So here are Week 1's tags all together:
Hero Arts, Penny Black, Inkadinkado, and Stampers Anonymous .
Day 1 was an introduction - no actual production on our parts. Day 2 we worked with Distress Inks; here are the tags from that day:
And here's the card I created today using that same Brushless Watercolor technique.
I cut an oval of watercolor paper and stamped the Exotic Bloom with the corner of various Distress Inks, misted with water before stamping. Overstamped with a misted Newspaper Background from Hero Arts, inked in Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The card base was stamped with the Leaf and Floral Background, a favorite Cling stamp by Hero Arts. I had a wash of Picket Fence Distress Stain lingering on it which I over-inked with Forest Moss Distress Ink and misted before stamping on the textured card base. The dots, inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink are from a Stamper's Anonymous set of fun texture stamps.
Day 3 brought on various Archival Inks, including Alcohol Inks which I still owned from years ago when they were first popular. Here are my tags:
From left to right: Alcohol Inks Agates, Stamping with Reflections, Archival Resist Technique.
The black stamping on the left tag got a bit blurry in spots - stamping on glossy paper can be a challenge!! I really liked the stamping done on the embossing folder so it comes out behind the embossing and as a reverse image of the stamp. I went ahead and cut a slit in my embossing folder as Tim instructed, so my tag could slide right into the folder. Very fun. All the stamps I used were from a couple of Stampers Anonymous sets I had around here.
Day 4 we used Distress Ink Re-inkers, both for watercoloring and for misting. Here are my tags:
Last but not least - Day 5 when we used Spray Inks and Stains. Here are my tags:
Whew - so that's it from week 1. I have all my class materials organized in a notebook and my tags tied together with some recycled twine from an artisan cracker bag (I always save it - comes in handy!). Now, to get ready for week 2, I'd better clean up my craft space!!! Thanks for visiting and I hope you had as crafty a weekend as I did!