Thursday, January 31, 2019

Watercolor Salt Background

So... Betsy Veldman posted the coolest tutorial for creating watercolor salt backgrounds, and I just had to try it out! I went with a sea themed card for mine -- you can view the tutorial and Betsy's gorgeous cards by clicking here.

Supplies and tools:
  • Canson Watercolor Paper
  • Sonnet Watercolor Paints
  • Salt
  • Food Coloring
  • Circle - Large Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • 3D Lumber Embossing folder (Sizzix - Tim Holtz)
  • Distress Oxide (Ranger) in these colors:
    • Worn Lipstick, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves
  • Seaside Stamp Set (Reverse Confetti) 
  • Cottage Cutz Dies
    • Anchor
    • Paddles and Rope Ladder

This post linked to:
Betsy Veldman Watercolor Salt Background
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Winter blues (include blue)
Krafty Chicks - Crazy Egg-Anything Goes
Paper Craft Crew - Tic Tac To (Something New [new technique], No Hearts, Texture)


Betsy V said...

Esther! Using this for an underwater scene was genius! Now I want to go try that too. :-) Thanks so much for playing along!

JanR said...

Great card! I love the colour you picked for the whale. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Conniecrafter said...

that technique was perfect for an underwater scene, never heard of using colored salt before, very cool!

Marge said...

Your media works are always so fun and fabulous, Esther! I love various sea creatures on this card and framed design with anchor on it. Awesome design!

Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


Leanne said...

This is great, love the colors, and the dies. Thanks for sharing with us at Krafty Chicks.

Leanne DT/KC

Anonymous said...

Whale, what a cute card! (sorry - I just had to!) Terrific background; it adds such fun & texture. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew challenge this week.

Unknown said...

That salt background technique is on my list of things to do! Thank you for sharing it and thank you for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week.