Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Video - christmas cards by Kate


today I would like to share with you tip for different christmas cards. I prepared video tutorial and I hope you will be inspired and you will try it too. Video is under photos of cards.

Have a nice day
Kate Dachovska

Monday, 20 November 2017

Autumn fun - scrapbooking with Ewelina


I have not done any scrapbooking for quite a while now and I thought it was time to revisit the craft that brought me into the mixed media game.
Looking for inspiration, I sat in my craft room staring out the window... I have a beautiful park with a lake just across the road and seeing all the beautiful shades of orange, brown and dull greens, made me think... BRUSHO!!!

I used the powders on the background - I layered them in between texture paste and stamped out designs.

I also used Brusho to colour the paper, I later die-cut into floral designs and used to build up dimension around the photo.

Here is my process video:

Some more close-ups of the layout...

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

Till next time!

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Mixed Media Bird Houses by Sarah

Hi Everyone,

I have some fun tiny altered bird houses to share with you all today using, Brusho Crystal colours, lutradur, Expandit and Acrylic Spray Mists.

My first step was to create the leaves for the roofs by taking some lutradur and scraping a thin layer of expandit over the top and drying with a heat tool on both sides until completely dry

Once the lutradur/expandit was completely dry it has a foamy / thick velvety feel to it

then we apply some colour, I used a mix of brusho crystal powders and acrylic spray mists to achieve the look wanted which was an autumn feel for the leaves

I then  took my leaf dies and die cut them out of the lutradur/Expandit sheets ready to be added to the roofs of the birdhouses.

Next job was to paint the houses with a coat of white gesso before spraying and sprinkling with brusho crystal colours and spray mists... I love how they turned out

I also added some script stamping with black archival ink to add to the distressed look 

then to finish them off i layered some die cut leaves on the roof tops 

The textured result you get using the lutradur and expandit  is amazing

I hope you enjoyed today's project and I shall be back in a couple of weeks with another project using colourcraft products.

Thank you for popping in :)

Friday, 17 November 2017

Mixed Media Artist Trading Cards by Susanne

Hi there!

I am sharing two watercolour artist trading cards today. I love to use Brushos to make myself a watercolour palette. The benefits of Brusho colours are, that they are very transparent, which allows you to layer and blend them in beautiful ways.

I start by painting some simple butterfly shapes onto watercolour paper. I add patterns to the wings by using different techniques: I play with wet in wet and also wet on dry watercolours. (Brusho Colours: Moss Green, Yellow, Gamboge, Turquoise, Rose Red, Purple)

Once the butterflies are completely dry I add the body and some details with a fine brush and black Brusho colour.
I also sprinkl some colour splatters on top. This creates dynamic and depth.

While my butterflies are drying, I cut two pieces of watercolour paper to the size of 2.5" by 3.5". This is the size an Artist Trading Card must have. I create a Brusho background by sprinkling the powders onto the wet paper and blending them with a brush. Once this is dry I paint some leave shapes.
(Brusho Colours: Ost. Blue, Vermillion, Prussian Blue, Gamboge)
Finally I sprinkle Aztec Gold and White acrylic paint on top. (Thin these paints down with a little bit of water, so you can easily create splatters)

I pick two of the butterflies, cut them out and adhere them to the cards. I finish them up with a Tim Holtz Idealogy sticker.

Tip!!! Once you've your butterflies painted, scan them to your computer. You can print them later and use them on other projects, too! Sometimes you get really nice effects when you play with a photo software and change the colour settings.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Thank you for stopping by today.
xx Susanne.

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