Tuesday 15 April 2014

Distressing with household items - challenge 28 Scrap Africa DT

The challenge is to choose household items to distress your project.
e.g. coffee, tea, bleach, vaseline
to see what the DT have created.   I'd love to see you come and play.

Salt and clear glue were the two items I chose to experiment with.
I remember reading about the process in a magazine some time 
ago and thought it sounded exciting and unpredictable.
First I spritzed water onto some watercolour paper
then added some random water colour paint wash.
Before the ink dried, I drizzled  clear glue and rock salt on top
 These two items cause the paint to clump and repel in random spots.
When the paint is completely dry, I just brushed the salt off with my hands.
The finished tag, trimmed with a Julie Nutting doll and a bit of bling.



  1. wow what a brilliant creation Helen .. love the colors and the design you have chosen with all the special details , fabulous work x

  2. This is a gorgeous tag Helen and love the distressing technique...I must definitely give it a try! Love the fresh coluors you used and that super stamped image! Beautiful!

  3. ADORABLE...loooooove the bg you've got happening...& that stamp. YUM!!! Might have a go at this technique:):)

  4. Such a beautiful tag - love the colors you used!

  5. Rock salt and mist I have heard of but glue and salt, that's a first! the effect is beautiful Helen! Sweetest tag ever! perhaps a lucky girl gets to receive it for Easter? Have a happy one! xoxo

  6. Very nice result..I like it !

  7. Love the technique Helen what a fab design.

    Hugs Diane

  8. Gorgeous Tag....love you technique. love the effect. Thanks for sharing!!

  9. That is an awesome technique. I love the effect.

  10. Well that is so clever... I knew about the salt although it has never really worked for me to my satisfaction - I did not know about the glue...obviously the glue just dries leaving a bit of texture too? Would be cool to use as a kind of doodled effect. I think I am going to have to play with this one. Such a pretty little tag. I have seen all the Prima doll stamps and so far I have resisted... my arm is twisted fairly high up my back at this point so I am not sure how much longer I will hold out...:P Gorgeous tag Helen... :D xox