my butterfly and not write a word about it.  (OK, a few words: Tim Holtz uses tags for his samplers. I use butterflies. Here is the start of my butterfly project.) I do enjoy these paints and inks!

Great stuff! Thanks for looking.