Recently, while wasting time online I came across the Creative Chemistry classes by Tim Holtz at Online Card Classes. I was immediately interested because…well…Timmy! Seriously, this man makes my crafters heart swoon. And now, these classes! Why am I so excited? I’ll tell you. These classes aren’t just about how to use his wonderful products, although you certainly do learn that. No, my friends, these classes are about the why behind the products!
In the first class, I learned so much! To say that I have a deeper understanding of my art supplies would be the tip of the iceberg. I have had so many of my questions answered in just the first couple of classes. Furthermore, the questions I’ve had answered were the ones that no one else seemed to be asking, but my Timmy…ah…he is on top of it.
I cannot wait to finish Creative Chemistry 101 and move to the next classes. There will be some techniques that I won’t be doing simply because I don’t have the products. The lovely part is that if I ever do decide to branch out, these lessons will be there waiting for me to go back to.
And so, here are the tags that I’ve created for day two of my class. Seriously, go sign up! It’s never too late!
This first technique is called Blended Spritz and Flick. I can’t even begin to explain how much better this technique went when I finally broke down and bought the Ranger Heat Tool. I had previously been using the embossing heat tool that I’ve had forever but the difference in the dispersion of the air is completely worth buying another tool. My powders don’t fly all over the place and I can get even better definition when I’m drying these great little water droplets.
This was another technique that was completely changed by the heat tool. Before I could never keep those tiny splatters because the air coming out of the embossing heat tool was coming out too forcefully. Now…tiny splatters for days! This one is called Wrinkle-Free Distress and that sucker will never come out the same way twice. I’ll be honest, it can be addicting.
The last technique for day 2 was Brushless Watercolor. This is one of those techniques that is just going to get better and better with practice. It also has me looking at stamps in a new way. I expect that this will grow to be a favorite.
Until next time…