I've done this technique before with table salt but this time I actually had Kosher salt and love the effect I got with that. What I didn't think through before I started was how I would use this . . . I wanted to get my piece started so it would dry while I has at the doctors. I just grabbed the 3 nearest reinkers, misted my glossy cardstock, applied the ink with an aqua pen, sprinkled on the Kosher salt misted one more time and headed out the door.
When I got back my piece was dry with interesting bubbles throughout the bg. That part was cool . . but the real conundrum was what to do with this unusual (especially the peony) background - trial & error lead me to this fantasy land . . .stamped the vines Then stenciled in the fairies & Mushrooms -if you look closely you can see some of the texture from the bg in the mushroom caps. Finished with some black Nuvo drops & crystal stickles.
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 GMT Views: 284
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Wed, Jul 22, 2020 @ 12:21 PM
So glad this led you to fantasy land. This is just awesome! I used Kosher salt, also, and thought it worked in a way that I liked it. I love your vivid colors and how the salt worked on your card. Fabulous and beautiful.
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Your background is perfect for a fairy world! Such brilliant colors. Your salt made wonderful patterns! I was like you in that I knew it would take drying time so while I was ZOOMing with friends on Friday night I made a bunch of backgrounds but really didn't have an idea in mind as to what I was going to do with them.
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Wed, Jul 22, 2020 @ 8:58 PM
Ending up in Fantasy land was just the right place to be. the colors look gorgeous with these fairies and mushrooms. Don't eat one though or you may be seeing those colors for a long time! Fun and Beautiful card!
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