I like to use "Sea Salt" or "Kosher Salt".
The best way for you to understand the wonderful Salt Watercolor Texture Effects you can create, is to examine just one grain of salt.
OK, Place a few grains of salt in your hand, now place it on a wet painted surface, and now, patience, let it dry. Make note of the reaction time.
Each grain must absorb the paint, each grain can only absorb so much. Make sense? Too wet the grain will drown, too dry will not absorb a thing.
Play with the timing and you will get the general idea when to apply, and quantity to use.
Here is an example of Salt Watercolor Texture Effects applied to left and right bottom corners of a Floral Painting in Watercolor.
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