by Beth Warner
Raid your kitchen cupboard to create this unique background.
- Glossy Cardstock
- Dye Ink pads and/or Re-Inkers
- Aqua Painter™ or wet watercolor brush
- Spray bottle filled with water
- Salt (coarse or kosher salt works best, but regular table salt will do just fine)
- Heat tool (optional)
Press the lid of your dye ink into the pad OR squirt a few drops of re-inker into the lids of your stamp pads.
Spritz the glossy cardstock with water using your spray bottle.
Using the Aqua Painter™, pick up some color and smear it on the cardstock. Repeat with other colors. You can do squiggles, lines, swirls, or spots of color.
Sprinkle the cardstock with salt, then spritz again with water. The colors will blend a little more now.
Allow your background to set up, either by air drying or by using a heat tool.
Next, use your fingers or a paper towel to brush off the salt crystals. A slight haze of salty water will still remain on the cardstock, which you can now use as a fun background!
Finish your card.