Saturday, August 12, 2017

Salt Water Continued

Hi.

I've had so much fun using salt with my watercolors.

I've gotten so many different looks.


This time I  dripped salt water on my wet watercolor wash.

I used plain table salt to mix.

Kind of backwards of what I did on the cards in this post.

I used the right side of this piece this time.


Then I drew some lines on some of the places where the salt had removed the color.

I've learned that the trick is to not think about what the pen is doing.
Just relax and go with the flow.


I stamped in some of the spots too.

Here's what that looks like on a card.




If you like watercolor, try sprinkling some salt on it, or mixing salt in water
and using it as a wash or on wet watercolor.

So much fun!

Challenge is open until the 24th

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Choose Joy (PTI)
Ink:   Versafine Onyx Black, Delightful Dijon & Soft Suede for center (SU)
Paper:   Neena, Watercolor (Canson CP)
Other:  Gansai Tambi Watercolor (#34 Dk. Pink, #40 yellow), Micron 005 pen, Table Salt, Stitched Squares Dies (LI)

Card Recicpe (cards 2 & 3)
Stamps: Dee's Blooming Buds (Stamplorations)
Ink: Basic Gray, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzaz, Delightful Dijon Marker (all SU)
Other:  X stitch Borders dies (GM), Black Crystals


29 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

You are coming up with some stunning designs with your watercolour and salt Bonnie my friend! These are truly stunning and the colours are so pretty! Have a wonderful weekend Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Karen D. said...

looks amazing and I just love your results Bonnie...
xx Karen

Brenda in IN said...

These cards you've made with salt are just gorgeous. This is on my agenda to do this week. I love the results you have.

Betty Keefe said...

you certainly are having fun and wonderful results with the salt - beautiful cards, Bonnie!!

Mac Mable said...

Glorious effect and so very unique. So pretty and love the line drawing. I enjoyed watching the video yesterday and will be giving this one a go! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration x

Marcia HIll said...

OK, I am definitely going to work on the salt technique's some more...these cards are absolutely STUNNING Bonnie! I am totally in love with the soft look and color of these cards...SOOOO pretty! Well done my friend, well done!! :0)

Craftychris said...

Wow! Awesome cards and what a wonderful technique! xxx

Christine Alexander said...

These are spectacular, certainly a different take on the salt technique almost a bleach technique, have to try this :) Love your freehand and stamped flowers. Awesome cards

Linda said...

So pretty, Bonnie. I tried this technique but didn't get the best results. Maybe, I will try to make a card with it.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

More gorgeous salty flowers, Bonnie! Love the frames too!!

Liz said...

Oh WOW, these cards are stunning, Bonnie! Very clever designs. xx

Loll said...

WOW ... another bunch of beautiful salt cards. You have really embraced this technique, Bonnie. I'm learning so much from you. Need to try out the salt in water versions. These are all so beautiful. Absolutely love that you have started doodling your own flowers. You are so talented, my friend! xx

Maxine D said...

WOW Bonnie these are wonderful. Love the way you have stamped the flowers in red on the pale pink background Stunning
Blessings
Maxine

jimlynn said...

SO beautiful! They look like paintings. Stunning cards.
Lynn

Sandy said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! And triple wow!!
Sandy xx

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous salt water watercolor wash technique, Bonnie. I love your doodling and your stamping with open flower image techniques too. Your cards so artsy and unique my friend. TFS Hugs...

Susan said...

Love your ability to not think about what the pen is doing, and just relax and go with the flow. Not sure I'd ever be able to do that! You ended up with beautiful cards - such an artsy look!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Oh, Bonnie !! This is a very beautiful card. Very artistic. Salt has beautifully led your watercolor! A few days ago I had a similar idea, but I do not have much time lately to realize my ideas. Your hand-drawn flowers look like a professional designer! Thank you that I could fill my eyes with the beauty of these cards! I love them, they are amazing and unique!
Hugs,
BożenA

aussie aNNie said...

AWESOME Bonnie, just love this and the colours, great result, ok I am off to try another one with table salt...watch me mess that one up too.xx
[aNNie]

Ros Crawford said...

My goodness these are just stunning! I love the drawing you did and they are so perfect!

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous cards. You do wonders with your watercolor and now adding salt to the mix - so pretty and creative. TFS

Sue said...

Two gorgeous cards, Bonnie! I love seeing what you have created with watercolour and salt. x

Nancy Stislow said...

WOW! These blew my socks off! This is that dreamy effect we all hope to achieve sometime! Incredibly beautiful, Bonnie! Loved seeing these!

JosieD said...

Major WOW for this look and technique. So soft, artistic and interesting. Plus as you said, a "go with the flow" approach....much like life (smiles).

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful techniques with the salt and drawings Bonnie - so artistic and creative with beautiful results! Julia xx

alexandra s.m. said...

Your cards are so artistic and inspiring Bonnie!
Thanks ;-)

MaryH said...

Oh I AM liking your salty pieces. Makes me want to try the salt techniques again.I particularly love the one where you've added some stamping, but all of these are just wonderful. I think the pink is so soothing in the shades you've created too.

Birgit said...

Bonnie, these are absolutely gorgeous! I have yet to try the salt technique and so want to. I've been seeing it a lot lately and love what I see. These are all so inspirational.

Bobby said...

I wish I'd had time to play with the salt technique, Bonnie. Your card is fantastic.