7 day weekends - enjoying a life of crafts, art, gardening and cooking
Monday, April 18, 2011
This last weekend, I prepared some pages in my art journal for future creations.
I started with a yellow acrylic background then added texture with bubble wrap, bottle caps, corrugated cardboard and a little collage.
It's fun to use everyday items, you really start to look at everything as possible art use before recycling.
Next, I tried watercolors with iodized salt. I painted my page with watercolors and sprinkled the salt on while it was still wet. I used iodized sea salt, low sodium salt and kosher salt to see if there was any difference.
This shows an area with the kosher salt, because of the coarser granulars I think it worked the best.
Brush the salt off after everything dries and you get a beautiful speckled effect. I really like it!