August has been off to a great start at Onlinecardclasses.com with the beginning of Creative Chemistry 103 taught by Tim Holtz. The Creative Chemistry series has been so inspiring and of course well taught. Tim is not only a great designer of products that are so well received in the craft industry, but he is a great teacher. You’re not just watching him create, you are being taught the chemistry of why products work together or don’t, and being taught techniques on how you can use them in combination with each other.
Day 1 began with some great techniques like Distress Highlight Stamping. Tim explained that because distress inks are translucent dye inks, they tend to not look so great on craft card stock since the brown of the card stock in visible through the stamped image. To give the colored ink a background to sit on he taught us to stamp the image first in distress picket fence; because this particular distress ink is a pigment ink it actually will be opaque on the craft card stock. After stamping that I chose mermaid lagoon and mustard seed to stamp slightly offset from the picket fence image. For each technique taught we’re even given great handouts and labels for the back of each page we make with the technique instructions. Great class at a great price!