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Sunday, August 6, 2017

SALTY BACKGROUND

The CAS watercolour challenge this month is to use salt on the card with watercolours.  Had seen the technique before but had never given it a try.  Since I had started making some Halloween cards decided to give it a go with a background and NBUS stamp.

 
I first stamped the woodland scene using my MISTI - had to give it multiple stampings since it was so difficult to get an even black on the watercolour paper - in the end I even filled in the bottom portion with a black brush marker to get it dark enough!  Waltercolored the background and added some Celtic sea salt - was hoping to get more definitive markings from the salt, but this was the best that I could get after leaving it to dry.  Added the little bats and the sentiment and done.
 
 
Am also entering this in LaVon's LOVE challenge where the theme this month is "critters".
 
Thanks for stopping by and am so appreciative your all your comments.
 
 

12 comments:

  1. Cool woodland scene, Betty - perfect for Halloween! Just love the colors in your salty water color background!!

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  2. Fabulous colours Betty and a great Halloween card! Have a great week! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  3. Pretty salted watercolour sky for your stamped scene, Betty. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs

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  4. Such a pretty scene, Betty--my kind of Halloween card! The salt added a neat effect--need to give it a try again!

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  5. fabulous Betty. Salt can be difficult to use... sometimes it works awesome, sometimes it doesn't. This looks great.

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  6. Super sky Betty and that salt added texture is awesome.

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  7. Ooh, I love this sky, Betty! Such awesome colors and perfect with the Halloween scene! Sometimes the salt takes too much and sometimes not enough. And sometimes, it's just right! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  8. awesome scene to use the salted background, Halloween will soon be upon us :). Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

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  9. Love the colours of your sky, Betty. Fantastic Halloween night scene. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

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  10. What a wonderful background! Super card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS Watercolour!

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  11. Gorgeous woodland scene, Betty! I had a hard time getting a decent effect with the salt, too...you did an amazing job with watercoloring this card...I love it!

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  12. Such a cool card .... and I love this technique for the background

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