Friday, March 15, 2013

One creative thing - Day 3

Today's creative thing:  Experimenting with watercolour and salt.  Not sure where I was headed with this one, really, but when you add salt to wet watercolour paint, neat shapes emerge.  They remind me a little of coral.  Or frost, maybe, if the colours were different.  I think it will take a little more experimentation, maybe with other sizes of salt crystals, but it was fun to watch the paint dry.  How often can you say that?


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  1. Beautiful! My McCormick's salt grinder has three settings...hmm. ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Scribbler! Go attack that salt grinder. :)

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  2. Wait ... do you lay down the watercolor first and then drop salt on top?

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    1. Hi Naomi! Yep, when the paper is still glistening with wet paint, sprinkle with salt. The effect differs depending on the size of the crystals. I used table salt above, but you can also get neat results with larger crystals. :)

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