8/20/2017

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge - so sorry

Earlier this month, I used coarse sea salt for a watercolor background, so today I sprinkled regular table salt instead, and made this card.



Well, actually, my first try with table salt was this:


I liked the darker background, but the paper was not wet enough for the salt to react much. The salt effect was a little too subtle ...


The salt effect below looks like tiny flower petals flying away in the sky. I really liked the result.



This is a sympathy card, and I didn't want it to be too flashy, so I layered white glimmer paper under half of the front panel, showing just a little.



I'm entering the card in the CAS Watercolour August Challenge.




Stamp: So Sorry (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Canson Watercolor Paper (140 lb), Whisper White, Glimmer Paper Dazzling Diamonds (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:
Gansai Tambi (Kuretake), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Die-namics Mod Rectangle STAX (Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (White - Hero Arts)


Thanks so much for your visit!

11 comments:

Bonnie said...

My first thought was WOW, this looks like dandelion fluff! Love this, Hideko! Thanks for sharing with us again at CAS Watercolour!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, Bonnie! I really enjoyed the salted background challenge this month. Thank you very much for hosting the challenge!

Susanne Vargas said...

Absolutely adore how your background came out! It looks spectacular! I made two and they both look much more wild and uncontrolled...

Loll said...

Great results with your salted, watercoloured background Hideko. Love the Ombre technique with the colours too. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thanks for your sweet comments, Susanne! Wild and uncontrolled effects look interesting too! :-)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments, Loll! I wondered how salt reacts with alcohol ink!? Maybe I should try it someday. :-)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous texture and interest with your ombre watercolour salted background, Hideko. I love your CAS design too. I think your 1st piece is very pretty also for a more subtle effect. The amount of ink or paint you add and water really makes a difference on the out come. TFS and joining us again on CAS Watercolour. Hugs...

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty, you can just see those salt crystals flying across the page. I love the simplicity of your card it really allows the salt background to be the focus. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comments, Nancy! You’re exactly right about the amount of paint and water. Trial and error makes learning a new technique fun (and sometimes frustrating)! ;-)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thanks, Christine! Ha ha ha, salt actually did fly across my kitchen counter when I made this. :-P

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Wow! Amazing watercolor background created with the help of salt. Thanks to its crystals, stunning stacks of color were created. Beautiful card !!
Hugs,
BozenA