Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Salted Snow

Have you tried making a salted watercolour card yet for the CAS Watercolour Challenge?


I love using salt for snowy or wintery backgrounds.  Here's a card using blue watercolour paints and Kosher salt as a background for some shimmery snowflakes:


I did quite a wet watercolour wash with a couple of shades of blue watercolour paint and while still wet, sprinkled it with salt (I found kosher salt worked best for me - not too fine and not too coarse). I let it air dry overnight, then brushed off the salt.

I die cut three snowflakes and my sentiment out of silver glitter cs, and bordered the panel with the same. I popped it up on fun foam.

Then I spent more time trying to get a good photograph of it than I spent making the card! It was so hard to capture the sparkle and the dimension of the die cuts! This was the best I could get.

It's also for fellow CAS Watercolour Design Team member, Karen Dunbrook's SCS Technique Lover's Challenge "Add a Pinch of Salt".





Supplies:
Paper - silver glitter and white cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, salt, Penny Black Let It Snow die, Impression Obsession snowflake dies, fun foam



5 comments:

  1. So pretty. Love your watercoloured background with the salt, Susan. And your snowflakes and border are so pretty cut with glittery paper. I totally understand about photographing things with glitter ... it's hard! But this photo is AWESOME and shows all the sparkle. xx

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  2. Ooh, how pretty, Susan! The glittery silver is so pretty against it! It is really hard to get good photos of glitter! I think you did a great job!

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  3. Your watercolour salted background looks just like snow, Susan. So perfect for your glittery paper die cuts. TFS my friend Hugs..

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  4. great effect with the salt, the blue and silver look so Christmasy :)

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  5. Love blue and silver Christmas cards! And your salted blue watercolour wash background is beautiful, Susan. The perfect backdrop for your glittery snowflakes.

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