Hi there, friends! I have a fast project to share today which uses a great technique with salt to create a card that can stand on its own with very little extra embellishment. It uses Core’dinations 110 lb cardstock + media to create dramatic backgrounds quickly and easily.
First step, stamp a lined image using watermark ink. Sprinkle with clear or white embossing powder, and tap off the excess.
TIP: If your image is detailed like this one, I recommend using a “fine” or “super fine” embossing powder.
To encourage blending of colors, I suggest as a preliminary step, wetting your surface with a light misting of water. Then spritz with your choice of mists. If you use primary colors, they will blend beautifully together to create secondary colors.
TIP: Use more intense hues where you want your heat embossed stamped images to really pop. You can see I used a bright red in the centers of these blossoms.
I love this technique and published a video tutorial on it awhile back. If you haven’t seen it yet, it is available on my youtube channel. Hope you enjoyed my tutorial today and that you’ll give salt a try during your next mixed media craft session. It’s so much fun.
Core’dinations – 110 lb Smooth Cardstock
Paper Source – Woodblock Stamp
Clearsnap – Watermark Ink
Ranger – Super Fine Embossing Powder, Distress Ink
Coarse Kosher Salt