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.


Debbie said...

I'm so excited for you, Tami! How fun to hang with Tim Holz all day. I can't wait to see the rest of your posts. P.S. I got to hang with Nathalie Metivier from Magenta on Saturday! See my blog.) It was a celebrity weekend for us, huh? YAY!

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Sounds like a great time, Tami. What is the Cut & Dry stuff for? I have some, but don't know what to do with it.

Kim said...

WOW what a cool day you had! You and Tim look so cute in the photo too! Great tips can't wait to read the rest of the post about your day- did you take notes there is NO way I would remember any of the details if I didn't!


Colleen Schaan said...

You are a lucky, lucky girl!!! I am soooo jealous. I am just in love with TH products...good for you!

Julie said...

How fun!! I am glad you mentioned that about the embossing pad....I thought I was going crazy when I smelled it! LOL!

Lesa said...

Ooooh! I am so jealous but sooo happy for you Tami! I am hoping to meet Tim and take some of his classes in the near future. Thanx for the hints. {{hugs}}

malieta said...

I'm so happy for you Tami! It sounds like you had a lot of fun, with great people. Congratulations once again.

Anonymous said...

Just found your Blog. I try to keep up with the peeps I know!
I am so happy for you that you got to spend time learning from Tim Holtz! He is kind of an "IDOL" at our LSS.
In'll laugh....they have a TV in the lady's room that plays DVDs while we're in there. Tim is often the "featured artist"!
You are a lucky girl!
Joanie (ccstampin12)

Thanh said...

That is an adorable photo of you and Tim! Im glad you had a fun day with him... and when I finally get into alcohol inks, I know which expert to ask; you!