Just playing around again. Thanks to another RB artist, I found that using a combination of salt & “eyelash” yarn, one can achieve some pretty neat effects….especially good for backgrounds. Maybe those of you who like to play with textures & effects would like to give this a try. I need to keep practicing this to really get it to look like I want it to……maybe even try it with no salt at all.

P.S. The paint needs to be very wet & runny.

Winsor Newton paint on Arches 140# coldpress.

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    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks for the comment, Sylvia, as well as the fav!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonover 2 years ago

    Looks like fun – I wonder how eyelash yarn would look like if you did this on Yupo…

  • I haven’t tried it yet.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • ian osborne
    ian osborneover 2 years ago

    Very interesting effect Marsha, like ferns. Try it in bright green!!

  • I tried it as you said & it didn’t do anything. I still haven’t discovered that magic combination of paint/water/salt/ yarn. ugh!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Diane Hall
    Diane Hallover 2 years ago

    What fun Marsha, lovely colors and textures! What is “eyelash” yarn?

  • It’s a yarn called “Eyelash” yarn…..it has real long loose strands. If you “Google” it, you can see what it looks like.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 2 years ago

    So very cool! Love the colors, patterns, and textures! Very creative composition!

  • Thanks, Joanne….still playing around with it!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 2 years ago

    What great effects Marsha! This looks fantastic!!!!

  • Thanks, Lynda….unless I can fine tune it & get it to work like I want it to, I doubt that I’d try using it on an actual painting.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Elena Malec
    Elena Malecover 2 years ago

    truly fantastic.

  • Thanks, Elena.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Pauline Persing
    Pauline Persingover 2 years ago

    I like both of the abstracts. I’m going to try it. Exactly what is eyelash yarn?

  • Thanks, Pauline. It’s a yarn called “Eyelash” yarn & is available at JoAnn Fabrics & probably some other places.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 2 years ago

    another stunner with this technique.. sounds like so much fun.. and one never knows the end results.. thats what makes it even more amazing!!!! thanks for sharing with us Marsha.. hugs♥

  • Glad you like it…thanks so much.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • linmarie
    linmarieover 2 years ago

    ps.. title.. feminine frost… teehee!

  • cute!

    – Marsha Elliott

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