Thursday, 14 April 2016

Picture Perfect with watercolour salt technique

Here’s the reason I purchased Picture Perfect (try saying THAT in a hurry!) - I cannot resist a nice seaside image. This is one of the watercoloured backgrounds I made at Crafty Friday last week. We made lots of background and then chose one to make a card. After we’d finished, one of the ladies mentioned that a starfish would be good on one to use on one of her blue/yellow backgrounds and was silently kicking myself that I hadn’t done any beach-like scenes.

But the next day, after experimenting with my new Picture Perfect stamp set, stamping the starfish in Calypso Coral, I realised it blended perfectly with this Calypso Coral and Elegant Eggplant background. It’s one of the wilder backgrounds I created, and the salt has formed some amazing effects. 

I find a plain white card suits these watercolour effects well but I couldn’t resist adding some gentle distressing with a combination of Hardwood (PLEASE don’t retire this stamp!) and Timeless Textures. I finished off with some gold thread and just one White Perfect Accent. 


  1. That has made a lovely card Helen!

    1. Thanks, Chris - wasn't sure what to do with this unusual colour combination but I think it works quite well


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