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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Secret Painting Ingredient

The weather this afternoon here was absolutely lovely, perfect for going out in the garden and painting some journal page backgrounds.

I started off trying some watercolour with salt experiments.  I had three different types of salt and discovered that the 'Saxa Coarse Sea Salt' gave me the best results (below right, purple).  The other two I tried didn't give me a very satisfactory pattern so I started to paint random colours over them.  Then I thought, what else could I try that might react with the watercolour paint?

Into the laundry cupboard I went and found this:
...which, to my delight, gave a great resist effect, together with a very ponky flowery smell!

Incidently, I love this Pelikan paint palette, the colours go on bright and stay bright, even when they've dried:

You just can't beat crafting outside on a lovely sunshiny day! ☺

Thanks for looking and for any comments,
Nicky

3 comments:

Carmen said...

My zombie book recommends window cleaner with acrylic backgrounds. I haven't tried it yet but I must!

Cool backgrounds :) I have some rock salt somewhere...

Happy Days said...

Oh fab backgrounds - I keep meaning to try to salt with ink sprays, just might be motivated enough to try it now! x

K said...

I never thought of trying DIFFERENT types of salt! Fab experiment hun
xx

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