Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Creative Chemistry 2 - Paint Marbling

I am soooo excited to start Tim Holtz' class - Creative Chemistry 2 at Online Card Classes!  There were 6 techniques shared just for Day 1!

In the first technique video Tim showed how to marble Distress Paints.  It gives such a cool effect! Then, we were inspired by Shari Carroll, as a guest designer, featuring this marbling technique. I made a tag showing the technique and then 2 more tags using this technique.  So fun!

I applied the paints on my craft mat to create the marbling effect.

Then I sponged over the tag with Distress Inks to give it more depth.

Just love how this looks!

 Erica woke up from her nap and wanted to join in the crafting fun :)
 She is now edging with Distress Ink....

I made two tags inspired by Shari Carroll's tag. She is just so talented!
I cut petals off of a larger flower and trimmed them with zigzag edged scissors for leaves.


Thanks for stopping by! I'm off to create...

Distress Paints, Inks, Stains
Silver Tinsel embossing powder
Scroll Stamp, Script Stamp
Pearls, Stars, Brads
CTMH flowers
Tim Holtz ChitChat stickers
Seam Binding Ribbon


  1. Your marbling turned out great. I only had two paints when I did mine (vintage photo and picket fence) so mine looks blah! I haven't done any cards yet -- just trying to get through the tags!

  2. Beautiful tags - the backgrounds look fantastic and the stamping and flowers add such elegance. Erica is adorable and how sweet that she loves to craft with you!!