Timeless Texture Salted Watercolor Card

Each month I have a technique class, where we explore the various things that can be done with ink and paper to produce a beautiful card.  This month we played with ink refills and Sea Salts to create a background that only needed a little stamping and a bow and the card was done.

Card base:  11 x 4 1/4 Crumb Cake Card ~ scored @ 5 1/2

Layer 1:  5 1/4 x 4 Berry Burst Card

Layer 2:  5 x 3 3/4 Watercolor Card

Ink Colors:  Crumb Cake and Berry Burst

This card uses the Salted Watercolor technique ~ basically you swamp the watercolor paper with water and then carefully add a little ink – in this case I used Berry Burst and a little Crumb Cake, then you sprinkle rock salt/kosher salt (either will do as long as it has large crystals) then just let it dry.  The salt sucks up some of the inky water and produces those little dark blobs.

Once the card is dry just brush off the salt crystals and continue to decorate. You need to make sure the card is thoroughly dry before stamping though as it will allow any additional ink to ‘bleed’ into the water color paper.

I wanted this card to be vintage style so used the Timeless Wonder stamp set and sponged all the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  The Crinkled Seam Binding is perfect for the vintage look and the little corrugated labels with linen thread added a little more ‘vintage’ to the finished card.

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