Tim Holtz - Creative Chemistry 102 class - Day 3, 4 & 5 - Distress - faux Cracked Glass, Tinsel & Tarnished

Created: October 12, 2013

I decided to take Tim's On Line class again - Chemistry 102. This is a combination of individual elements from various days put on to one tag.


I love all the elements on this tag. So many good techniques.

Tag is 110# cream toned cardstock die cut with Tim's tag die. Embossed with Holly Vine embossing folder and lightly sponged with Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo.

Christmas word by Quietfire Design done with Versafine.

Cracked Glass technique: apply Glue & Seal on glass or plastic. I didn't have any so experimented with Golden's products and found Polymer Medium (Brilliant) worked well for the adhering layer.

My ornaments were cut from .007 Graffix plastic on my electronic cutter. I hand cut the little gold tops from Peel Off material and added the little gold chains.

When dry put on a normal thickish coat of Clear Rock Crackle. Let that dry.

Applied Alcohol Ink "Sailboat Blue" and then added Mixative "Silver on the one on the right sponging with some blending solution, "Gold" on the left one and both silver & gold on the middle one. I really liked the look on the smooth side, so turned the crackle to the inside.

Tarnished Metal:

On a black surface (I used chipboard die cuts painted with black soot), apply Distress Emboss and emboss with gold or silver or whatever color metal you want. Ink surface again with the emboss and sprinkle here and there with clear UTEE, heat with Tim's heat gun. When cool, run paint dauber lightly over surface.

Tinsel: I didn't have Tim's tinsel so the heat stage didn't work the same way. Mine shrunk in length instead of the fibers curling. I tried another brand of tinsel from Michael's which worked. But the coloring worked. I used black tinsel instead of silver, coloring with Gold Alcohol Mixative and a felt too. Attached to card with Tim's Tiny attacher.

The snowflake was cut with my electronic cutter from Sookwang tape adhered to cardstock, then glitter added.

The flourish is from Day 3 Rock Candy Glitter. Colored Grungeboard flourish with Distress, applied Glossy Accents and sprinkled with clear Rock Candy.



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