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Old 02-01-2011, 09:23 AM
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Default Salt Background Techniques

For this cool background technique, all you will need is: salt, cardstock, ink source and water.

Try different types of:

salt: table salt, sea salt, Epsom salt, Kosher, canning or de-icing salt.

ink source: reinkers, Mists and Sprays, dye or Distress Inks, watercolors etc.

cardstock: try glossy cardstock, watercolor paper; or experiment and show us what you come up with!

Tip: You don't want to use too much salt. Just a sprinkle. The salt will absorb ink and change color.

Top sample: I put the glossy cardstock under the faucet and let the water completely cover the cardstock, then spritzed with Mists, next sprinkled on Epsom Salts, and let dry. When finished, just brush off the salt. It still looks wet, but it is completely dry.

Bottom sample: I soaked watercolor paper, then dripped on reinkers and sprinkled sea salt on the wet paper.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:24 AM
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Salt 2 Background

Stamp glossy cardstock before you add the ink, water and salt.
Below I stamped the ATC-sized cat from OnyxXpressions with archival ink, smeared Wild Honey and Barn Red Distress inks on the stamped glossy cardstock, spritzed with water and shook on table salt.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:27 AM
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Salt 3 Background - Add salt to embossing powder for a cool effect.

For this unusual variation of the Salt Technique, stamp your image with pigment ink, then emboss. While embossing powder is hot, pour on salt.

Below: image is stamped with black pigment ink and clear embossing powder. Reheat embossing powder and quickly pour on salt (Epsom salt used here).
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:47 PM
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Here is an ATC that features the Salt Background Technique. I stamped the image after creating the background. The stamp is from OnyxXpressions and one flower is colored with an Inkssentials white opaque pen.

Please show us your Salt Background cards and ATCs, and share any tips you've learned along the way.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:15 AM
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Beautiful ATC Deb !

I smiled when I saw this thread, I had actually played around with this technique a few weeks ago, I had received the Stamp it ! techniques issue of the magazine & it had a few cards created with the salt background in it. After seeing them I knew I wanted to try it.. I have not turned the BG's into "anything" yet, hopefully soon. You are so right about using less salt, the first one I did, I used way to much and most of the colors got washed out. The one's with larger spec's are from using rock salt, the smaller specs I used Kosher salt crystals.
Thanks for keeping these great techniques coming !
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:36 AM
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These are great, Wolf!!!! I love that you added your art.

Since we all want to learn as much as we can -- how did you add your color? Are they all on glossy cardstock?
Also, I see evidence of the Plastic Wrap Technique in the first example. If that is correct, what did you do to continue with this technique? Did you have to add more ink?
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I see a photo is now connected with Ms Deb's posting profile..... too bad we can't see a larger version somewhere!!!!

I love to put a face with a name.

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You can also use this technique with alcohol inks. Lay down your AI on glossy, while still damp with the blending solution, sprinkle salt (size is optional) over & let dry, brush off the salt.
If you ever try this on black glossy, be prepared for a black mess but I like using black glossy, silver Krylon pen & salt to make a lovely night sky. The black glossy will melt something awful so use an old felt pad, & cover your work surface well. I also wear a black T or an old work shirt & gloves. It splatters something awful but the results are worth it.
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THanks for sharing this variation -- it sounds fabulous! Do you have any samples?

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You can also use this technique with alcohol inks. Lay down your AI on glossy, while still damp with the blending solution, sprinkle salt (size is optional) over & let dry, brush off the salt.
If you ever try this on black glossy, be prepared for a black mess but I like using black glossy, silver Krylon pen & salt to make a lovely night sky. The black glossy will melt something awful so use an old felt pad, & cover your work surface well. I also wear a black T or an old work shirt & gloves. It splatters something awful but the results are worth it.
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