Thursday, April 17, 2008

A little salt...

The silhouette flowers from Starving Artistamps really lend themselves well to multicolored backgrounds.  Last night I tried the Salted Background.  I have never done it--don't know why because it is sooooooooo easy, and really doesn't take special equipment.  Just some ink, a spritz of water and some salt (yes just plain ole salt).

I have found that darker or intense colors are WONDERFUL for this because they make more colors when they spread.  I used Stampin' Up! Classic Inks: Old Olive, Taken with Teal and Cool Caribbean.  I love the yellow that came out when the salt spread the ink!Authentic Grace

I did let it dry overnight, and I brushed the salt off  to stamp.  (I think a heat tool would be just fine to use, too)

Materials Used:

  • Stamps: Plaque set, Silhouette Queen Anne's Lace, small sprigs, Grace Girls;
  • Paper: Light turquoise textured and embossed card (DCWV); Old Olive and Taken with Teal (SU!); White (GP)
  • Ink: Taken with Teal, Old Olive & Cool Caribbean dye ink (SU!); Taken with Teal pigment ink; Versa;
  • Accessories: Black EP, Corsage pin and beads, ribbon, foam tape;

Thanks for stopping by--I hope you try this easy technique, too!

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JAR said...

Oh my - this is so gorgeous!!! Your background is beautiful and the stamps are so awesome!!

Tammy said...

Juliana, this is GORGEOUS! Love the colors! I'll have to give that technique a try sometime if it's that easy!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Jules! I might have to try this! Love your card. Stacy

Dee aka stampincuzILuv2 said...

This is gorgeous!! I've never tried this technique but you have inspired me to try! I love the colors, just beautiful!

Jane said...

This is gorgeous! I may have to go check out that technique. Love the colors you chose.