Friday, February 17, 2012

Salted Sprays

I have several types of sprays but the ones I reach for most are the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I love the colour combinations that you can get by layering a couple of colours or just spraying them next to each other or randomly on a page. For this technique I'll be using gloss card stock, Glimmer Mists and Rock Salt or Sea Salt. By using the large chunks of salt while the spray is still wet, it soaks up some of the spray and when it's all dry and you shake off the excess salt, you end up with a beautifully distressed and textured background. As a bonus, the salt also soaks up the colours of the ink so you can also use that to stick it down (using gel medium) either on the card you're making or keep it for another project that the colouring will suit. Samples...

"Illusion"...
"Cinematic"...

"Afterworld"...

"Princess"...


The samples below are the final ones from the last technique, Beeswax.

"Dire Warning"...

"Double soy"...


"Be fruitful"... (love this quote!)


Finally, one from the Burnt Distress Stain class from a month ago. It's a bit of a risque image though you can't actually see anything. The colour of the picture worked really well with the background. Well....that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

"Kinky"...


4 comments:

sandra de said...

Wonderful salted spray atc's and I will have to try this one soon. I am slowly working my way through your technique book and I am going to say it again ...it is fantastic.

Debbi Baker said...

Wow love these Kelsey! Haven't visited for a while - blog reading seems to have taken a back seat - but as always it is lovely tro see what you are up to!

Samantha Marshall said...

Very cool Kelsey!

Martina2801 said...

Fantastic pieces of art!