Thursday, March 29, 2012

Creative Chemistry: Distress Inks!

Happy Day! ...and I can say it too! a really happy day! Look at my new car! A car that will get me from Point A to Point B without breaking down! Whoohooo! Isn't she pretty!? A Honda Civic!  Oh I am so happy! We looked at the Coupe, (2 Door Civic) but it was so small... and all my scrap supplies wouldn't fit when I go to crop!!!

Now on to some more exciting stuff! I am taking Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 101... and learning so much! Here are the tags that I made from the first lesson on inks! This class has been so inspirational and has taught me so much! Out of respect for Tim Holtz and Online Card Classes I cannot go in to details about the techniques and tips & tricks, but I will share what I can...

The first day was a review of all types of inks. The second day we went into detail of Distress Inks. Some of my all time favorite inks!

TECHNIQUE ONE: Spritz & Flick
Distress Inks Used: Rusty Hinge, Fired Brick, Chipped Sapphire, Mustard Seed

 TECHNIQUE TWO: Brushless Watercolor
Distress Inks Used: Tea Dye, Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves, Evergreen Bough, Mustard Seed

 TECHNIQUE THREE: Wrinkle Free Distress, (My Favorite!)
Distress Inks Used: Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Seedless Preserves, Stormy Sky

I am a bit behind in the class, but will post more tags as I do them. I am keeping them simple because I plan on turning them into a mini-album of tips & tricks in the end.

Have a creative day!


  1. Love your tags. They turned out really beautifully. Barely keeping up with the classes. I need to get busy. Of course, you are inspiring me to do so. ;)

  2. these tags are great ! And I love this stamp sooo much !!!

  3. I agree with you. You have a beautiful car, and the grey color adds a classic appeal to it. It’s been months; I hope your car is still in good condition and that it gives you optimal comfort and convenience while driving. By the way, I read your other post and I can say you’re very talented in your craft; I’m looking forward to seeing more of your projects.

    Kyle Schmidt

  4. The functionality that the car gives you can be the basis of whether you’ll enjoy using the car or not. It’s almost a year since you owned this Honda Civic, and I hope you’re still enjoying the convenience it gives you. By the way, the designs here are great. Have you posted your “mini-album of tips and tricks”? I’m so looking forward to seeing the compilation of these beautiful artwork.

    -- Michelina Douglass

  5. I own a blue Honda Civic and I love its features. I know new car models are already out in the market, but I still consider getting this car for myself. Well, I do have sentimental reasons, but I guess the convenience of driving this car makes me feel that I never want to replace it. Yeah, I said it! I never want to replace it. :)

    [ Mickey Doshi ]