Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Creative Chemistry Day 7

A much happier day today since I gots embossing powders of all sorts and sizes! Today was all about the properties of embossing powders and the differences in Fine Detail, Detail, UTEE and Distress. t!m is a great Prof and I am sorta digging on the online class as opposed to taking the actual class with him at the front of the room teaching because this is more about the whys and where-fors instead of all technique all the time. Not that he doesn't drop some of that info in his "real life" classes, but at the pace you go, there isn't a whole lotta time to delve into the backgrounds behind each. and. every. product. And since the class will be available online to you if you take it forever, if there's ever something that you want to go back and revisit, you can. Great for those of us who's memory isn't what it used to be! I can tell you what I wore to school when I was 8, but don't ask me what I had for breakfast yesterday!! And it's still not too late to sign up! Go here and sign up now! All of today's stamps are CTMH. Not a t!m or Dyan stamp in sight today!!

 Nostalgic Batik Technique. Stamp your image in a bright color of Distress Ink and apply embossing powder and heat. Blend different colors of Distress Ink over entire tag. Where you have embossed will "resist" the ink. Wipe excess ink off embossed images and Spritz and Flick water to complete.
 Rusted Enamel Technique. Using green color pallet Distress Inks, apply direct to paper. I used Tumbled Glass and Iced Spruce. Apply clear embossing powder over entire tag. Flick the back to remove excess powder and use fingers to swipe the edges and center in a random fashion. Heat embossing powder then apply brown color pallet Distress inks over entire tag.
Distress powder Resist Technique. Stamp image in embossing ink or Distress ink. Shake Distress Embossing Powder well and apply generously over image. Heat emboss and allow to cool completely. Rub well to remove release crystals from image. Apply Distress Inks over entire image  and wipe image with a damp cloth to remove excess ink.

Friend Anita asked me what the image was in the above tag. It is a Peacock and it's from the now retired CTMH stamp called Circle of Love. I stamped it on plain white cs so you could get a better idea of what it looks like. You're welcome HRH!!!


Nancy Zunic said...

I like your tags as well! I don't have a lot of embossing powders but now I want them all! That Tim, he sure makes you want them all, doesn't he? I am so enjoying these online classes!

anna christensen crafts said...

Gorgeous colour combinations here Sue, especially the last one. I really like the stamps that you have used as well. Anna xx

BetonggÄrden said...

Hi Sue!
Thanks for stopping by! :) It's my first online-course and I love it!
Feeling a bit better now, and I'm trying some of the techniques from the previous lessons. Kind of tricky when you don't have a lot of distress inks - but it sure is fun! :)
// Maria/MrsDragon

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous Sue...glad you had the stuff...LOL! I am digging your embossed image of the animal with the trailing flourish. What is that guy...I love it!!!

Yogi said...

wonderful tags. Don't forget to iron off the embossing on the Batik tag... That's what gives it the Batik look.
Have a great day

Anita Houston said...

Why does it have to be retired....I want one? It's gorgeous...that tail...it's like a colorful wedding gown...beautiful image!

Debbie DP said...

love the embossing the tags are great