Monday, May 19, 2008

How I spent my weekend...



These are samples for an upcoming class that I'll be teaching at Stampassion called Stamp & Collage on Canvas. It was my first experience using Tim Holtz Distress Crackle paints. I was skeptical, but I love the palette of colors and after getting used to the consistency of the paints (very thick), and the applicator brush - (very annoying, in my opinion,) I was pleased with the results. Rubber stamping on the painted background was a bit tricky, but I played around with techniques to make it look a bit handpainted. Like so many others, I am infatuated with birds as artful subject matter these days, and the stamps we chose for this class obviously reflect that.

3 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Great class project Kerri! This is beautiful. I've had the Tim Holtz crackle paints for awhile and, I too, love the palette of colors. My own observation with these is that I wish the jars were a little larger and I am also annoyed by the brush applicator that comes with it. I end up using my own brushes. But; the crackle paint is wonderful and I use them often.

Cindy Dean said...

Can I come to your class???? Maybe one day....

Beautiful pieces by the way!

Sherry/Cherie said...

I'm glad I found your blog through Miss Laurence (her one day vacation post) and read this post.

I just bought 2 of the Tim Holz crackle paints and found the consistency "thick" and the brush applicator annoying. I'm glad to know it wasn't just me...and I'll give it another go since you persevered and look at the beauty you created.

Thanks!