Here's to a Better Start/Salt and Pepper Technique
Use water color paper(3 3/4" x 9 1/4") and add water heavily to both sides of paper with brush. By adding to both sides the paper will not warp initially.
You will now add water colors of your choice. The more paint you use, the more color you will get. Once you add all the colors , sprinkle heavily with salt and pepper. Any salt and pepper will do. The chunkier the pieces the more dramatic the results.
The top piece I have shown with salt and pepper. The bottom piece is without so that you can see a comparison.
I place the pieces on a cookie sheet with a paper towel to catch the run off moisture. Let this sit over night or until completely dry. The longer it sets, the better the marbling effect will be.
This is completely dried.
Remove the salt and pepper by brushing it off with a paper towel. You may end up sneezing! Look at the difference. The pepper creates those dark effects while the salt almost bleaches the color. Now decorate as you wish!
The finished salt and pepper card.
Stamps from Nellie's Choice ( Tree 1, Birds, Cosily Snowy Cottage, Christmas Fir Tree) Stamping done in first and second generations.
Inks: Versafine Clair Nocturne, Morning Mist, Twilight, and Monarch
Additional supplies: Sakura Jelly Roll Pens in white and clear(for highlighting and the snow)
Dr. Ph Martin's bleed proof white paint and a small pant brush(for snow splatters)
Smoothie for adding ink to the edge of the card
This is the card without the salt and pepper. It is so much more vibrant!
Stamps: Nellie's Choice (Scene with Stream and Bridge, Sun, Christmas Fir Tree) Stamping done first and second generation.
Inks: Versafine Clair ( Nocturne, Morning Mist) Brilliance ink in Moonlight White
Additional supplies: White Charcoal pencil (shading the sun) General's Sketch and Wash pencil( all other shading) Sakura Jelly Roll Pens in White and Clear (for highlighting and snow) Black fine line marker (defining areas) Smoothie (kissing the edges of the card)
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