Saturday, 21 April 2018

Plant your own garden of happiness

Hi Everyone,

Sarah here with you today with my final blog post for the current year, I have to say it has been a pleasure to be here creating fun projects with fabulous products and working alongside some very talented designers.   I am delighted to say I have been asked to stay on to be part of the 2018-19 Design Team.

On to my project... I made a triptych of Arches, with a honeycombe and bee theme..


Step 1
I took some bare Tando Creative chipboard arches and assembled them with matte medium to create a frame around the outside edge


Step 2
Apply a layer of gesso to the front, back and sides of your chipboard pieces and dry with a heat tool.


Step 3
Apply Brusho acrylic mist sprays to your arches and dry in between layers until you have it the way you want it to look.

Step 4
I used a stamp set from Sticker Kitten called Bee Garden and stamped a honeycombe around the frame of the triptych with Archival ink in the colour Potting Soil, then dried with my heat tool, I also used a script stamp in the inside of the frames using the same ink.
Step 5
I added some wooden bee embelishments from the same Sticker Kitten Bee Garden range to the edges and centre and finished off with some clear stickers giving the Triptych it's name


I hope you enjoyed this fun little project, and thank you all for your support and comments over the last year, take care
Sarah x






Friday, 20 April 2018

Stamping with Brushos - Cardmaking Video Tutorial by Susanne

Hi everyone!

I am sharing a clean and simple greeting card today. Instead of normal stamping ink I used Brushos to stamp my main image.


On top of the feather I used some gold Aztec Metallic paint to add some highlights. The different colour splatters finish up the composition.

Enjoy watching the video:




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


Supplies:
ColourCraft:


Others:
Tim Holtz Stamping Platform
Feather stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Break The Rules Art Journal Page


Hi all

I am back with a art journal page using Brusho Powders. I wanted to create an art journal page that was a bit different.




I used a stencil to create the face shape and then i added texture using different mediums.


I then added Orange, Lemon and Red Brusho Crystal Powders over the top and let the colours blend.


I then used a die cut to make the words anf painted them. I added decorative sand to parts of the background to add more texture.




Monday, 16 April 2018

A fond farewell by Terri Koszler



Hi Terri here today to say farewell, as this is my last post for the first ever Colourcraft Design team.  Fear not I will be popping back in every so often with some Screen printing posts to keep you updated on new techniques and way to incorporate screen printing into your crafting.


I thought as it's my last post I would not only create using screen printing and Brusho but I would create 3 cards, because all good things come in 3s.



I started my projects off by pulling a simple print using my screen sensation seed pods screen along with Colourcraft's Gold textile screen printing ink.


Once dry I cut my print down to make four 5"x5" prints.  I then added a sprinkle of Olive green brusho and spritzed with water.  I allowed this to dry naturally and then mounted them onto dark brown card. I added a stamped quote to each image using Altenew's Beautiful quote stamps. I added 3 of the 4 images to 6"x6" white card blanks.  (I chose not to use the dandelion head image as the brusho covered too much of the image)

Here's what each of the cards looks like;






I have had so much fun over the past 12 months creating a variety of projects for the blog and want to take this opportunity to thank Clare Horner our DT coordinator for all her hard work and guidance and everyone at Colourcraft for providing me with such amazing products to work with and for their confidence in my ability to showcase their products.

I look forward to seeing what the next team create.




Friday, 13 April 2018

Allsorts by Rebecca Yoxall


Hey there!
 Thanks for stopping by on this fine, but maybe a bit wet, Friday.
I've gone all sweet today with a painting in the wonderful Brusho of some Liquorice Allsorts. I have to be honest they are not my favourite tasting sweets BUT I hope you agree that they make a fantastic subject to have a bit of fun with and of course show off the stunning Brusho colours.
So go buy yourself your favourite treats and have a go at your own 'Sweet Art' in Brusho. But don't eat them first!


I began by drawing out my design thinking about piling some of the sweets on top of each other and having the odd sweet scattered a bit further out of the main group to make a pleasing arrangement. 

I then applied some wax using one of the wax sticks produced by Colourcraft (these sticks are much smoother and allow for more accuracy of application than candle wax) The image below shows where the wax provides a resist to the Brusho colours of Yellow and Rose to create a basic highlight and shine on the edge of the sweet.


I began to build up the Yellow and Rose colour washes by mixing on a palette to control the consistency/richness of the colour and mixing both the Rose and Yellow Brusho together for an orange shade which also gives me some darker tones on the yellow sweets. Only a small amount of Brusho is required for this making it so economical as a medium for painting with.


I made sure to leave the space for the black liquorice and also painted in the blue sweets with Ost Blue Brusho. Again the Ost Blue Brusho was sprinkled onto a palette and mixed with water to achieving a light tone.


I continued to build these bright colours to capture a 3 dimensional feel by using both darker and lighter mixes. this is most obvious in the sweet at the bottom where the top is yellow indicating light is hitting this area and an orange mix (rose and yellow) painted around the side representing a shadow. 
Once all of the bright colours were dry it was time to paint in the liquorice. For this I used the black Brusho again mixed up on my palette. 
This really makes the bright colours POP.


My final layer addressed the background as I felt the sweets were floating on the page although I quite like the look of a crisp white background. This meant I didn't want to add too much and overpower the Allsorts with a heavy or complex background. I used the Ost Blue Brusho mixed with a tiny amount of Black Brusho to paint a quite diluted mix on the left side of the sweets and for a bit of extra interest I flicked my paint brush making some splatters/spatters of colour.


I hope you like it! 
I'd love to see if you have a go at a 'sweet art' piece. 
So what are you waiting for? The sweet shop is calling!
Bec

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Cute layout by Kate

Hi,

I would like to share with you layout with my son (this photo is 8 years old, there is my Toby and his favourite toy, this photo was taken after long walk when he was tired). It is quite simple layout where at background I used different brushos and I did not add to much water. I made some stamping and I build background with die cut circles.


















Have a nice day
Kate
 
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