I decided to see what would happen if I combined salt & Spectrum Noir Re-inkers. I started with my favorite salt (love it on roasted veggies).
Next I chose four Spectrum Noir re-inker colors ... I went with two lighter shades, and two darker hues.
Next, I starting painting from top to bottom on a thick piece of watercolor paper. I started with a dark shade ... and then blended a bit of the next color into in it ... and just kep moving through my colors blending them together. I ended-up with something that looked like this (pardon the variation in color throughout the post ... these were all photographed on my craft table with my point & shoot camera, which doesn't give the best true lighting).
After leaving it for several hours, I started to notice some reaction, but not as much as I'd hoped, so took off the salt, filled a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol, sprayed each piece of paper, and then put the salt back on overnight. Here's what the finished result looked like.
I decided a wanted a bit more blended look with this one, so I gave one more spritz of alcohol, and used a bit more re-inker to blend ... I didn't lose the cool salty effect.
I positioned it where I thought I wanted it, and then stamped Flowing Happy Birthday in India Ink and embossed again. I ended-up stamping the big flourish from Flying Colors to Finish the design using this week's Unscripted Sketch.
Here's the finished result ... love the dimension on the butterfly. I attached my inky panel using foam tape, for a bit more dimension.
I love playing with my rainbow of Spectrum Noir re-inkers.