Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 102

Packed with techniques galore, this one-week course is designed to further your artistic confidence and technique know-how to take your creations to the next level. Building on the ideas and concepts introduced in his first Online Card Classes course, Creative Chemistry 101, Tim will teach you the technique “hows” and “whys” using his signature products from Ranger to get the most out of these creative tools. Creative Chemistry 102 includes hours of technique demonstration videos and downloads from professor Tim himself!


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Discover your creative inner “scientist” with Tim Holtz and Creative Chemistry 102!

In this second installment of the popular Creative Chemistry course, join instructor and artist Tim Holtz as we explore the “science” behind inks, glitter, paints, and so much more!

Creative Chemistry 102 includes:

  • Learn techniques using Distress products, Layering Stencils, Alcohol Inks, Embossing Powders, working with various Surfaces, and so much more…
  • Instructional videos from Tim
  • Projects from guest artists, including Paula Cheney, Jennifer Mcguire, Shari Carroll, Kaz Hall, Richele Christensen, Wendy Vecchi, Shelly Hickox, Joy Kennedy, Debi Adams, Tammy Tutterow, Lisa Spangler, Mou Saha, Tami Hartley, Chelle Fowler, Kelly Rasmussen, Kristina Werner and Debby Hughes
  • Creation of technique tag swatches with step by step instruction labels on the back
  • PDFs with step-by-step written instructions that you can print out and take anywhere.
  • A forum for discussion between students and Tim. (Now closed, but archived for your reference).
  • A student gallery to show your work! (Now closed, but archived for your reference).

Class Content

Class lessons, PDF instructions, and videos are provided in English. At this time, videos are not subtitled or captioned. We hope to provide this in the future.

When you register for class, you have LIFETIME access to all Creative Chemistry 102 videos, PDFs, and class materials.

Whether it’s next week, next year, or three years down the road, as a registered student you will still be able to log in to Creative Chemistry 102 for inspiration.

***Class content originated in 2013, some products highlighted may be subject to availability.

  • Day 1 – Distress Paints
  • Day 2 – Layering Stencils
  • Day 3 – Distress Differently
  • Day 4 – Alcohol Inks
  • Day 5 – Embossing Effects
  • Day 6 – Gallery Spotlight
  • Bonus Day!
  • Day 7 – Wrap-Up & Bloopers

***Class content originated in 2013, some products highlighted may be subject to availability.

***Class content originated in 2013, some products highlighted may be subject to availability.

Below is a list of “Featured Supplies” that will enable you to create using the techniques featured in Creative Chemistry 102 along with supplies you likely already have on hand.

A complete supply list of all stamps, papers, etc. that are used for each project will be provided throughout the class. We encourage you to learn the basics of his techniques and then create projects using a combination of suggested supplies along with products you currently own.

If you are unsure of what products on the Featured Supplies list you would like to purchase – do not worry!  You have lifetime access to all available class content including videos, PDFs and other class downloads. Many of our students like to follow along throughout the interactive class to learn the various tips and techniques being taught and then decide to place an order for specific items afterwards.

After each product listed, you will find links to one of our favorite online retailers, SSS (Simon Says Stamp).

We also encourage you to call your local craft stores as many of them carry these great products, too.


  • Craft Sheet (SSS)
  • Ink Blending Tool (SSS)
  • Ink Blending Foam (SSS)
  • Mister (SSS)
  • Mini Mister (SSS)
  • Heat Tool (SSS)
  • Stamps/Rubber or Clear (SSS)
  • Grid Blocks (SSS)
  • Distress Ink (SSS)
  • Distress Reinker (SSS)
  • Distress Stains (SSS)
  • Distress Markers (SSS)
  • Clear Embossing Powder (SSS)
  • Ink Palette (SSS)
  • Waterbrush/Detailed (SSS)
  • Waterbrush/Flat (SSS)
  • Vagabond Machine (SSS)
  • Texture Fades (SSS)
  • Distress Vintage Photo Embossing Powder (discontinued)
  • Matte Glue n’ Seal (discontinued)
  • Distress Paint – including Antique Bronze Metallic (SSS)
  • Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint (SSS)
  • Distress Glitter (SSS)
  • Distress Embossing Ink Pad (SSS)
  • Antiquities Frosted Crystal Embossing Powder – you will want this! (SSS)
  • Sticky Embossing Powder (SSS)
  • Silver Embossing Powder (SSS)
  • Clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel – UTEE (SSS)
  • Jet Black Archival Ink Pad (SSS)
  • Adirondack Alcohol Inks (SSS)
  • Adirondack Metallic Mixative (SSS)
  • Adirondack Blending Solution (SSS)
  • Adirondack Fillable Pen (SSS)
  • Adirondack Replacement Felts (SSS)
  • Mini Brayer (SSS)
  • Sizzix Silicone Rubber Pad (SSS)
  • Layering Stencils (SSS)
  • Glossy Accents (SSS)
  • Other: Plain White School Chalk, Metallic Leafing


  • Tags/Manila (SSS)
  • Alcohol Ink Cardstock (SSS)
  • Watercolor Paper (SSS)
  • Grungeboard or Chipboard (SSS)
  • Metal Foil Tape (SSS)
  • Foil Cardstock (SSS)
  • Idea-ology Alpha Parts (SSS)
  • Idea-ology Silver Tinsel Twine (SSS)
  • Idea-ology Corked Vials or Dome (SSS) or glass pieces
  • Idea-ology Fragment Fragments (SSS) or clear acrylic pieces
  • Assorted Idea-ology Metal Charms or Findings (SSS)
  • Other: Black & White Inkjet or Photocopied Photo
Class Type Class Dates Class Price
Independent N/A $25