Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Another Experiment...Using Salt!

The CAS Watercolour challenge asked participants to use salt with watercolor paints and enjoy the variety of results. So I tried it and love the amazing texture, "splotchiness" and color washes I got!
It is so pretty that I didn't want to cover it up very much. I need men's cards right now so kept this one very simple.


I used regular (kids') watercolor paints and added sea salt, both a coarse and a fine type. I like how they both reacted. The stamp is from Graywolfgraphicsrubberstamps.com called "Big Sable Point Lighthouse" (near Ludington, MI).The ink is "Black Licorice" from FSJ; a little Stickles "Star Dust" to finish it off. Oh, the "Hello" die is Hero Arts.
Challenges I'm entering this one in:
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.com - #194 Under Sea or At Beach

12 comments:

June Fletcher said...

This is a great card Sandie, I love the 'salt method', very affective

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers

June/DT

Christine Alexander said...

Great effect with the salt, I love it as a background to your lighthouse. It really looks like crashing waves :) Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour

nancy littrell said...

Your watercoloured salt background turned out beautifully, Sandie. Love your stamped lighthouse and sentiment. Wonderful guy card. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

Loll said...

Great job with the salted watercolour background, Sandie! Great masculine card. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely perfect! I've been wanting to try the salted watercolor technique, but haven't yet! I love how it turned out on your card. Great idea to keep it CAS and add a lighthouse. So happy you linked this lovely card up to Cropstop!

crafty said...

Love the background. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
Mary

Bonnie said...

This is a perfect stamp for your gorgeous salt background, Sandie! A perfect guy card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Marina said...

It sounds like you had fun with this technique and the results are stunning and perfect for your nautical scene. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

Ros Crawford said...

You used the perfect stamp for you wonderful BG! This is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS Watercolours challenge!

Ginny Maxam said...

wonderful technique! Love your Art Work, Thank you for taking the time to join in the challenge at Word Art Wednesday ! Ginny M DT

misty delgado said...

What a great idea. I've never thought of trying salt on a card. Inspiration overload! :) Thank you for sharing your idea with us at Word Art Wednesday.
blessings,
Misty D.
WAW DT

chanya13 said...

Such a cute image. Pretty card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Good luck!!! Hugs Agnieszka chanya13