Today, I have for you a mini canvas which I called 'Wild Garden'.
For this project I did two things I haven't tried before:
1. After creating the first layer of colour, I rubbed the Brusho Wax Sticks all over the canvas, sprinkled some Brusho and sprayed with water. Instead of blending together and soaking into the canvas, the pigments mixed with water creating little colour droplets - you can see the effect in the photo below.
2. I mixed my Brusho with water until I achieved the desired colour. I then added a small amount of the Brusho Thickener and mixed it in until it set into a gel-like consistence. I then run it through a stencil to create an additional layer of colour and texture. You can see the darker green swirls in the photo below.
To finish the design, I layered various floral die-cuts I made using 7gypsies Architextures papers - their earthy shades contrast pretty nicely with the bright greens of the background.
I only attached them at the very bottom of their stems so that they create movement and additional dimension.
You can see the process here... well, most of it as my batteries died while filming and, being totally engrossed in the play, I didn't notice :)
I hope you enjoyed it anyway!
Thank you for stopping by again. See you in two weeks!
I hope you are all having a great day... I have a little tutorial for you today where we will be adding brusho to texture paste to create a coloured paste, this will then be stenciled onto black card and used to create lovely vibrant cards.
Step 1 - you will need a small amount of texture paste
Step 2 - sprinkle on some of your favourite brusho
Step 3 - with a pallet knife work the brusho into the texture paste
Step 4 - Pick your stencil, place on black card and apply your colourful texture paste
Step 5 - Remove stencil and set aside to dry naturally
Step 6 - mix a small amount of brusho with water and paint direct to the stenciled paste to add highlights around the edges
Step 7 - Once your texture paste is completely dry you can then use these to create some clean and simple cards...
I loved adding brusho to the texture paste, you can even create custom colours by mixing brusho together into the paste ... I hope you enjoyed today's cards and try out this fun technique to create some of your own bright and colourful cards
I have a nature themed card to share today. I created a project that had a lot of texture and i experimented with different green tones.
I started by painting the whole card with Lime Green Brusho Powder and then i added a few darker greens over the top. Next i added gesso to the centre and added Leaf Green over the top before adding a stencil down the middle and then Olive and Emerald Green on top.
i dyed the cheese cloth with Lime and Leaf Green and dried it off with a heat tool before gluing it to the card. The butterfly i printed off and coloured by spritzing with water first and then sprinkling different colours over the top. I guided the colour with a water pen and dabbed off any excess ink.
I finished off the card by adding a texture stamp around the edge and some sequins to the butterfly wings.
Today I am sharing a new project that's different from what you will have seen from me previously, I am trying to expand my skills and step out of my comfort zone.
I love nature and all it has to offer and in particular I love Elephants. Even though they are so big and grey in colour there is something so majestic about them, so I thought I'd try to paint one using brusho.
As I'm very new to painting I decided to take some advice from a very talented lady and started with tracing out an image to give me a base to work with.
I sketched out the image on to some watercolour card using some tracedown and then used a water soluble pen to go over the outline, as this bleeds adding shade when wet. I then added some masking fluid to the tusk and eye areas to protect them. I also added some wax resist along he trunk and outer ears.
I started working on the trunk first using a wet in wet technique, I used grey and sandstone and used the bamboo pen to add some black to give definition in places. I used the same method for the body and ears.
For the foreground I flooded the area with water and then bled in some sandstone, while this was still wet I sprinkled in some Yellow Ochre and Moss green, I allowed this to dry before adding a very weak wash of Sandstone to the tusks.
Once everything was dry I used a 3B pencil to gently rub over the body of the Elephant, the lead really highlights the tooth of the paper and adds texture to the skin.
I learnt a few lessons whilst making this project and hit a few bumps in the road but what I've come away with is something I really like.
I'd love to know what you think of my Elephant as all feedback is appreciated.