Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Watercolor Salt Technique!


Hi Stamping Friends,

I did the watercolor salt technique for my club this month and my Watercolor Wonder stamp set of the month. I try to make a video for stamp set of the month explaining the technique.
The video turned out to be to a little too sunny but I hope you'll be able to get an idea of how to try the technique. It's easy, fun, and you get a surprise with the color variations at the end.

I would use more salt than less on this technique.


Stamps: Happy Watercolor & Says it All
                                           
Accessories: Etcetera Designer Series Paper, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, In- Color Boutique Details



Here's the instructions for the card.



1.     Cut a 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” card base from Whisper White card stock and score at 4-1/4" to create a card base.
2.     Place the 5-1/2” side along the top of the paper cutter. Make a center panel by cutting the card stock at 1-1/2” mark on each side down to the score line. Glue down the side panels.  Score the centre panel at 2-1/4”.
3.     Adhere the 1-1/4” x 4” Designer Series Paper to the card.
4.     Wet a piece of 2” x 3” Watercolor paper with an Aqua Painter. Drop 4 drops of Calypso Coral re-inker on the paper and blend with the Aqua Painter. Drop sea salt on the paper and let dry. About 1 hour.
5.     Once dry, brush off the salt with a tissue.
6.     Stamp the flower image on the water color paper with Black Stazon ink. Add some white dots to the center of the flower with a Chalk marker.
7.     Punch Calypso Coral  1” x 2” card stock with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch and attach behind the water color paper.
8.     Stamp the greeting on Crisp Cantaloupe 4” x 2-1/4” card stock.  Attach the watercolor paper to the Crisp Cantaloupe card stock.
9.     Attach to the bottom of the Whisper White center panel.
10. Wrap Baker’s Twine around the flower image.
11. Add an In-color Boutique Detail button to the card.



I hope you enjoy the video.



Happy Stamping,
Karina



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