Creative Chemistry Lessons

I recently took an online class, called Creative Chemistry 101, from the amazing Tim Holtz. Tim shared oodles of tips and techniques for working with Ranger products. I have been sadly behind in the fun part — actually MAKING things! But I managed to play a little and created a few tags.

In this first tag, I learned that yes, you CAN emboss with Distress inks!

The flourish vine (Hero Arts) was stamped with Distress Ink, embossed with clear powder. Various distress inks where then blended onto the tag. The ribbon rosette was made using Paper Source ribbon and a large glue dot from Therm O Web.

These next tags were made by inking my image (Hero Arts) using Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabbers, creating a resist, then tinting with Distress Stains.

I used a white dabber, and I thought the contrast wasn’t great enough, so I tried the white dabber again but with darker colors:

The last one used gold dabber:

I really liked the texture of the gold, which came out rather thick. To create the butterfly, I spread Ranger Dimensional Pearls (Lettuce) on a piece of scrap card stock and let it dry. I stamped over it, then punched my butterfly (Martha Stewart).

Thanks for looking!

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