Hello stampers! If you have not heard anything about Brusho yet, hold on to your hat. Brusho is an intensely coloured pigmented water colour ink powder. A little goes a long way! See my earlier post here for more information. I recently learned that it works best when you use warm or hot water! For this post I have mainly used Brusho for painting. You simply put a little powder on one of our acrylic blocks and then squeeze on a little water using an aquapainter.

 

 

Our colours work great all by themselves but you can play around by mixing them up to make lots of new colours and shades. Trust me, this could lead to an all day adventure!! This is the first card I made using this technique. I used the stamp set Petal Palette. It was so nice to have the framelits to cut it out too.

 

The Brusho just makes these flowers come alive.

 

I lightly inked up the Pinewood Planks embossing folder with sahara sand to give it an even more realistic look. The framelits are all from the Petal Palette bundle except for the oval which is from the Stitched Shapes framelits. Very, very nice. Now this is an expensive bundle, I’m not going to lie. The best way to get it in my opinion is to get the starter kit. It is such an amazing deal at this time of year. I have a video explaining why I think it is too good to pass up.

 

 

Here is a close up of the Petal Palette card that shows the two framelits I used for the sentiment. I love this look, so delicate and yet so easy to use.

 

Here you can see the framelits from the Petal Palette bundle that I used for the sentiment

 

The next thing I did with the Brusho was paint the birds from Best Birds. I was really happy with how they turned out. I am using Shimmer White paper because I used up all of my watercolour paper and I simply couldn’t wait for it to arrive. The shimmer white holds up really well, so it is a great option for watercolouring.

 

Wood Textures Paper and Best Birds with Brusho

 

For the last card I first wet the shimmer white cardstock with water and then I sprinkled on three different colours of Brusho- the Prussian Blue, Brilliant Red and Yellow. Then I stamped the girl from Beautiful You with Archival Black ink and when it was all dry I painted the girls dress with more Brilliant Red Brusho. I so love this card!!

 

Pinewood Planks embossing folder is a great fit with this Brusho Beautiful You image.

 

One of the reasons that I fell in love with Stampin’Up! is that the artwork from the stamps combined with ink and paper truly made me feel artistic and creative. For someone who would never take an art class in high school that is quite the statement. Brusho has made me even happier as it takes card making to a whole new level of fun and creativity!! Here is a close up of the Beautiful You girl.

 

An explosion of colour and joy using Brusho and Beautiful You.

 

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what you can do with Brusho! As you can see, I have totally fallen in love with it and I am going to offer an introductory class on Wednesday February 7 at 1pm and 7pm. Included in the class is a pack of Brusho, a package of watercolour paper and two aquapainters. Cost is $69.25 plus shipping and tax, but you also get a free sale-a-bration item and you will make five cards for free! Class is limited, so please sign up soon to avoid disappointment.

 

I will finish this blog post by sharing a video on how I made the images for these cards. I hope you find it helpful!!

 

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