I used a fun technique on a panel of my card today - using glossy card, water, re-inkers and SALT!
Here's a close up of the panel. I used coarse sea salt so the marks left from it are large - looks like funky water spots!
Oh, and Yes - I DID finally break down and buy this MFT Peek a Boo window die! (in both rectangle AND square!)
So, for the panel - I took a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of glossy card, spritzed it with water and dripped SU re-inkers in Caramel, Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue randomly on the panel. I tilted the panel around so the colors would move and blend - adding more water if needed, and then sprinkled coarse sea salt over the panel and set it aside to dry.
(you can help it along with a heat tool if you want but I think it might react better if left alone to dry!)
After it dried, I brushed off the salt and it was ready to go. I cut my panel into 4 smaller pieces so I can make 4 cards like this one from one salted panel!
I die cut the frame out of a panel of white card and stamped this great quote. It's from a brand new stamp set by PaperArtsy - Eclectia 3 - EABO1 Trees and Flowers. Alison Bomber is the designer. Alison and I are both Creative Guides on the A Vintage Journey Challenge Blog and I am so happy for her having her own stamps made! Her sets are kind of hard to find in the USA right now - PaperArtsy is based in England where Alison lives. But you can check with any US company that sells PaperArtsy and you may find them, so far she has two sentiment/quote sets available.
I'm linking my card to:
You'll find links to several YouTube videos on using salt there tooStamps: Eclectica 3 - Alison Bomber - EAB01 - PaperArtsy
Paper: White - PTI, Glossy Card - Ranger
Ink: Archival Jet Black, SU reinkers in Caramel, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue
Accessories: coarse sea salt, water mister, foam dots, Rectangle Peek a Boo Window Die - MFT, Wild Flowers Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix.