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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Chemistry 101 Day 5 Tags

Last night I was very tired and my body was aching, so I called it a night early even though I would have loved to have stayed up and played in my inks for a while.

Tonight I was determined to get at least one day of Tim Holtz's Chemistry 101 lessons completed.  I decided to work on Day 5 so I could get a bit inky with inks and water.  BOY did I  get inky...but it was an easy clean-up when I was all done and I really had fun digging out stains and inks and rubber stamps.  I didn't have any  Kraft Resist cardstock or Picket Fence Distress Stain so as usual I improvised.



For the first tag I stamped and embossed the tag before distressing to give it a faux Kraft Resist type of look.  Then I played with different Distress Stains and water and kept layering it up until I was happy with it. I skipped the bottom layer of Distress Stain as it was supposed to be Picket Fence and that I didn't have.  The rubber stamp image is actually a self portrait that I carved many years ago...BEFORE glasses and I was so glad I found it in my stash.

The next two stamps I decided to use Brilliance Pigment Ink Pads and Re-inkers.  For the one it the middle I stamped the splatter stamp on with Moonlight White. and for the last one I didn't have the white re-inker so I used the Platinum Planet one and put it down on my craft sheet and sprayed it with water and it blended beautifully with the Distress Stains, although not in the same way as the Picket Fence Stain would have done.  I think next time I'll use a bit less of the Platinum Planet as a little of it goes a LONG way.  I'm liking how it turned out though. 

Well, it's late and I have things that have to be done before I can call it a night, so I guess I better get this posted, so I can get a bit of sleep.