Today I am sharing 4 simple Brusho Backgrounds that are quick and easy yet so effective.
- For my first background I coated a piece of watercolour card with water and then sprinkled brusho on to the surface allowing it to bleed and travel on the surface.
- For my second card I sprinkled brusho powders onto dry watercolour card and then spritzed with water, I like this using this method as I can direct the water spray to create movement with the colour.
I used Violet, Leaf Green and Ultra Marine Brusho
- In the third card I diluted the brusho crystals with water and added colours drop by drop into a wet background, I always try to add colours in a triangle formation, each colour gets placed 3 times like the points on a triangle, I think this gives a balanced look.
I used six coulors in this background Yellow, Violet, Orange, Leaf Green, Ultra Marine and Vermilion.
- This last technique is new to me and involved a food bag. I cut the handles off, one side seam and the base of the bag, this leaves me with a flat piece of polythene.
I lay the bag on my work surface and place drops of mixed brusho, I used 3 colours in this example.
I then lay my water colour card on top of the bag and turn the bag and card over. I now scrunch and move the bag around, this helps the colour to move on the surface of the card creating patterns
Here's a quick video showing the technique
All of the backgrounds were mounted onto black card and had a sentiment added to them using Altenew's Painted Inspiration stamp set which I heat embossed in black.