Guess what... I am one of the super-fortunate people to have been given the first dibs on playing with the new and eagerly awaited Brusho SprinkleIT. I made a couple of small projects to test them out and let me tell you... they do NOT disappoint!!!
The first was one that you've probably already seen - the colourful mandala with SprinkleIT in GOLD. You sprinkle the colours, then you add SprinkleIT on top; spray with water and... done! The effect is AH-MAY-ZING!!!!
Then there were the iridescent glittery ones...
I made this mini-canvas and I LOVED IT! Even my family, who usually tell me to keep my 'things' in my craft room, liked it to the point that I got 'contracted' to make large canvas to hang in our kitchen.
So here goes...
I got 80x60 cm canvas and although, already primed, I still added a layer of clear gesso - you know, just to be on the safe side.
Once the gesso dried, I sprinkled a horizontal line across the canvas (more or less in the middle) of Azarin Crimson Brusho and Iridescent Silver SprinkleIt.
Then using water mister, I created the base. You can tell where the original 'dry' line was - it's darker. I also kept adding both colour and SprinkleIT until I achieved the look I wanted.
Once the base colour dried (it was quite a wait but worth it!), I stencilled on an irregular design and left to dry overnight.
With black pen, I outlined one side of the stencilled design - the plan was to do the whole thing but it was taking ages and I lost patience... It still looks cool, though!
Now, it was time for the second colour layer - this time, it was Purple Brusho and, again, Iridescent Silver SprinkleIT. The same way as before, I sprinkled a line more or less at the same height as the Crimson one and a couple or delicate random sprinkles all over the canvas. Again, I kept adding both colour and SprinkleIT until I achieved the look I wanted.
I left it overnight to thoroughly dry and then sprayed with a satin varnish to seal.
You might have noticed that one of the sides of the canvas is a bit warped - it's totally my fault as I got carried away when re-stretching the fabric in the frame. Who would have thought that I'm so strong... oh, well.
The colours don't show properly in here but my abstract canvas have a home in my kitchen now!
By the way, remember to stop by the shop March onwards to get your own little jars of happiness, a.k.a. Brusho SprinkleIT!
Hope you are all well and looking forward to spring? ... it seems like it has been such a long winter this year, and I know I am certainly looking forward to warmer weather and spring flowers..
My project for you today is spring inspired... spring leaves and flowers using lovely greens and yellows..with a hint of pink
For this project I used Brusho crystal colours, I love these little pots of powders.. they can be used for so many things.. I also used lutradur, expandit and brusho sprays for the leaves.
You can pick up these paper bags from most supermarkets and pound shops they are relatively inexpensive and make a great canvas for your art
I also used a 12 x 12 sheet of paper from 49 Market as it had quite a lot of ephemera pieces on it and I was able to cut these apart and use for the background.
I used Lutradur and expandit for the leaves...they give you so much texture!.. then sprayed with the Brusho Acrylic sprays, they are fun to make, you just diecut them out with a leaf die when finished.
in addition to the Colourcraft products that i used ... I also used matte medium to stick everything down and white gesso to dry brush over the top of my inks and sprays to give a muted colour effect.
I also used the Rubber Dance Stamp set Whimsical Summer and stamped around the edges in Grey archival ink..
I hope you enjoyed today's project and I look forward to seeing you all next month with another fun Colourcraft project
I have a mixed media tag to share with you. I used a Brusho background from my stash as my base. I love to use tags in my art journals or to decorate a gift. They can also be used as a card topper. You can make some quick greeting cards just by adding a tag on top of a cardbase.
I used the Colourcraft Aztec Metallics and Lustres Paints to add shimmer on top of my background. After that I stamped the sentiment and the birds (both from STAMPlorations) with StazOn ink and coloured them with Koh-I-Noor Polycolor pencils.
Finally I added some gold splatters on top. To create splatters with the Aztec paints you must mix them about half with water. So you can sprinkle them easily.
I finished the tag by adding a frame with a black fineliner.
I used a 30cm wicker wreath as the base and then cut out seven canvas shapes using an egg shaped nesting die. I then dyed them spring colours using Lemon, OST Blue, Lime Green and Rose Red Brusho Crystal Powders.
Next i used cheap felt and cut out Seven egg shapes again for the back. Next stitch and stuff the eggs before decorating with lace and felt embellishments.
Use silk flower heads to fill in the gaps between the eggs.
I added other embellishments to the eggs too before tying ribbon to the top of the wreath so it can be hanged up.