Sunday crafternoon!

Sunday, April 26, 2015


CRYSTALLISED PAINT PRINTS


I saw this DIY on a old episode on Better Homes & Gardens over a year ago and I fell in love with it. 
I love how easy it is to make, and how unique each print turns out. 
Make sure you do this project outdoors or in a area that doesn't matter if it gets messy! 

YOU WILL NEED: 

  • Watercolour paper
  • Espom salt
  • Table salt 
  • A couple of different colours of watercolour paint or food colouring
  • A couple of small plastic container
  • A teaspoon 
  • Cheap paint brushes
  • Photo frames

I picked up 3 paints for $2 and I re-used a couple of empty makeup containers for mixing the paint in. Another idea is use plastic cups or even lids from deodorants.

HOW TO: 

1. In each of the containers mix 1 teaspoon of epsom salt, a pinch of table salt and a teaspoon of water. In each pox, add a colour with a couple of drops of water colour paint or food colouring, until you have reached your desired colour. Mix each one with the end of a paint brush for 1-2 minutes or until salts have dissolved.



2. Once the salts have dissolved- start painting! There is no right way to paint- just do whatever feels right for you. Blend the colours on the paper, let them run, create some lines, drip it or spill the paint.




3. Once you have created a few different prints, let them dry for up to 2 hours. You will see the more that the paint dries, the more it crystallise and create pretty sparkles.





4. Once dried, choose a print to go into a frame. Cut the print/s to the size that you will need. 



5. Place the prints into the frame. And you are done. Simple!


Now you have a pretty print that sparkles!

Happy Sunday. 

Ex 

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