Monday, 12 June 2017

Brushos aren't just for artists! by Terri Koszler

Hello Sunshine

Good morning crafty friends, Terri here today to share a card project with you. I will be using stamps and dies from Altenew which are called Hello Sunshine.

I have to start by saying that as much as I'd like to be an artist I'm not.  I'm a crafter who dreams of being able to paint stunning pictures. When I'm not dreaming I'm stamping and love to incorporate Brusho into my stamping projects, sometimes I spritz and sprinkle, others times I sprinkle then spritz.
Today I am using brusho to loosely watercolour my stamped images, this is striped back simple brusho fun that anyone can do.

I start by stamping my images onto watercolour card using Versamark Ink and sprinkle them with black embossing powder, I then melt the embossing powder with my heat gun. As the watercolour card is very thick I heat from above and below.  I always warm up my heat tool for 30 seconds before taking it to my work as this reduces the amount of buckling in the card or paper.

Next I mixed 4 colours of Brusho; Lime Green, Yellow, Alizarin Crimson and Purple. I placed a pipette of water into 4 wells of my pallet and added a few sprinkles of powder to each.  Using a very fine brush I start to add colour to the flowers and leaves, I always keep a piece of kitchen towel close to hand to dab any excess colour away from my work.

Once dry I die cut all the elements using the dies which coordinate with the stamps.

I drew a circle onto my card with a pencil to help guide my placement of the cut pieces.  I added some foam pads to some of the pieces for more dimension and started to construct the card.

I had a few die cut pieces left and thought it would be fun to make a quick tag to go with the card

I splattered some of my Lime Green brusho onto a white tag and let it dry. I then stamped my sentiment and added the flowers and foliage using foam pads. I tied all the colours together with a lemon ribbon.

Hopefully I've showed you that Bruho can be used in a really simple way and anyone can use it.

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