Hello, my friends. I thought I might not be able to post today. There are times I really hate automatic updates on my computer. I will be the first to admit that I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to technology, so when I finally get comfortable using something, it's very frustrating when it suddenly changes & I have to figure it out all over again. Today, it was Picasa. The update left me dumbfounded, since normally when I connect my camera to the computer, it automatically begins transferring photos from the camera to the computer. Not today, though. Nothing happened. And the command boxes/buttons all seemed to be missing, so I didn't know what to do. I've only been using Picasa for a few months, so I was really stymied. But... I have a tendency to be persistent (stubborn is what they called me as a kid). So I decided to try one more time and finally figured how to make it work. Whew!
Today I had a hard time getting started on my tags for Creative Chemistry 101 by Tim Holtz. I kept finding other things to do. The reason? One of the techniques required distress embossing powder. Well, somewhere I have a jar of distress embossing powder that came in a prize package. At the time I received it, I had no idea how to use it -- I just knew it was different than other embossing powders. So it got set aside and apparently went into hiding, because I can't find it. So for that technique, I had to improvise.
The first technique is nostalgic batik. Since I couldn't find my jar of distress embossing powder, I went out to Michael's to see if they had any. Nope. But I did find a couple of nice stamps. The pretty lady (Stampendous) on this tag is one of them.
The next technique is rusted enamel.
And the third technique is distress powder resist. I substituted a regular embossing powder, but used a stamp that looks pretty distressed. I know it's not the same, but it was the best I could do today.
I hope you're enjoying my journey. I know some of you are enjoying the class along with me. Thanks so much for stopping by.