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Tuesday 7 June 2022

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

Hi Everyone, Christine here with a salt and water colour background and this winter bird.
I started with a background I created previously with watercolour paints on watercolour cardstock and while it was wet I dropped grains of salt over it.
This is what my background looked like before the image was added. You can see where the salt crystals picked up the colour.

I then stamped the image of the bird with the berries using Versafine Clair and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I used a little bleach to remove some of the background colour and then painted with watercolours. I used a Posca white paint pen for the birds chest and blended a little water colour to shade from dark to light. I finished off by adding some pencil highlights. The berries were covered with liquid crystal to make them shine.
I used a circle stencil to add some interest to the edges of the image.

You can see the shine on the berries in this picture and the crystal effect of the salt.

Christine Alexander - DT Magenta


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aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card with the salt technique, love the stamp xx

Miranda said...

I am in love with that background, lovely card !

Brenda in IN said...

Whoa, this is so cool. A beautiful scene and a fun background. Is this regular salt or sea salt or does it matter.

Susan said...

Fabulous card - wonderful salt background and such a beautiful (and beautifully painted) bird image. And of course I love all the blue on the card!

Trina P. said...

So many wonderful techniques with beautiful results. That background is amazing! Great job bleaching and colouring.

Bonnie said...

A perfect background for this beautiful bird!

Loll said...

Your salted, watercoloured background is beautiful Christine. What a lovely backdrop for your sweet bird.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Stunning background and beautiful blue bird, Christine!
Hideko xx