Today I'm going to show you a background I first learned many many years ago, When I took a Suze Weinburg class 12 years ago.The salt background technique. Know i know a lot of you already know about this technique. But I wanted to try it with the Kromecote.
I used 2 different types of dye ink pads (a rainbow pad by Kolidacolor (Bouquet) and a Distress ink pad (black soot) I will be playing with my summer distress ink pads soon! I also used 2 different types of salt. A rock salt and a salt used for pretzels. You can also use kosher salt and table salt.
I first took a piece of the kromecote and cut it to a 2 1/2 strip. Next I used my brayer and rolled some Black Soot Distress ink on it. I took a small water bottle and sprayed some water on it. I already got a cool effect with that from the distress ink. But I wanted to see what else it did with the salt. I sprinkled some rock salt on top of that. and let it sit while I was working on the other piece.
I then took one of the pieces of the Kromecote and brayed some of the Bouquet Kalidacolor on it. Sprayed some water on that and sprinkled some of the pretzel salt on it and let that sit.
Now you let it dry. But don't let it sit too long. It is salt after all, and it will eat at your paper.just enough til you see the color on the salt. then you shake off access.
Now i have backgrounds, now what to do with them. Here is what I did with the Black soot one after I cut it to a 3 1/2 size for an atc
This card was rather quick once I picked the stamp I wanted to use. I stamped the Large striped butterfly on the kromekote with a purple vivid ink pad. I found a paper that somewhat goes with the colors. I chose the paper from the Breath collection by Prima. I cut it down to size so it leaves a small border around the kraft cardstock card base. I distressed the edges of the paper with the Tim Holtz distress tool. I trimmed down the butterfly a bit and distressed the edges. I edge all the edges with the same purple Vivid ink pad. I attached everything with Miracle tape.
dye ink pads-rainbow pads or solid colors
salt-rock, table salt, kosher, etc
Purple vivid ink pad
Tim Holtz Distress tool
1 sheet of Prima Breath paper
Kraft card stock card base