Monday, 6 June 2011

Salt "Rocks"

I spotted some Rock Salt in the supermarket this week and knew I had to buy it and see the effects you can get with distress stains.

The background to this card was created this way.


It is so easy to do.......
just add distress stain liberally to your card, I used forrest moss and then sprayed water over to give a wetter finish. I then sprinkled rock salt over the area and left to dry. When it was dry, I brushed off the rock salt and then to lighten slightly and add shimmer I brushed over the whole area with gold Perfect Pearls. 
The Pin-Striped flowers were stamped onto white card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Copics, after cutting out, the flowers were then mounted onto background using dimensional Pinflair glue and a twine bow added. The panel was then mounted onto black card and then onto white card blank.

8 comments:

Tracey said...

LOVE LOVE this look Cathy!!!! Do most supermarkets sell this rock salt???

Elizabeth Allan said...

Gorgeous Cathy. Stunning card!!!!

Jill said...

Awesome design! LOVE the way you created the background and those red flowers are so lovely! HUGS!

Barb said...

Wow! What a neat effect this fun technique has! Beautiful background and I love the bold red flowers! So pretty, Cathy!

Tiffany said...

Wow! Love the boldness it gives off, absolutely stunning, Cathy!

silkeshimazu said...

This is awesome! Love the flowers and the look the salt creates.

Denise Marzec said...

Stunning, Cathy!

sheila said...

this is just fantastic! I love your color choices....and the rock salt idea/technique looks really cool...you are so clever!