Saturday, August 8, 2015

Artful Journeys - Week #32

Hi everyone, and I hope you have enjoyed your weekend.  Summer is in full swing in north Texas and we are sweltering in the heat, hibernating in the A/C when we can, and suffering while we are out.

This week at Artful Journeys, our prompt for you is technique based and we're giving you a couple of different options!  Create a journal page using a watercolor & salt resist technique or rubbing alcohol fade.

I actually did both of these techniques, but ended up loving my watercolor/salt resist technique I made a full single page spread out of it.

I started with a 9x12" sheet of 140 lb cold press watercolor paper, wet it quite heavily and went to town with a dark purple, red and brillant blue pan watercolors.  I also used a little grape Dylusions spray ink.  Working quickly, this time I used rock salt as the resist.  I have used many different types of salt, but this was my first time to use rock salt.

I loved the way the rock salt left little color blobs around the area where it sucked up the color and I saw eyes. Eyes in the night.  Eyes everywhere.  Reminded me of nightmares as a child of things that go bump in the night, so I kind of went there.  Can't you just see them peeping through the bushes at you??

I drew the tree with a #3 round brush and black liquid acrylic paint and likewise with the lettering.

Hope you like it!  It was fun, as always. Can't wait to see what fun your techniques bring to you!

Stay cool, and as always, stay artful!



  1. Oh! Creepy! Creepy! I see the eyes too! Love the rock salt look!

  2. oh I love this. Can not wait to get started on this weeks prompt. :)

  3. Love where your imagination took you! Great work, and super idea to use the rock salt!

    1. Love the rock salt ... much better than the coarse sea salt. Way different effect for sure!

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    1. Thank you, Kathryn. Appreciate you stopping by!