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Thursday, 29 March 2012

Creative Chemistry 101 day 8 tags

Had a go at the paint tags last night from day 8, here are my attempts...

I used watercolour paper and a paperartsy stamp for the dabber resist technique.

My first attempt at rock candy crackeglaze was on the letters. I was too impatient and tried to dry it with my heat tool. It just doesn't give the same effect so I tried it again on the heart and left it to dry overnight. I decided I like both effects though.


Published my first blog post for the Indigo Blu design team yesterday. See the pics of some of my favourite samples here. I'll be back there soon with a tutorial.


  1. I struggled with my tag and the first technique...I really like how yours looks like a wave of colour coming in. I hope you don't mind if I try to copy it!

    1. Of course I don't, glad you like it. :-)

  2. Really like how your's look. And your "home" stamp!

  3. I LOVE what you did with yours ;) Yes I did get the same effect on my crackle with grunge but I'm not sure if I didn't put enough on it or if I did use the heat gun too soon. Thanks so much for sharing & your lovely comment. HUGS