While taking the CC101 class, it got my interests into Art Journals and distressing pages. There are so many mediums out there, I figured this could be so fun! So while on the prowl of YouTube, I came across some GREAT resources on how to start one. This is my first attempt. My husband got me this journal for my birthday a couple of years ago, and I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. It's all made of handmade papers, and soft leather outer wrapping. I've decide that I can do an art journal on these hand made papers, but I have to be really careful, as they're so delicate, but it was fun to try this, and something I'm definitely going to continue. I also bought 2 more journals at our local art supply store, made of Cold Press Water Color paper, so when I want to get really dirty and inky, I can try it in those books. But I really like the way this turned out.
Here are 2 tags using Day 3's techniques, Alcohol Ink Agates and Archival Resist. There is a 3rd tag, but need to get the embossing folder this week, stay tuned. Stamps and Hybrid inks by Club Scrap, and also used inks and stamps by Tim Holtz.
I recently took the Creative Chemistry's 101 online class with Tim Holtz. Here's my attempt at the techniques for Day 2, Blended Spritz & Flick, Brushless Watercolor, and Wrinkle-Free Distress...I really didn't like my first attempt... so I watched all the videos, went back and took my time, using the correct papers, tags, inks, etc... I like this much better. Enjoy! ...and if you weren't able to take his class, you can still sign up. The forum isn't live, but the videos, etc. are there for a lifetime... Signup is to the left of my blog :) I used all Ranger Distress Inks, and Club Scrap's Green Thumb stamp.