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.
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!