Tim Holtz - Creative Chemistry 101 class - Day 2 - Distress Ink Intro

Created: March 21, 2012

I decided to take Tim's 2 week class - Chemistry 101. These samples are from Day 2.


Love this technique and use it quite often.

I'm using a manila tag cut with Tim's Sizzix die and a manila folder.

Sponged on the colors as shown on tag image. flicked my water and dried. I got some good flicks and they reminded me of CSI blood spatter drops - elongated rather than round. Right hand were the elongated, round was done with my left hand...

I then sponged some Dusty Concord. Walnut Stain on edges and Mustard Seed mostly all over.


BWC #1

BWC #2

BWC #3

The Brushless Watercolor technique is another technique I use quite often both on watercolor paper as these samples, but also on cardstock, and other substrates.

I'm using a purple cardstock tag cut with Tim's Sizzix die and a cheap watercolor paper (Canson 90# CP pad).

The colors I used were Forest Moss and Walnut Stain on the stems, Barn Door & Mustard Seed on the flowers.

The first image has the inked image misted with water and stamped onto the watercolor paper.

The second image has the inked stamp, stamped onto the watercolor paper, and the image then misted with water and dried.

The third image has the inked stamp, stamped onto slightly misted watercolor paper and dried.

Each gives a subtle different effect and depending on the stamp used whether it's a more solid image or a very open image will also effect the results.

The edges were sponged with either the red or honey and then with the Walnut Stain.

The image below is a more open stamped image using the same colors

The Penny Black stamp (Irises #26642) using Versafine Black Onyx on white cardstock


After stamping (Inkadinkado "Meadow") with the brushless watercolor technique, dried and then stamped the image again with Versafine Black Onyx. Stamped the sentiment (Flourishes "Pears" set #SS177) with the black as well, tore the edge at the bottom, sponged with the Walnut Stain and adhered to a brown manila tag.

Love this technique and must admit, never really dried between layers.

I'm using a manila tag cut with Tim's Sizzix die and a manila folder.

1) Peeled Paint; 2) Dusty Concord; 3) Spiced Marmalade; 4) Mustard Seed; 5) Barn Door; 6) Vintage Photo; 7) Broken China

Applied the dye inks, pressing the pad onto the craft mat, spritzing with water till you see droplets on the inks, press tag down and see the ink want to squeeze out from underneath, lift and dry. Then just tap sections of the tag into the remaining splotches of ink on mat, dry and continue splotching until happy.

Sponged a bit of Dusty Concord on bottom area, Wild Honey mostly all over and Vintage Photo on edges.

I did an additional step, cleaned my mat and sprayed with water, tapped my tag into the water droplets, and dried.


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