Good morning! How are you today? I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I sure did! Kicked off the weekend Friday night with my Balloon Celebration class (more on that in a post later this week) and on Sunday had a workshop featuring new techniques. Today’s card is one of the cards we made at Sunday’s workshop.
The background for this is the Salted Background technique. A little hard to see in the picture, but here is how it works:
- Spritz your card stock (for this we used Watercolor Paper) with water.
- Starting at the bottom, apply Island Indigo ink with an aquapainter on the bottom 1/3 of the card stock (I just placed a few drops from the re-inker on the inside lid of the pad and picked it up from that.)
- Apply Bermuda Bay ink in the middle
- Apply Pool Party ink on the top.
- Sprinkle with coarse salt
- Spritz water over salt if it doesn’t appear to be absorbed by the ink
- Let dry, brush off the salt, then stamp your main image (here is the Jelly Fish from the set From Land To Sea)
As you apply the colors, they will run together. The salt then pulls some of the color out leaving little “bubbles” behind in the ink.
You might get a bit inky, and I recommend placing a paper towel under your cardstock to help absorb some of the water and ink as it runs around and off the card stock. You can also speed up the drying time using a heat gun if you’d like.
The guests really enjoyed this technique and each background was different – the fun of this technique! The guests also enjoyed earning a FREE Sale-A-Bration product with each $50 purchase they made. There are still 17 days left of Sale-A-Bration – so if you haven’t gotten your FREE items yet – you still have time to place your order!
Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this technique!