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Brusho Peace…

The recipe of water, Brusho Colour Crystals and watercolor paper is magic!  You can work like a free spirit with wild abandon or much more structured with a brush…either way the results are really magically…

Today’s post is a little more structured with a maintained border…

Does this look magical to you?  To me it suggests movement and atmosphere…

Lots of snow.

The watercolor panel was add to the card front with Strip Adhesive.

The Sheltering Tree was stamped just outside the border once the background was dry.

Here’s my suggestion if you are planning to invest in the Brusho Colour Crystals.  Commit to using several watercolor panels to experiment with.  Create panels with and without borders to see which way you like them best…no right or wrong here.  Try lying down the crystals on the panel and spritzing with water and reversing that procedure.  Which way do you get the best results?

Now I know the colours come with instructions not to open the bottles.  Really!  Seriously?  Whatever, I opened all the bottles and did not punch a hole in the top.

I’ll confess to being a control freak…no lie!  So I use a small dry brush (it’s really just an old brush) like a small shovel and scoop crystals onto the brush and tap the brush handle with my index finger to add colour exactly where I want it.  Call me a rebel.  Don’t be afraid to give it a try.

Would I do a class in my studio with this product…uh, no!  But I do plan on making several videos.  Generally my “live” videos are on Sunday afternoons through my Rambling Rose Studio facebook page.  Be sure to “like” the page so you will be notified when videos are being shown.

Alright.  Are you ready for some Stuff ‘N Digits on this card?  Here you go…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and Watercolor paper
  • Ink:  Early Espresso
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree and Christmas Quilt (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  VersaMark, White Embossing Powder, White Paint Pen and Opaque White Watercolor, Low Tack Artists Tape. Smoky Slate Marker

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White card base is 4-1/4″ x 11″.  Score, fold and burnished at 5-1/2″.
  • The watercolor paper is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  With low tack tape, tape watercolor paper to a clip board.  Burnish borders to keep watercolor from seeping under the tape.
  • Spritz the watercolor paper and be sure the entire surface is good and wet but not running off the paper.  You can smooth over the surface with an Aqua Painter if you want.
  • Here I used Yellow, Gamboge and Prussian Blue.  Where you see green is where the yellows mixed with the blue.  The Prussian Blue is intense so start lightly with the crystals.  Give the colours time to blend and encourage more blending with your water spritzer at this point.  You can touch the edges to soak up extra water that collect at the edges.
  • Let dry completely.
  • Stamp sentiment in VersaMark at right bottom corner,  sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and heat set.
  • Stamp Sheltering Tree stamp at left bottom corner just outside the border at bottom and left side in Early Espresso.
  • With a White Paint Pen add “snow” to the right side of tree and tops of branches.  Add dots with paint pen for snow.  If you want more snow in a variety of sizes, use an old brush and dip into a white opaque water color and splatter more snow.
  • Isn’t it magical?
  • Add this panel once dry to the card front using Strip Adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed this post and it will inspire you to give this new product a try.  Enjoy playing with it!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

will do!

Come get inky with me…Be HaPpY!

 

B

Comments

  1. This is stunning!!! I love your creativity and thank you so much for sharing all you do. Big blessings, Laurie from New Hampshire.

  2. Wow! I love this – please share some more! I will rethink this and perhaps give myself a new outlet this year.

  3. I can’t wait to get brusho crystals so I can try backgrounds like this! It’s just beautiful.