Monday, January 21, 2013

Inspired by contadina k

My blog is just like all the other habits I am trying to form, hit or miss.  Maybe because I try to form too many at once.  I enjoy doing so many things and I allow myself a lot of down time where I could be doing other things.  Prioritization needs work in 2013.  :)

So I am going to try something new.  I have decided I want to play in  my craft room more in 2013 and use the supplies I have spend the last 10 years accumulating.  (So I can buy more of course!)

While surfing google reader I viewed a video from Vivian on her contadina k blog.  She used salt to crate an organic pattern in the inks on her page.  Who doesn't love a technique that does not require I buy anything new, I have salt!  Off I go to play.

The following are the results.  I used water color paper, water, Tim Holtz Copper distress stain and Copper paint and more distress inks in scattered twig and scattered straw.  One photo is with the flash to show the metallic shimmer.  The other is without to try and capture how rich the earth tones are.

Thank you Vivian for the inspiration.

I am grateful,