Hi everyone, Heidi here, today I’m on the Lindy’s blog with a fun technique for which I’m using salt, to create visual textured papers. These I will use to create two cards with, but of course you can use them as well for your journalling and mixed media projects!
Let’s get started!
Tape some watercolor paper to a board, use smooth watercolor paper for the yellow/green combo and more textured watercolor paper for the blueish/teal combo. I first sprayed the entire panel with water. Then I added the colors with a brush and sprayed with water to make the colors run more when I felt that was needed.
Next, I added salt to the wet paper and let it dry. The salt needs time to soak up the liquids! That’s what creates the fun texture on the paper. I used coarse sea salt to get a more visible texture.
These are the colors that I used for the yellow/green paper: Lindy’s Green with Envy Green and Yellow Rose of Texas and Lindy’s Magical in Sassy Sapphire.
And these are the colors that I used for the blueish/teal combo: Lindy’s Sprays in Scintillating Silver and Tibetan Poppy Teal.
When dry the papers look like this.
Rub of the salt with your fingers or use an old credit card if you prefer. My wonderful textured papers look like this after the salt is removed! Mostly it’s visual texture but you can feel some of the residue from the salt on the paper as well. Notice that where you cluster the salt the texture is different from where the single grains landed. In the same way, I created some papers for which I used contrasting colors.
On the black textured watercolor paper, I used one of the new Lindy’s Gang Squirts in Hockey Puck Black (one of my favorite blacks of all time, and I don’t usually like black that much, but the combination with the shimmer in this back is just gorgeous).
On the silver smoother watercolor paper I used one of the new Magical Shakers called Stormy Silver.
Next, I die cut the elements for my cards deciding which element should be what color. I started with the background panels for my cards first (these are two sizes smaller than my card base). Then I die cut the sentiments, the dragonfly parts, and the leaves.
Now I can start putting my cards together:
- for the green card, I cut a piece of vellum in a size that I wanted. I also stamped the word birthday on some black card stock using Versamark ink and heat embossed with Lindy’s Purely White embossing powder. Then I cut around the word creating a small strip. I die cut a larger mat from some mat silver card stock and adhered both panels together using liquid glue. Then I adhered the leaves on top also using liquid glue.
- For the teal card, I adhered the dragonfly elements on top of each other using liquid glue. I cut the sentiment words from some watercolor paper and adhered the colored words a little offset on top also using liquid glue. I also die cut my mat and adhered the panels together using liquid glue and then adhered this combination to my crème colored linen textured card base using one-millimeter thick foam tape.
To finish my cards I did the following: for my green card, I wrapped the vellum piece around the combined panels, folded to the back and adhering there using regular tape. Then I adhered the sentiment elements on top using a see-through tape runner. Now I only have to adhere this combination to my crème colored linen textured card base using one-millimeter thick foam tape.
To finish the teal card I only had to adhere the sentiment elements, the leaves and the dragonfly on top of the card combination using liquid glue and one-millimeter thick foam tape.
Some detail pictures:
- Sprays in Green With Envy Green, Yellow Rose of Texas, Tibetan Poppy Teal and Scintillating Silver
- Magical in Sassy Sapphire
- Magical Shaker in Stormy Silver
- Squirt in Hockey Puck Black
- Embossing Powder in Purely White
- Watercolour paper, Sending die by Simon Says Stamp, Happy Birthday die by Elizabeth Craft, Birthday stamp by Winnie & Walter, Wishes die by Winnie & Walter, Leaves dies by My Favorite Things, Dragonfly die by Stampin’ Up.
And that’s it for today’s salt and Lindy’s project, I hope you enjoyed and I wish you a creative day!