Sunday, August 5, 2007
My Happy Day!
I made it into all three of the classes today. I spent 8 full hours of instructional time with Tim along with 30 other middle aged women (and men) who were all groupies just like me! My head is swimming. I think I'll have to space out the projects & techniques over the next week. Honestly it's just way too much for one post. I can't get a decent pic of anything tonight to show you projects. So, here is a quick run-down of the day.
I got to play with alcohol inks, distress inks, distress embossing powders, distress crackle paint(new), a bunch of Tim's stamps, and a few tools, embellishments, and so many goodies. During our second class he had to improvise. The box with the kits did not arrive. So, he refunded our money, will send us the kits anyways, and gave a full class on playing with distress inks. I had to spend the $ on more ink of course, and some cut & dry foam, and a fun distressing tool. Tim was charming and really knows his products. Here are a few tips for you.
~Don't use distress inks on white paper because it has been bleached and will change the ink. Use manilla or darker paper.
~If you want to use alcohol inks on a transparency, don't use any blending solution. It will act like an eraser. (Duh...this is why I could never get them to work on transparencies)
~Black Soot distress ink really has soot in it and is the blackest ink of all. It's a must have.
~Distress Embossing pad smells like cinnamon and will work with any embossing powder, not just distress powders.
~Mustard Seed distress ink will brighten up a dull project. If you have a bunch of colors of distress ink together and they look a bit dull, just rub mustard seed over the whole thing. Instant light.