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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Creative Chemistry: Part 4

Have you ever had one of those days where nothing goes right and you just decide to pack it in and work on crafts?  Yup, that was me today.  I didn't get to have my favorite sushi cause my lunch date cancelled 20 minutes before meeting.  I decided to try to go find some chalk for Day 5 of CC102 and while in Staples there was this huge BOOM that sounded like a semi truck drove into the building.  Nope, wasn't that, but it was a huge explosion about 50 km north of the city at the military base doing experimental something or other!  The sound wave shook the city like an after shock of an earth quake.  Buildings shook, things fell of shelves in some places... insane!  After all that I decided to go have the best burger in town at our drive thru before they close for the winter next week and had the most disappointing burger ever.  Where's the beef was all I could say.  I think it was a Diet burger cause the onion slice was thicker than the beef patty.  Sigh.....   So, needless to say, I decided that I needed to have something positive happen for the day so I started on CC102, Day 4.  Alcohol inks!  Yesterday I watched the video's and decided that I needed more colors of inks in order to do several of the lessons, so off I went to Michael's to get some.  I couldn't decide which packages to get so I got them all!  OMG... I feel like the U-tube Scrapbooking hoarder lady!  LOL  If you haven't seen her video, you really need to watch it!  It was like watching myself.  LOL  I'm sure many of us feel the same way.  Anyhow, here are my projects from Day 4's lessons. 

Faux Patina: 
Tinted Tinsel: I didn't have any of Tim's tinsel so I went looking thru my stash and found this tinsel ribbon stuff and thought heck why not!  It didn't turn out too bad.

Monoprint:  I think this is one of my favorite techniques.  It's like marbling with alcohol inks!  And I love the marbling effect with any of the mediums, but by adding in the metallic mixatives, it makes this so unique and amazing.  Love love it...wish the picture showed the gold metallic shine better.

Faded layers:  Probably my least favorite technique.  Maybe with a bit of practice, but my first attempt did not turn out the way I thought it might.  It's ok but it's not even close to Tim's tag.  I think I felt most challenged with this technique.  But that's ok, practice makes perfect.  :) 
And so ends another day of Creative Chemistry.  I can't believe there is only one more day to go before I graduate this class.  Kind of sad actually!  However, this will give me the opportunity to use what I have learnt and put it into practice.  Day 5, embossing!  Yes!!!  I adore embossing.  Can't wait to learn the blackboard/chalk technique!  I have my chalks purchased and ready to go!  I bought a pack of colored chalks and want to try with some colors not just white!  Fun fun fun...  See you at Day 5!  :)


  1. These turned out great and I really like the last one. The ink marbling is great! I did mine in bright colours. The ombré... Well it turned out ok on my end. Yours worked out nicer. Last day. Kids are off school so I'm hoping to get done. And I'm doing 2 sets.

    1. Really? The last one is one of my least favorite ones. It just didn't fade as well as I wanted it to. Doesn't look as clean as Tim's. But I have Tim sitting in my head saying,, embrace the imperfections! LOL The marbling one looks the best in front of me. Hope you post yours soon so I can check them out! Just call me Snoopy! LOL