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Salty Backgrounds - (backgrounds with salt) - by April Williams

I have always enjoyed the effect of the technique which uses Salt to create interesting patterns and textures.


  1. white glossy card stock
  2. multi-colored ink pad in blues and purples
  3. salt -- I used sea salt in a grinder
  4. brayer
  5. water spritzer
  6. heat gun 9 ( optional )

Brayer color on your glossy card stock.

Spritz the card well with water.

Sprinkle the wet card with salt.

Let dry or use a heat gun a little to speed up the drying.  Then wipe off the salt with your hand or paper towel.

You will end up with a sea looking effect. I tried this technique using matte card stock, but I like the effect better on the glossy card stock.

I hope you enjoyed the technique. We will enjoy seeing what you have done with it!

Sparkle N Sprinkle products used:

  1. Clarence T Crab
  2. Florida Beach glitter

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