Saturday, 24 March 2012

Forgotten Friday 51- It's all about the Chemistry

Hi Folks, I know it's Saturday, but here I am with a Forgotten Friday post. My shoulder and arm have been very painful this week, which have affected my ability to do any crafting. I signed up to take part in Tim Holtz's Creative Chemistry 101 Class, and decided to base my post project on that for this week. The items I needed to use were all neglected, so it qualified well and truly for my weekly ramblings!

The technique that I have covered is Distress Stain marbling, and you can learn all about it in Tim's class at The classes are great, with daily videos and downloadable PDF files. It is great to sit down with a cuppa and watch Tim in action, picking up some tips and tricks along the way.

Anyway, onto my project! I have chosen to make tags, as that is what Tim has done. I made the first one, and then went on to make another one using the left over Stains, creating a much paler version, which I quite like. I never use Picket Fence Distress Stain, it sits there blinking at me in the drawer, so it has had an airing today. I've also got two stamp sets out, and inked them up for the first time, 'Artful Flight' and 'Shabby French'. These were sets that I treated myself to at a Craft Show at some point, put them with my other stamps, and never used them. There are some great stamps on these sets, and I think that they will get used a lot from now on. I also cut the tags out myself, using Tim's tag die, which is something that I rarely do, as I've been using all of my existing tags up first. So, all in all, I've had a good day using up my unused stash.

Here is tag number one, using lots of greens and blues, plus Picket Fence Distress Stain:
Here is tag number two, using the leftover Stains, and I really like this pale version:

Both backgrounds remind me of eggshells, with the blotches, and the colours, maybe it's the manilla tags, I don't know. It is a look that I really like though. I will definitely be creating more of these. I hope that you have a chance for some creativity over the weekend. Don't forget to leave a link to your 'Forgotten' creations, and I'll pop along to take a look. Thanks for stopping by, xx
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