Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Creative Chemistry Day 8

Today's class was all about paints and the differences in Paint Dabbers, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints and Distress Crackle Paints. Learning new things every day and isn't that what school is all about. Guess the number one question people are asking t!m is "how do I know when my project is dry." Seriously?! So Prof t!m's answer, "if you touch it and it's not wet, it's dry." The man is a GENIUS!!!

 I used the Marble Technique from Day 5 for the tag itself and I like it better than the one I did on Day 5!! And I covered most of it up!! This technique is called Dabber Resist. I used my Copper Paint Dabber and dabbed it on the 3 Gentlemen tag and stamped on Sticky Back Canvas. Dried it well, then sprayed the tag with water and used Wild Honey and Broken China Distress Stains on the canvas.
 Crackle Paint Resist. Used Broken China Distress Crackle paint that I thinned too much with water because it was too thick and it didn't really crack like it should have. Oh well! Carry on! Once it was dry, I used the trees from t!m's mini holidays 2 collection (that I won from the 12 Tags of Christmas!) and stamped the background ones in Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the tall ones in Archival. And I decided I either need to buy Archival re-inker or a new pad. I am not happy with how those trees came out. They need to be "bolder" and more "forward." As it is, they look like they are part of the background.
Shattered Stains Resist. We were supposed to use Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint for this. Went to grab what I *thought* was my Rock Candy and it's Picket Fence! Whoops!! So Rock Candy is now on my gotta have list! That Necessity Being the Mother of Invention reared IT'S head again, so I pulled out some Crackle Accents and coated my 'Brolly Man that I cut out of GrungePaper with it instead! Once it was dry and crackled, I used Broken China, Dried Marigold, wild Honey and Vintage Photo Distress Stains to color him. I used Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress Inks on my tag and then did the Spritz and Flick technique to mimic rain.

7 comments:

Anita Houston said...

They say no question is stupid...bahahahaha!!! He is a genius though, and your tags are rocking awesome...again! I love how you embossed the trio...like the old time man without a face picture...so cool! Wonderful crackle as well!!!

Sandi said...

I really like all the tags but that last one really caught my eye, and yep that Tim is a sharp cookie, dust may collect on his empherma but not his brain, lol, hugs

Jassy said...

Three wonderful tags, some really clever uses of the materials :)

anna christensen crafts said...

Classic quote there! I adore tag number 3, it is wonderful, I think it is the nicest version of umbrella man that I have seen. Anna xx

Louise said...

Great tags, and great way to improvise!

craftytrog said...

Wonderful tags Sue! Love your brolly man! x

Debbie DP said...

love love love the tags. They are amazing. Love the umbrella guy