Welcome back, stampers. Today’s video shares a technique that has been around for a long time, but is such fun to do – - adding salt to watercolor.
Lately I have been having fun revisiting “older” techniques. This watercolor and salt technique is a great example that and one that gives fun and unexpected results. I actually find techniques like this very inspiring.
After applying blue and purple Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor to watercolor paper, I sprinkled on various types of salts that I coated in Perfect Pearls. The salt absorbs that water… drying with unique effects. And that added Perfect Pearl gives lovely shine.
After rubbing away the salt once it was dry, I white heat embossed the sweet Wplus9 Wishing You sentiment. I also stamped and cut out the adorable bunny, clouds and moon… and added fast coloring with Distress Inks, an Ink Blending Tool and a Fantastix. To “match” the sentiment, I added a silver string between the bunny and moon. Finally – tiny little star sequins from The Ton Stamps added just the right amount of shine.
Look closely – that background is both die cut and embossed with the Wplus9 Starry Night Background Die.
I really encourage you to try out this watercolor and salt technique. There are a billion different ways to get unique results… just vary the type of salts used, the amount of water used with the watercolor, etc. It is fun!
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with asterisks. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), etc.