Friday, February 17, 2017

Growing In Unity Day 5

And so we come to my last day posting as a GIU gal. I have another background for you today.


Gather all supplies. I decided to use summery colors and the fun Hello Summer Itty Bitty. You'll also need a water sprayer and some salt.


Spray colors throughout the card base.


I like layering a few colors, making sure not to let them muddy up.


Holding my base down, I added some water to make a nice watery pool. Keeping the center from pooching up keeps the colors from running tougher and off the paper.


Sprinkle with salt. The salt begins to soak up the extra fluid, so don't worry about having too much liquid when you add the water. Different kinds of salt give different looks. The chunkier the salt, the larger the spaces left in the ink. This needs to be air dried, no short cuts, to get the best look.


Once dried, brush away the salt, scrubbing a little with a paper towel, if needed.


Doesn't it give a great textured look? This technique also works well with watercolors.


I added my painted stamped image, a colored doily, my sentiment, and some jewels. Doesn't it just make you want to sit by the pool with a frosty drink?

Thanks for sharing in my week of tutorials, I hope you find them useful and can't wait to see how you use them. Don't forget to comment for your chance at one of the 2 grab bags of awesome Unity. See you next time!



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48 comments:

Beth F. said...

I have really enjoyed seeing all of the techniques you have used this week on your cards! This one is so bright and fun.

Vencine Martin said...

very festive card! makes me think of summer! nicely done!

Jan Vint said...

SOOO ready for summer! I love this card and the technique. Thanks for a great week!

Denise Hartley said...

I like this technique. The salt is a great touch. Now we just need a Margarita to go with your summery creation. Loved your work this week! Thanks for sharing.

Deena said...

Gorgeous card with a fabulous tutorial. Love it.

Tara Robinson said...

Beautiful

Cynthia said...

Thanks for sharing another great technique, Laura. Fun mixed media card!

Bon Bon Towne said...

Thanks for being a GIU. Your posts this week were awesome. I want to be like tou when i grow up.

chickapotamus said...

again, beautiful work! more techniques to try! :)

Shabby Chic Paper Crafts said...

Awesome job!

Becky Heidrich said...

Thanks for sharing this technique. Definitely going to try this.

Daisydo said...

I too, just want to be like you when I grow up!

Gretchen said...

Love the look of this! Haven't tried this one yet - think I will this weekend. :)

Naomi said...

Thank you for sharing!! That is a gorgeous card! I know it works well with watercolor but now I'm going to try it with sprays and distress inks.

Shannon Edwards said...

I've never seen the salt technique, but I love it!

kahaulani said...

Must try this!!! Keep it coming 😊

Colleen Quigley said...

Oh you got me with another one I need to try!i have to check a few I missed this week but you tips have been amazing

Denise S. said...

Super cool technique. I have worked with Epson salts, but not regular salt. And another stamp set to add to my wishlist, lol.

Erika Hayes said...

You are on a ROOOOLLLL girl love love love. The colors are fantastical! :)

stampologist said...

Love this! And I have those sprays! Yippee! Thanks for the idea!

Wendy said...

Another great post. I love this background effect and how simple it "seems" to be!!! I love your color combos too, citrus is my fav! & the perfect stamp to go with it <3 Great week! Thanks for all the how to posts <3

Debbie Standard said...

Such a super cool technique! Love it!

Gina Furman said...

Love this technique and tutorial! It makes an awesome looking background! Great card as well. Thanks for all of your amazing tutorials this week. I really learned a lot. Hoping to try some of them out soon.

Robyn Jordan said...

Another easy technique I will be trying!
What a great week you have given us all!
Watching these makes me want to do more with my cards...I do tend to make cards that only vary a little bit.
Thanks for sharing :)

Tanya K said...

I can't wait to try this one with my girls. It's great. Thanks for all of the wonderful tips.

Tanya K said...

I can't wait to try this one with my girls. It's great. Thanks for all of the wonderful tips.

Kimber Lamm said...

Makes me thirsty.

Robin61 said...

Love your background!Great job!

Victoria Wright said...

What a great week of neat ideas. Thanks

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love this technique, always so fun. And you never know exactly what you'll get once it has dried. Beautiful card! Love the cute image.

Sher said...

Another technique I want to try. I never would have thought of using salt to create. Thank you so much for a wonderful week sharing your techniques with us! Beautiful card!

D Hill said...

I have not seen this technique before, thanks for sharing! Cute!

Wilma said...

another great example of a technique I need to try...been a great week...thanks for sharing

ionabunny said...

OOh yummy background and I love the row of cocktails. Hugz

Kathryn said...

Clever use of salt. I just got those sprays last month (I know, they've been out for years) so now I have something new to try! Thanks!

ccheney said...

Another great technique to try! I will miss all the new ideas!

Helen Mazengarb said...

A lovely bright card, thanks for a great inspiring week.

Beckiejo said...

Love it! I can't wait to try this technique. Thanks so much for sharing

Lisa Burke said...

You have been awesome all week...never heard of the salt technique...love your colors and stamp choice!! Makes me long for those lazy crazy hazy days of summer!

Veronica said...

Salt? Seriously? Never would've thunk!! Brilliant idea and technique.
Soooo enjoyed learning new techniques and remembering ones I forgot. Great Job!

Tammy V said...

I forgot about this technique! Thanks for the reminder! Great job this week, it was fun!

Tammy V said...

I forgot about this technique! Thanks for the reminder! Great job this week, it was fun!

Karen Kondrick said...

I have used salt before but forgot about it. I love the card.

Lisa :) said...

I've done this with watercolors but never thought about it with Dylusions thanks for the idea!!

Meg Crawford said...

Nice technique with the salt. I will definitely have to try that!

Jules46 said...

I've never tried the salt- but I will now! Thanks! Very cool!

Cindy Moser said...

Love the technique! Thanks for a great week!

stamping sue said...

the salt technique is a good one. lovely card
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