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Tuesday 16 February 2021

Treats on Tuesday with Christine - La gâterie du mardi avec Christine

Hi Everyone, it's Christine here with a salted paper bag as my substrate for the cards.

I  took a paper bag and cut it down to a little smaller than an A2 card.
I Gesso'd the central area leaving a little of the bag around the edge uncovered. Once it was dry I watercoloured the gesso and sprinkled salt all over it. When the watercolour was dry I brushed off the salt leaving these wonderful crystal shapes where the salt had been.

I then did a little background stamping and also stamped  the flower images using Versamark and heat 
embossed with white embossing powder. 

Christine Alexander - DT Magenta


Produits Magenta utilisés:
Magenta products used:





Floral Silhouette
Happy Birthday 

TM300 Diamonds & Dots

Good Friends help you...

Good Friends help you... 


Ellie Knol said...

Beautiful Christine! Marvellous idea to work on that type of bag...

Brenda in IN said...

Whoa, what a fun background with gesso watercolor and salt. And on a paper bag yet. That is so unique, Christine. The embossed floral silhouette looks beautiful over it.

Susan said...

What a great mixed media background using a paper bag! Neat effect from the salt. And I love that delphinium stamp - one of my favourite flowers.

Debbie Gaetz said...

I've done the salt and watercolor technique, but I would never have thought about taking a used paper bag as my canvas. Very very clever, especially with today's emphasis on recycling. Thanks so much for sharing.

Loll said...

Love the artsy look of your paper bag cards Christine. It's so creative to use the paper bags as your canvas for these awesome salted watercolour designs.

Mac Mable said...

Always so inspirational and both cards are fabulous Christine x. Great use of the paper bag and a wonderful technique x.

Trina P. said...

Cool use of a paper bag. Beautiful salted background.

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the artsy salted paper bag backgrounds, Christine! The white heat-embossed images are so pretty!
Hideko xx