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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Ink & salt & lots of fun!

Just a quick post to share with you......well.....random playing, I suppose! I recently bought my first few bottles of spray inks/misters/whatever you call them! And I had some new stamps, well I when I get new stuff I just want to play, so I got a few pieces of scrap card, bits that had been chopped off bigger pieces etc and started to squirt and blast and spray, getting used to the mix of colours and how they worked. Then I added salt to the wet areas, on some I dried it with my heat tool while the biggest piece I left overnight. Then I stamped! 

This is with the salt left on.

On this one I put salt on first and sprayed over the top to leave white bits!

This is my fav, I used Distressed inks around the edge after the inks had dried to blend away the bits I'd missed.

You can see the texture and the pitted look the salt leaves.

This is the large sheet once the salt was removed. Really interesting effect, this was a thinner piece of card than the others.

Hard to see in the photos but the sheen of the mica really makes such a pretty effect.

I also spent some time sorting my Distress inks, I bought a roll of the hook part of Velcro and stuck it to the lids on each ink pad, then attached a foam blending square, so that now every colour I own has it's own pad! Oh yeah and I labelled them all too.

Anyway thanks for popping by as always, I'm going to have an early lunch then I'm going to get crafting and actually try and make something!

Take care Zo xx


Helen said...

What a great effect! I've never tried this technique though have seen it before, I think I must have a go.... thanks Zo!!

Gabrielle said...

Flipping heck! Gorgeous experimenting - it's a fun technique isn't it?! But what a clever what to store the matching foam blending pad - clever you! (off to research velcro...!)

Cottage Remnant said...

wow....creative and organized.....great job!


emma mitchell said...

These are fab Zoe , looks like you had lots of fun.
Hugs Emma xx

Kim Dellow said...

Oh that is so pretty Zo, love the colours. Kim

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love the effects you have done with these, I might have to give this a try.
Kevin xx

Jingle said...

What a cool technique! Love the tag!

Teresa said...

Great technique Zoe, looks fab. xx

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Stephanie-Emma said...

I am doing this tomorrow night! :) Looks fab!! xxx

Cass said...

Gotta have a go at this, looks fab.

And so organised... I am a chaotic crafter!



June Nelson said...

Wow didnt they work out beautifully, thanks for the tip on the distress inks too what a brilliant idea, huggies june xxxxxx

Wendy Fraser said...

Looks like you've been having fun, with great results. Congrats on your digi image too, its fab xx

Berenice R. said...

So cool project! :)

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!!! this is so neat....amazing what you can come up the textures the salt created!!!

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful effect sweetie ♥

Li'l Pidge said...

Salt is great, isn't it? Love using it with the adirondak colour wash sprays on fabric with salt. Have you tried differnt salt? Fine table salt and large grained sea salt produces different reactions....its great to expermient.

Love your distress organisation...mine are chucked in a tin...I hang my head in shame!
ps-thanks for visiting me for WOYWW... am running a bit late this week

sandee said...

I like your storage ideas, I've seen another one but I think I like yours better! great tags! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Stephanie-Emma said...

I tried to play with salt... didn't turn out so well LOL! Maybe you can teach us at the Crafty Boots meet up!! :) xxx