Friday, October 11, 2013

Creative Chemistry 2- Industrial Paint Technique

I'm still not done all the amazing techniques Tim Holtz featured in Day 1 of his Creative Chemistry 2 class at Online Card Classes! I didn't quite have all the right supplies for this technique, but it was fun experimenting, and that's what it's all about, right!

For my tag I embossed a piece of gold foil cardstock and, not having black Distress Paint on hand, I improvised and rubbed on a few other colours of paint.  However, I didn't really get the results I was looking for so I used some black Crackle Paint.  I think I left it on a little too long so it didn't rub off as much as I was trying for, but it still has a cool effect.

For my card, I used the same gold foil cardstock and embossed with a Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder.  I then used the black Crackle Paint, mixed with water, over the image to highlight the grooves. I sponged Distress Ink on cardstock for a background and applied a Graphic 45 ruler stamp and a Tim Holtz sentiment stamp, which I clear embossed over to give a darker image.  I used Tim Holtz's Resist Paper Stash and an arrow stamp, which I embossed and cut out and popped up with foam dots and a chipboard circle I sponged with Distress Ink, stamped and clear heat embossed.

 Amie, who's 6, decided to make a card of her own and used a cute squirrel digi stamp along with an acorn and Happy Thanksgiving stamp, which she turned into a pumpkin - too cute! (It's Thanksgiving here in Canada this weekend!)

I'm entering my card over at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge blog, where the challenge this week is to use a clear or rubber stamp on your project!

Happy crafting,


  1. Gorgeous creations Karla :-) the tag and card are both fabulous ,, glad you are enjoying the class :-)

    Amie's card is super cute too, the little squirrel is adorable :-) Please enter her card into the challenge too, use the link to your blog so it will be accepted in the linky :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

    1. Thanks thanks Lorraine! Amie will be very happy to have her card in the link up :)

  2. Thanks for linking Amie too ,,, good luck to you both :-)