Monday 9 April 2012

Chemistry 101

Hello I'm Sharon from ATP

This is Artist Trading Post's very 1st post on our blog. It's taken us a long time to get started but I hope i will be worth the wait.

So on this very wet Bank Holiday Monday I would like to tell you about a great project I have been doing for 10 days. I signed up for Creative Chemistry 101 with Tim Holtz.

You can start the online course at anytime, I joined on the last day,day 10. It is well worth the time and effort, you may know a lot of the techniques, you may have forgot a lot as well, I know I had.

The other great thing is it make's you use that stash that you buy and can't remember what to do with it. But beware it also makes you want to buy more (don't tell Jamie how many times I have nipped to the shop).

Here are all 25 tags

This tag was done using a technique called brushless watercolour.

Archival resist 

Rusted Enamel 

Blending with Distress Markers (very kindly given to us by Tim Holtz at the Ranger workshop)

Watercolour with Distress markers

Distress Stain over Kraft Resist

Water colouring with re-inkers

I will be using some of these and other techniques in future projects, thank you for stopping by see you soon.


  1. Welcome to the land of blog... good luck and best wishes.

    Z x

  2. Hi Sandra, I beat you to it;lol I joined righ at the beginning...just ask Jaimnoe how much TH I have bought!!'
    look forwards to more from you.
    ?? have you joined cc101facebook group??
    Michelle B

  3. This is so cool. Great that you now have a blog. I joined Tims classes, but I am saving mine for a while as we are having a new roof done, and its just so, so messy!I'm really looking forward to getting time to playing with my stuff. Hey, now you are blogging, you can join in Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday, over at The Stamping Ground.

  4. Love it, so may pretty tags, makes me want to go and play too :) Sarah xx

  5. Nice to see a blog for the ATP. I did the Ranger workshop, they were very generous with the goodies wern't they. Lovely set of tags. x

  6. I* just finished this on line course. It was fantastic.

  7. Love tags, I would love to do the TH course.

  8. Lovely to see your new blog. Good luck and have fun with it. I did the TH Chemistry 101 classes from day 1 although I haven't had time to play yet. Thank goodness we have lifetime access so I can go back later. The video classes were brilliant.

    Lesley Xx

  9. Loving the blog :D ... i signed up for the course but as yet haven't had a minute to play ! :( .. nevermind I will catch up lol :D x It all looks FAB ! xx

  10. Hi Sharon,thanzx for the order I have just received.
    I se that you are also a CC101 partaker.
    I am oganising a tag swap between the UK participants..3 for 3 (using a TH background) and whatever else takes your fancy added to it.would you be interested?? if so gie me a e-mail
    Michelle B

  11. Great blog and I love your tags! I'm about half ways through and could not do all of them because I did not have the supplies.... You are so lucky to just "nip to the shop"!! Hope you enjoy blogging, it's addictive!