Sunday, August 13, 2017

If we could see the miracle.....

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!
While I was at it -  I made a second salt panel using SU re-inkers in Barely Banana, Cameo Coral and Lavender Lace - quite a different look with different colors!
 Here's my finished card.
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 too
Stamps:  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.


Mac Mable said...

Love the effect you've achieved with the salt technique. Gorgeous colours too and yes a really beautiful sentiment x

Christine Alexander said...

Love the simplicity of the stitched frame and white flower for your salted background. That's an awesome stamp set, the type set looks so vintage now.
I've just been looking at the Paper Artsy online store to set up my order, I'm off to the UK to visit family in a month and having all my UK stamps shipped to friends, Now this may be on my list :)

Loll said...

Love the look you've gotten with glossy card, reinkers and salt! Haven't tried that combo yet, but need to. Your backgrounds are really gorgeous, Julia. And I love the card with the peek-a-boo window and simple white flower. Perfect sentiment too. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous watercolour salted backgrounds, Julia. TFS all your backgrounds and your beautiful card. I love how different the backgrounds look using different color combos and glossy paper. Your CAS card design using your window die is so wonderful my friend. Your friends quote is perfect for your main image. Hugs

butterfly said...

What a beautiful card, Julia - the salty backgrounds are lovely (and so cool to have more still to use), and I love the simplicity of the wildflower across the framed colour. A gorgeous pairing of words and pictures - so lovely to see the quote in action.
Alison x

Bonnie said...

Fantastic backgrounds, Julia! I haven't tried this on glossy paper. Yet! Love how you've put it behind the peek-a-boo window and tucked that pretty die cut in!

Darnell said...

Gorgeous backgrounds, Sis! I can't wait to give this technique a go, especially after seeing your fabulous results! That peek-a-boo die is perfect for framing!! Hugs, Darnell

Susan said...

Your salted backgrounds turned out perfectly! And I love the way you framed it with the peek-a-boo die. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

Ros Crawford said...

Your backgrounds are amazing and your card is so beautiful and elegant! So glad you played along at CAS Watercolour this week!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

I really, really love the effect the sea salt had on your colors! Very nice! Thanks for the inspiration, Julia!

Karen D. said...

Love your results mf...
Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge.