Monday, June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016

Creative Chemistry 101 - I took this class several years ago and I am really having a great time reviewing and focusing on these techniques again.

Here are my attempts for Week #2:

Day 4 - Since I only have one re-inker (Peeled Paint, of course) I couldn't exactly watercolor with one color - however, since I just typed that I realized that I could, I just didn't try.  I will have to try it.

So, I tried the Layered Misting Technique and got the following result.

Stains for base:  Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserves and Worn Lipstick
Stencil: Dyan Reaveley with Vintage Photo Stain

It's growing on me a bit - I like the contrast of the purples and the browns.

Day 5 - Stained Resist Technique

The honeycomb pattern with this pattern yearns for the yellows and golden colors of honey.  The base stain was a swipe of Spiced Marmalade.  Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hings, Riper Persimmon and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks were applied with a blending tool.  Water was spritzed and flicked and the edged were distressed.  Pulled out some vintage Stampin Up stamps (from back in the day) and stamped them in Black Archival.  

Day 5 - Stamping with Stains Technique

The background stains:  Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood & Broken China
Picket Fence stain on the Papillon Background Stamp. Washed out and dried.
Mermaid Lagoon and Brushed Corduroy highlight the edges.
Jet Black Archival Ink stamps the butterflies.

Day 6 - Watercolor with Markers

So, I bought this stamp years ago after visiting Yellowstone Park - Fabulous place everyone should enjoy!  I don't think I ever used this stamp until the other day.  Using markers, distress inks (to fill in for missing marker colors) and water brushes I had fun coloring and reminiscing about this trip.  Happy Trails to You!


  1. The Yellowstone Park one is my fave!

  2. Great inky goodness! These are wonderful!