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Water coloring Playtime


Hello everyone! It’s Michelle here today. I am filling in for Lisa. Lisa has been dealing with some health issues and had to step down from the Design Team. We will miss her cheerful spirit and her amazing cards. We would like to wish Lisa all the best in the future.

Today I am showcasing a card with a technique that I just did for the very first time. While researching water color techniques the other night I came across quite a few videos on YouTube about using Salt with Watercolor. Sounds weird right? The results are anything but….

Here is my card:



I started with some watercolor paper and I soaked it pretty good with a brush and some water. I then used some Hero Arts Tide Pool dauber ink, Hero Arts Silver Spray and some, Hero Arts White Spray to make a big huge colored puddle on my paper. To control the situation I used a card board box lined with some Glad Press & Seal ( seriously a crafters best friend).

As the puddles started to form I moved them around and then when I had color everywhere I started sprinkling some COARSE Kosher Salt onto it. You can use Sea Salt too. Notice in the photo below you can see the spots where the coarse salt was.

Watercolor with salt2

I didn’t stop there either. I added some regular every day table salt into the mix too. You can see where there is less defined detail and more of a marbled look in the photo above. That is where the table salt was.  I left both the coarse salt and the table salt on my paper over night. I came back the next morning and brushed it all away and was in awe of the resulting paper.

I stamped my sentiment, added some silver strips and attached it all to the front of a card. I did another card with just table salt and the effect was much less.

I urge you to try this technique. It’s really fun and so simple to do.

You can use the coupon code MICHELLE15 in the a2z Scrapbooking store to get 15% off of your order of $25 or more if you would like to pick up supplies to try this technique. I have linked them all below.

Also, don’t forget to enter our Monthly Challenge going on. It’s all about Watercolor this month. I can’t wait to see what you create.

Have a phenomenal Saturday!

MichelleSupplies used:

Ranger Watercolor Paper

Hero Arts Tide Pool Dauber

Hero Arts Silver Spray

Hero Arts White Spray

Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

Versamark ink

Hero Arts Be Happy Today Stamp Set CL729

7 thoughts on “Water coloring Playtime

  1. Thanks for the kind words Michelle — I miss you ALL very much and have been missing being creative too! ON a happy note, I hope to be on the mend son and then will look forward to hitting my craft desk.

    Love this fun new technique and the lovely color choices — I love those teal and pool colors, almost as MUCH as purple~

    Hope you all have a great weekend and a wonderful Christmas too…..

    Hugs to ALL,

  2. I’ve used table salt but now I see why I really need to get the Kosher salt. Your background is absolutely gorgeous, Michelle, & the perfect card design to showcase it!

  3. Hey Michelle! I love your watercolor background. The blues are so pretty. I love the salt effect. I haven’t tried yet but I will the next time.

  4. This is such an awesome card, Michelle! I’ve never tried this technique, but now I will…choosing Tide Pool was such a great idea, because I think your pattern looks a lot like the bottom of the ocean…Very COOL!
    Thanks so much for filling in for Lisa…she will surely be missed!

  5. Great technique Michelle! Love this!

  6. Michelle, gotta try this now–this is a beauty!

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