Salty Lashes by Marsha Elliott

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This is my fifth attempt at using “Eyelash” yarn and salt to produce a very interesting texture that would work great for backgrounds in certain paintings. VIEW LARGER for best results.


Arrange yarn on watercolor paper, wet the paper and yarn (I used a spray bottle), drop in color, add more water if necessary to keep everything wet, then sprinkle with salt…as much or little as you like. Allow to dry thoroughly before removing yarn and salt. Have fun experimenting!

Winsor Newton paint on Arches 140# coldpress, eyelash yarn, salt….also slight amount of white acrylic spatter from toothbrush.

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  • Elena Malec
    Elena Malecover 2 years ago

    wonderful, dear Marsha.

  • thank you very much, Elena!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 2 years ago

    how very fun, Marsha!!!!! When time, I will try!

  • Great, I’d like to see what you come up with. It’s a given that with every try, something new & different will emerge.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Andrea Gabriel
    Andrea Gabrielover 2 years ago

    Wow! That is a very interesting texture you’ve managed! Great job.
    When it got very cold last winter I experimented with staining washes left out in the frost. Each pattern was different depending on the pigments used and how quickly the freeze occurred.

  • Thanks for your comment. Yes, I’ve tried the freezing method before but it’s been ages. The patterns as a result, can be so beautiful. This past winter around here didn’t even get cold enough to try it.

    – Marsha Elliott

    JUSTARTover 2 years ago

    beautiful work

  • Thanks, Sylvia.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartover 2 years ago

    great work very interesting.

  • Thanks a bunch, Marie.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Aase
    Aaseover 2 years ago

    Beautiful and creative work Marsha:-)

  • Much appreciated, Aase.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...over 2 years ago

  • Thanks so very much, Valerie!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Diane Hall
    Diane Hallover 2 years ago

    Amazing Marsha, it is so fun to see your creations with the yarn!

  • Thanks, Diane….you’ll have to give it a try yourself & see what you come up with.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    oh sounds interesting Marsha will try that one day ! thanks for sharing..looks great!

  • It’s so funny….I did a watercolor demo at a street festival last night & I took this painting along for people to see & they were more interested in it than in my normal paintings! LOL!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 2 years ago

    seems we are always interested in a new technique Marsha…can see why as it produces interesting textures. ..thanx again for sharing..

  • You’re welcome. :)

    – Marsha Elliott

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