Monday, April 11, 2011

Color Wash on Grungy Monday

It's Monday again, and that brings out the grungy .... "Grungy Monday" on Linda's blog. Adirondack Color Washes are the challenge of the week.    I have old ones that I bought years ago, but they work pretty well.  I prefer to play with them outdoors when it's sunny, but we haven't had any weather like that for months.

After spraying the Lettuce, Butterscotch, and Cranberry washes on watercolor paper, I spritzed it with Simple Green cleaner, poured on rock salt and let it sit for an hour.  Then I dumped off the salt and finished drying the color with a heat tool.  (Stamps are from Wendy Vecchi)



17 comments:

Sue said...

I just love earthy colours Evelyn, I really have to force myself not to use them all the time on my cards. So you can already guess that I just love this, your sentiment is perfect.
Do you find rock salt better than iodised?
I sometimes do not always have a good result.
Smiles:)

Plume said...

Your colors are so rich. I like the salt technique and it's effect on colorwash over watercolor paper. And what a beautiful stamp! Great work!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Great colours and technique!

jenny said...

Beautiful card Evelyn... love the salt idea and the texture it leaves... and lovely words too...

Hugs
Jenny x

Lynn Stevens said...

Simple green and salt! How creative and beautiful results, maybe I can actually get mine done on time this week,LOL
hugs Lynn

Sue West said...

I love these colours, and what a great technique. Really beautiful.
Sue :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love it Ev, great colors and salt! This rocks! lol

lisa said...

What a neat process Evelyn!!
Amazing result.
This is just beautiful!

donna said...

Gorgeous. Aren't the color washes fun!..Donna

Gillian said...

Amazing result from the technique, love the colours too.

Von said...

Great results with the salt :)
Von

Nancy Y said...

what a great idea with the rock salt, it came out fantastic!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful piece, love the background and the heart.

minnie_mac said...

Great colours and great effect from the salt technique.

Marilyn

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful! Love the look after the addition of the salt!

Sam said...

Wonderful! These are the colours which I normally reach for, but I decided to come out of my shell a little with these challenges. I would love to know more about the salt technique though. Going to have to try and find this one out. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Evelyn, this is a gorgeous, earthy work of art and you've made those Color Washes look AMAZING! The Simple Green/salt technique is fabulous-- the soft, mottled look you created is beyond beautiful! I just love this!