Friday, March 30, 2012

Creative Chemistry Day 10

And today it is over. Students are already asking for CC2! Sure hope t!m does decide to do another sometime. I will certainly be signing up if he does. Today was all about the "liquid embellishments". Stickles, Ice Stickles, Distress Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents (MY favorite for over 10 years now!), Enamel Accents, Crackle Accents and the differences in all of them. Seems Distress Crackle Rock Candy is the Prof's favorite because it is clear and you can use it on so many things. I'll tell you a secret. The Rock Candy is meant to be spread with your finger. Put a dab on your Kraft sheet and use your finger to apply it to your project. It is meant to be a thin layer. And unlike all the rest, Rock Candy can be dried using your heat gun. Just keep it moving so it doesn't burn.

 Rock Candy Distress Stickles. Ink water spritzed tag using Distress Satin (Victorian Velvet) and dry. Ink stamp with various colors of Distress Ink (Iced Spruce & Gathered twigs on t!m's Mixed Media stamp set) and stamp tag. Ink edges of tag. Apply Rock Candy Distress Stickles with finger in a thin layer over entire tag. Allow to dry on it's own, or if you're impatient like t!m and I are, use the heat gun!
Sentiment is from Words for Thought. I stamped it on the tag in Archival Black then stamped again in Mustard Yellow Distress Ink and cut out the "finding" and used my stapler to attach it. I also used my white highlighter pen on the "making" to make it stand out a bit more. And you can see in this pic the glossy effect that the Rock Candy gives. It really shows up better in person!

6 comments:

anna christensen crafts said...

Great tag Sue, I like the way the yellow 'finding' sentiment 'pops' against the tag.

Angelica said...

Love all of your tags!!
I'm hoping for a CC2 too....it has been so much fun!!

ValB said...

Love your tag!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I love this - I love all of those stamps but I havent got any of them! Think I need them!

Anita Houston said...

Fab tag! I can't wait til i get to 10...maybe next month. This is cool...love the background!

DrgnLady said...

Congradulations on your prize win! I enjoyed your contributions in the THCC101 class forums, and really enjoy your style! You and your blog have truly inspired me. Thanks for shareing!
~DrgnLady (<--Lisa)