Another love I have is for online classes, and I could not to express just how much I am loving the latest class that Tim Holtz is teaching at the Online Classroom. It's been a fabulous week and he has taught us so many new things along with lots of great tips and hints. As much as I thought I really knew a lot about various inks and many of the Ranger products...I've again learned something new, each and every day. I also want to THANK Tim for being such a fabulous teacher for for formatting each day based on the class feedback and many of the numerous questions that have been posted for him each day. He truly has a lot of patience and has devoted countless hours to make these classes fabulous in every way.
I'm stopping by to share my three latest tags, which were all basically created using some of the new tips and techniques we learned today. These are kind of my own variation on some of the things we also learned earlier this week too. I did not have all the products he shared in today's videos, but I still enjoyed it very much and did my own thing with what I had on hand.
This is the first tag and this is a form of Water-coloring that is done using re-inkers -- very cool!! A really awesome way to color. I used my brand new Water Brushes and really liked them, especially this new flat brush that Tim helped design for Ranger. It's awesome!! My stamped image is from Hero Arts and one I've had for a long time. It's called Flourish Lily and is a wooden stamp.
My second tag was inspired by another technique that Tim taught us today. It's all about Misting and how you can create your own misting sprays!! Another great less with some wonderful hints and tips!! I also used one of my new craft stencils on this tag and it's a Brocade type pattern and is a stencil I bought at my LSS. It's from a collection by Crafters Workshop and is really easy and fun to use.
My third tag is one I did on my own, as I did not have the materials on hand to create my own custom stamp pad, but I sure will be buying those the next time I head to my store, so that I can try the technique. For my third tag today, I stamped with my new Distress Markers, which I'm quickly growing to love. I simply colored directly on my stamps, (Hero Arts - Newspaper Tulips), and then huffed it one time and stamped directly to some of the new Specialty Paper that Ranger is now selling for stampers. It's awesome and a super smooth finish and takes ink amazing well. I have bought a set of these to try out for class, and it's one of the nicest papers I've ever used and has a gorgeous Matte finish. This is a paper I will use again!!
Well that's it for today!! I am going back over to the classroom now to catch on on reading the posts in the forum. I'm totally amazed at the amount of questions that are being posted and think Tim is an angel for keeping up with answering them all! Special thanks to Jennifer and Kristina for running the Online Card Classroom and for inviting Tim to teach there. I do HOPE he'll consider coming back again and hope that everyone is enjoying all the classes, as much as I am!! There is still another class tomorrow and a full week next week, and you can still sign up now and be part of the Live Classes!! Hurry on over and join the FUN!! I'm sure you won't be disappointed!!