Sunday, March 25, 2012

Improvised day 5 Creative Chemistry

Well I told you earlier that day 5 was a problem because I don't have any of the products Tim used for that day but I got into the spirit of Creative Chemistry and improvised, big time. Yes it's hard to believe that I don't own any Distress stains or sprays. He certainly makes it look tempting though.
So here are my tags I created today. I decided not to put images on my tags for today so I'll used them just as demo tags for these new techniques.
 This is the Marbled stains technique except I call it the Marbled inks and paint technique since I used Distress ink pads and misters and a little white acrylic paint watered down. I think it worked pretty good although I think I'd really like to get my hands on some Picket fence stain. As you can see the white paint didn't mix in as well as the stain would have. I'm happy with it though and will do my own version of this technique again.
 This is my version of Kraft resist. I didn't have any Kraft resist paper so I made my own with varnish. The one on the left is done with a stencil and the varnish was lightly sponged on. The one on the right the varnish was put on with a liner brush, lots of fun. And again since I didn't have any stains I used my Distress ink pads and re-inker misters. I know they're not the same as Tim's but I'm pretty happy with them. Oh and they're not actually on Kraft paper. I tried it on Kraft paper first but I think the paper was too porous and once I inked them the varnish resist hardly showed up at all and everything got very dark and ugly. So I tried them on regular manila tags and it worked wonderfully.
This is actually a do over from day 4. I didn't like how my layered mist technique turned out, since it came out so dark so I redid it and sprayed the tag with water before starting and the results were much better.

So that is how my day 5 turned out. Lots of fun and experimenting. It's really got me thinking about mixing things up more and trying things out just to see what happen. Well that what Tim keeps saying so I guess the class is a success for me. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.

Happy Creating



Winnie said...

Wow Wendy..I love that you made your own Kraft reist with varnish! You rock! I love all the backgrounds too!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I love what you are doing with TIm´s class...fab tags you are showing here and below too! I love the fact that you are making them your own whether you have the product or not.

brandi said...

~these are gorgeous tags...i love the colors swirling about!!! beautiful job my friend on improvising...much love light and blessings~


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