Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Salt technique at Back to Basics

This fortnight at Back to Basics we would like you to use the salt technique. This involves sprinkling salt onto a wet watercolour background so the salt soaks up some of the colour to leave interesting patterns - there is a You Tube video here that might make it clearer if it is unfamiliar to you.

Here is the background I made


I was quite pleased with it for a first attempt, but I'm afraid it was downhill all the way from there! However hard I brushed and even sanded, I couldn't get rid of the very finest salt grains, and that meant when I tried to stamp on it, the image came out very - well - grainy!

So I stamped the image again, this time onto plain card. and used my salt background to make a large background for the smaller topper.


I stuck the topper on to cover the area where I had attempted to stamp the image.

Well, I've been brave enough to share my attempt and what went wrong, so now you have absolutely NO excuse not to give it a go and head over to Back to Basics and share the results with us!

6 comments:

  1. Fab card Jane, love the background colour with your stamped image

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  2. Funny how an error can turn into something so GOOD, isn't it? You card is beautiful and I love the layering, was meant to be!! I couldn't get my salts to do much I am afraid, I think I need to practice with this technique!!

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  3. Your finished card looks great, Jane. I must admit that I bought several different types of salt some time ago to try this technique, but the salt containers are still unopened! Thanks for the inspiration. xx

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  4. Well your finished card looks fab despite the frustration. I managed to get my salt to brush off... but had used quite a larger grind of rock salt so maybe that's why?
    C xxx

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  5. Oh Jane, this card is beautiful. Lucille :)

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