Tim Holtz - Creative Chemistry 101 class - Day 3 - Archival - Solvents & Oil Based Inks

Created: June 4, 2016

Actually Archival and solvent based inks are my least favorite to work with. Yes they have their uses BUT... These samples are from Day 3.

All tags on this page are done on glossy cardstock and after doing the backgrounds, cut with Tim's Sizzix "Bookplate/Tag" die.


ID: TH101 - Day 3 - Every Good & Perfect Gift

Love this technique but don't use it often enough...

Applied various colors of alcohol ink on my felt and a drop of gold metallic, pounced for the 1st layer. Applied some more color and Blending Solution and pounced a 2nd layer. Spattered with Blending solution and more on my felt and pounced a 3rd layer.

Stamped with Archival black pad (Tim's "Flights of Fancy" clear stamp set). Semi dried.

Stamped the quote (newest from Quietfire Design "Every Good & Perfect Gift...") using Distress Picket Fence and embossing with Ranger's white embossing powder. Since the archival ink was only semi dried, the white embossing powder stuck to some of the flower detail. Then I added more detail with an embossing pen and more white embossing powder.

Stamped the Dragonfly (Quietfire Design "Butterfly/Dragonfly" 7pce set) using the black and embossed with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff  "Onyx Frost" embossing powder

Final touch a piece of dark green/Gold Sari ribbon



Using Tim's Graph & Croc background stamp set, inked with various colors of Archival pads and stamped by rolling the stamp to get a more organic feel to the stamping. Dried, then sponged various Distress colors in blues and greens.

Created eCut files of the butterfly ( Penny Black "Soft Wings") and the flower branch (Power Poppy "Azalea") and cut from 90# watercolor paper. Both stamps were inked with Distress mini pads, misted with water and then stamped. The flower I continued by using a wet paint brush to move the color around adding some from the various pad colors. Adhered the butterfly by the body only.

Die cut the word "Live" by Elizabeth Craft Designs (also available on Quietfire Design HERE) from scraps of the watercolor paper on my desk... Inked with Versafine Vintage Sepia and embossed with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Thanksgiving" embossing powder. Adhered to tag.

Stamped the sentiment (Quietfire Design "Twirl & Enjoy" 3 pce set) using the black and clear embossing.

Final touch adding a Red/Gold Sari ribbon.


 ID: TH101 - Day 3 - ECD Live - Enjoy Your Day



ID: TH101 - Day 3 - Autumn is a Second Spring


Stamped onto an embossing folder (Sizzix "Wreath") that had lots of solid areas using Tim's Reflections stamp set and Versafine Black Onyx (Tim used Archival inks, but I didn't like the results I was getting...). Ran through my machine to emboss the design and transfer the stamping.

Dried. Sponged with various blues and greens again and a bit of purple all over. Polished the whole tag.

Stamped the quote (Quietfire Design "Autumn is a Second Spring...") using the sepia and embossed with Queen's Gold embossing powder.

Die cut a bunch of leaves (Elizabeth Craft Designs "Woodland Leaves" set) from watercolor paper scraps. Added score lines tot he leaves with a small balled stylus. Inked with yellows, oranges, reds and some green. Adhered to tag.

Final touch added a couple pieces of Sari ribbon.

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