Back to Basics Challenge #20 Salt Technique

Back to Basics Challenge #20 Salt Technique

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This week at Back to Basics, we are working with the “salt” technique. I followed the video tutorial for my card (link). The video suggested we create a very wet watercolor panel and then sprinkle salt over the panel. Once dry, scrape the salt off the panel with the edge of credit card. My picture may not do the technique justice. The result has an interesting veining among the colors.

I should note that this is not the way I learned the salt technique. I was taught to add the salt to our clean water bowl, thoroughly wet a watercolor panel with the salted water, then use the salted water to drop color onto the panel. As you drip color on, rather than the colors blending, the colors become starbursts. A very cool effect.
I used the panel created to make a simple love card.

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp Heart of Roses, Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words, Mama Elephant All Prettied Up, Clean & Simple Favor Flags, Kurtake Gansai Tambi watercolors, sea salt, Versamark, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Stardream, rhinestones (stash)



  1. catherine johnson says:

    I have never tried the technique you mentioned so will add it to the list!
    Your card is beautiful and so elegant.
    Thanks for joining us at Back to Basics and Beyond challenge.
    Happy crafting !
    Catherine x DT

  2. Diane Hover says:

    Beautifully created and I will have to try the other technique you mentioned as I didn’t quite get the results with my DT card as I had hoped! Thank you for joining our challenge at Back To Basics and Beyond!
    Diane BBB DT

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