Salted Watercolor

So last week I created a watercolor + embossing card and ended up with a lot of ink left over on my craft sheet. I sopped up the ink with some watercolor paper and salted it (tutorial). This is how they turned out:

by Karen @ Carefree Creations - Salted Watercolor Backgrounds

The brown spots are where the salt pushed the ink away and, I guess, also reacted with the ink. I love the resulting veining! These papers remind me of landsat photos of the earth.

I loved the results so much that I wanted to make sure the papers were not covered much. Both cards are the exact same, so I’m just showcasing one.

by Karen @ Carefree Creations - Salted Watercolor Birthday

Design Point: My original plan was to use hemp twine/jute (more masculine in my opinion – and it did match those little salt dots in the background) but it really did not look right and as soon as I switched it out for white – the card popped.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Happy Birthday
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Ad Sense (“happy”);
Ink/Card Stock: White, Lemon Tart, True Black, Enchanted Evening, New Leaf;
Other: Tiny Tag die, Wonderful Words: Birthday day; twine (SU);