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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Technique: Epsom Salts + Ink + Water = Pretty Feathers and Leaves

"Wild At Heart"

New technique and beautiful Stamp of the Month, You Are Blessed

What can be better than that?

I absolutely love September's Constant Campaign, From The Heart, shown in my previous blog entry, and September's Stamp of the Month, You Are Blessed.
You know I am picky so this doesn't always happen in the same month.
To celebrate, I'm sharing a technique to feature colorful feathers and leaves on a
Scrapbook Page I created using the Stamp of the Month.
I used Watercolor Paper, my Stamp Pads (Lagoon, Raspberry, and Pansy), the Medium Round Watercolor Brush, and some Epsom Salts. You can also use Kosher salt.
Squeeze the lid of your ink pad into the pad so that when you open it you have a nice amount of ink on the inside of the lid. You will pick up this "Lid Ink" with your watercolor brush using the lid as a palette. Brush each of your watercolor paper feathers and leaves with the intensity you like keeping in mind they will lighten up as you add water and the salts. Once all of your pieces are painted, squeeze a nice amount of water on your items so that a bit of "pooling" occurs. Add your salt to these "pooled" areas and let them dry overnight. Brush the salt off once dry. The salt will have pick up some of the ink color creating a pretty speckled effect. Use this technique for smaller items like these or as a larger background to your page or card.
Featured CTMH Products Used: 
Ink Pads: Lagoon, Raspberry, Pansy, and Black Archival
Paper: White Daisy, Lagoon, Pansy, Black and Silver and Gold Paper Kit
Images: Cricut Artistry and Cricut You Are Here Collections
Stamp Set Featured: September 2017, Feel So Blessed*
*Stamp set available in September 2017 ONLY. $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 outright.
Get stamp set: HERE: You Are Blessed