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Creative Chem 102

Creative Chemistry 102
once, twice, thrice & again (again)

Many of the techniques in this class took trial-and-error to get the effect I believed I was trying for - good thing I was making 4 of everything from the outset. For posterity, I've kept each attempt here; you will see that some are better than others. As a side note some went well the first time and I had difficulty replicating it, and some it took till the fourth (colour pallet) tag to feel a sense of mastery (the ability to replicate it again). 

Time:  Many Days

Yield:  100+ – #8 Tags

Wet Ingredients (for all pallets):

  • Ink – Archival Black
  • Mixative – Snow Cap
  • Paint – Acrylic Snow Cap, Rock Candy Crackle Paint
  • Stain – Distress Picket Fence

 Colour Pallet #1

Festive Berries, Scattered Straw, Seedless Preserves
  (Metallic Accent – Copper)

Colour Pallet #2

Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean, 7Vintage Photo
 (Metallic Accent – Blue, Copper & Pearl)

Colour Pallet #3
Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain
(Metallic Accent – Gold/s)


Colour Pallet #4

Black Soot, Iced Spruce, Pumice Stone
 Metallic Accent – Pewter, Silver)

Dry Ingredients:

  • Tags: #8 Black, Kraft & Manila Tags
  • Cardstock: Core’dinations Adirondack & Kraft-Core
  • Chalk
  • Distress Embossing Powder –Antique Linen, Black Soot, Pumice Stone, Vintage Photo
  • Embossing Powder – Clear, Frosted Crystals, Metallic (Copper, Gold & Silver), Sticky, UTEE
  • Foil Sheets
  • Glossy Paper
  • Glitter – Rock Candy
  • Grungeboard
  • Hardware - Bookplates
  • Metal Leafing
  • Plastic Sheets
  • Tinsel Twine (silver)
  • Vinyl (black)


  • Dies – Tag & Bookplates
  • Stamps – Assorted
  • Stencils – Assorted




Artfully challenged said...

Thank you,this is sooooo helpful seeing all this. I am thinking of doing these classes and this is great to see what sort of techniques you are creating. Wonderful blog!


Nicole Wright said...

These are all awesome. Again...and again!

Theresa said...

I really like the methodology you used in choosing four color palettes and working all the way through them. I did several of the techniques in multiples, but not with this deliberation. May have to back and do some more. thanks as always for sharing.