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Old 07-30-2017, 05:42 PM   #1  
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Default TLC649 ~ Add a Pinch of Salt ~ {07/30/2017}

Hello and Welcome to another TLC Challenge.

The challenge I have for you this week is called

TLC649; Add a Pinch of Salt

There is a great video here in the Tutorials Sections about how to create a Salted Background

It is a fun technique to try out and to watch the salt lift the color leaving behind patterns in the ink.

For my card, I used my Distress inks applied direct to paper and a coarse sea salt.
You can also try using regular table salt for a more subtle effect.
Be sure and let the salt totally dry on your paper before removing it.

Helpful hint: It is easy to remove the salt using the flat end of an old credit card to scrap off the salt


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The card I created for the challenge is called
Jump for Joy

Looking forward to seeing all the lovely salted backgrounds.


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Thanks, Karen! I'll try leaving the salt to dry before I head out for work so I may not be back till tomorrow .
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A great watercolor technique that translates so well to water-soluble inks. Thanks, Karen.

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Thanks for the fun challenge, Karen! My card: Salty Dog
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I'm glad I happened to see your challenge late last night so I could salt a piece and let it dry overnight (it took almost 10 hours) I only had table salt so I used it pretty generously as the crystals are SO small but I'm quite happy with the results!

Here is:Salty Winter Sky by bubblestx4 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's my card.
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Here is mine

TLC649 Psalm 20:4 by BarbieP - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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A super fun challenge Karen! here's my card! which I also used for Kittie's DTGD challenge today! DTGD17Kittie747 Don't Grow Up Too Quickly by artystamper - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Another card for your fun challenge for today. Thanks, Karen.

FLAMINGO GET WELL
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Thanks for the fun challenge Karen. .I combined it with Marg's DTGD challenge....and here's what I came up with:

DTGD17margscardcrazyA Green Leaves by peeps321 - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I haven't made these salted backgrounds in years - thanks for the reminder, Karen!

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Here's one: DTGD17kittie747 take time
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and here's another: DTGD17CherylQuilts let it be
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Here's my card (a Christmas one as I find the salted background great for snowy cards!):

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I had a stinker of a headache yesterday and didn't get anything done after work -so here I am today with this. It was fun to make - thank you for the challenge, Karen.

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I may have added a bit more than a pinch of salt. I love this technique!

Salty Snowman Joy


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I love the salt technique. The effects are always different and unique.For the challenge I used the technique to make the background sky.


Here is my card - Garden Scene
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I finally got to post my Salt Background Get Well card tonight, Karen. Such a fun challenge. I want to make more to add to my stash

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