Hello stamping friends! Today I have a fun and simple technique to share with you using watercolor and salt to make a pretty and unique background. Let’s get started!

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You’ll need some watercolors, a paint brush, clean water, salt and watercolor paper. You start by painting a background with colors of your choosing getting your watercolor paper fairly wet.

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While your paper isΒ  still wet you sprinkle on some salt. You can now either set it to the side to dry completely or speed up the process with a heat gun. Once your paper is dry gently rub off the salt. You will be left with a subtle stippling effect.

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Here is a look at the neat texture the salt creates. The salt absorbs the water and the pigment leaving behind this pretty texture and effect. Now you choose some stamps and create a card!

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For my card I chose to use the beautiful Seaside and Seaside Sentiments stamp sets. I stamped everything using Versafine Onyx Black ink. For my ground, lighthouse and light rays I used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits (OMS).

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I finished it with some machine stitching and the little banners cut from the large two ended banner from Fancy Labels 3.

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I hope you’ll give this technique a try if you haven’t! It’s simple but gives such pretty results that will be a little different each time. Thanks for joining me today!

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