Wednesday, August 2, 2017

CAS Watercolour August Salt Techniques

Another creative CAS Watercolour Challenge: Salt Techniques!


This was my 1st Salt Background Technique that I tried and I Loved the Results!


My 1st step was to look at a youtube video that was provided by our host Bonnie (Stamping with Klass).  I watched Using Salt by Tom Fleming (5:00).

Then I used Strathmore Cold Press 140# paper and generously wet with a flat paint brush.  Next I used my Gamsai Tambi solid Watercolour Paints for my Watercolour Wash.  I dabbed just a little with a paper towel.  Still pretty wet,  but without puddles. 

The fun part next...sprinkled with sea salt and table salt.  Then the magic began as the salt bleached some of the watercolour wash.

I let dry and then die cut the outside of wash and added a few splatters with left over paint.  Die Cut the center of wash and then searched for the perfect die cut in my stash from my girlfriend Susan (Cardmaker's Garret). I used this beautiful Memory Box "Honey Blossom" Die that is now on my wishlist.

I attached with glue and added Wink of Stella Glitter.  So pretty IRL!   Stamped my sentiment and popped up my main image using fun foam.  I love the colors and textures created by the salt background.   

Be sure and check out our CAS Watercolour Challenge for the samples and different techniques using salt from our very talented DT and our Amazing Guest Designer Ros (Mikey's Mom).   Hugs..

Supplies: 
Stamps: SU You're A Gem (ret)
Paper: Strathmore 140# Cold Press Watercolour Paper
Inks: Kuretake Gamsai Tambi Watercolour Paints and Archival Black ink.
Accessories: Memory Box "honey Blossom " and "Stitched Rectangles" Dies. SU Fine Tip Glue Pen, fun foam ($ store), flat paint brush, water, paper towels, couse sea salt and table salt.
















20 comments:

Hannelie said...

Gorgeous Nancy! I haven't tried this before... maybe now is the time!

Mac Mable said...

Same here...never tried it before either. Great effect and such a pretty card. Thank you for the inspiration x

Susan said...

Love that you used one of my die cuts!! And also love the colours and the way you die cut the inner panel and inlaid it to add extra interest.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautifully designed card. So clever you used double rectangular dies. It splits the background well into two areas. Great design
Hugs,
BożenA

Bonnie said...

A beautiful example of this technique, my friend! Love the combination of sea salt and table salt and the double stitched squares! A perfect die cut to finish it off! Gorgeous!

nancy littrell said...

Thank you Bonnie for your comment and for hosting such a fun challenge. Hugs.

Christine Alexander said...

Nancy, you created an amazing crystal effect in the watercolour with your salt. Your stitched frame is a great way to bring the eye to those wonderful colours, and finished perfectly with the white flower.

Ros Crawford said...

It's beautiful and I love the whole card! Thanks so much for having me with you this month!

Linda said...

This is beautiful Nancy, I love the effect on the background (I must give this technique a go) it's the perfect backdrop for those pretty flowers xx

Karen D. said...

so pretty and very elegant Nancy..lovely results.
xx Karen

Loll said...

LOVE the beautiful salted background Nancy. The colours are so pretty and look amazing with the die-cut flower sprig. Great job with the salt technique! xx

Trina P. said...

Sweet card, Nancy! ..or should I say "salty" card! 😂 Love the colours and I agree that honey blossom die is perfect. Love it, my friend!
And thank you for both of your lovely comments about my GD at TO. You are so sweet. 😘

sandie said...

I love this look and it works so well with the white die and thanks again for leaving us as lovely comment on Time Out, it is so nice to get comments on our blog, we appreciate it so much and I agree Trinia is a star!

nancy littrell said...

Your very welcome my friend. I just love your CAS style. Thank you for your salty comment too:-) Hugs

Papercraft Boutique said...

Love the two kinds of crystal effects and pretty colors, Nancy! Design wise - watercolors going over the frame is so creative and cool! Hideko

wienerhoneymooners said...

Nancy, your card inspired me to want to make another one with dies too.. it's so lovely!! Your entire team is so wonderful for coming by, I appreciate it so much!!!

nancy littrell said...

Your very welcome. We appreciate your comments and entering our challenge too:-) Hugs

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, I didn't realize I was so far behind in my visiting. You've been very busy! Sometimes we get to do a lot and sometimes we just can't get to it at all. I love the watercolor with your framing and die. Pretty card, Nancy!

Julia Aston said...

such beautiful CAS layering on this Nancy - Your colorful background shows off your stem so nicely!

Pat said...

A very pretty pattern left by the salt Nancy and love the colours over that embossed frame, and the white flowers are beautiful. x