I've tried using salt once before without any success, and tried it again for this challenge with a big, fat FAIL!!
I used some blues and purples from my Kuretake Gansai Tambi water colors and coarse sea salt, and nothing happened! At least nothing that resembled what the DT was showing on their cards! Grrrrr!! OK, guess it's time to watch the videos to see what I'm doing wrong!! After watching a few of them, I think I may not have used enough water, and also, I used the textured side of a piece of TH water color paper. For my next try, I used more water and a smooth heavyweight cardstock, and came up with this:
I used a combination of coarse sea salt and regular table salt and actually got some crystal like design on my cardstock this time...yeah!! The purple shows up a lot better IRL too, and I actually really like the way this card turned out! I cut my water colored piece in half (so I have enough for another card!) and also cut a die cut snowflake (Memory Box) in half, and used half on the water colored piece and the other half on the card base. I used a piece of craft foam under my water colored layer to pop it up for some dimension, and then finished with a embossed sentiment from Neat and Tangled's Bright Baubles and a few iridescent jewels from Lucy's Little Things. Once the water colored panel was done, the rest of the card came together really quickly!
I watercolored, die cut, stamped and embossed for this challenge.
LOTS of time to play along with this months challenge, and also lots of GEORGOUS inspiration from the DT to get you inspired, so check out the fun right HERE and play along!
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