Brusho Crystal Coulors are a fun, new product that Stampin’ UP! is offering in the Occasions catalog. You can create so many beautiful, watercolor effects with Brushos! On the two samples below, I started with watercolor paper. For the sample on the left, I sprinkled various Brushos over the paper, then spritzed lightly with water. On the right, I wet the paper thoroughly first, then sprinkled on my Brushos. It’s kind of neat to see how changing the steps slightly creates such different looks.
I began by stamping the flowers in Versamark ink onto Watercolor Paper. Next, I sprinkled the images with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated the powder with a heat tool until it melted. Once cool, I filled the sections with water using an Aqua Painter. I added colors individually, starting with the yellow center and working my way out with the red and orange crystals. The end result is a muted, but bold watercolored image.
The backgound was sprinkled with the Prussian Blue Brusho crystals before spritzing with water. It gives it a very splattered, random effect. You’ll get different results using different papers such as our Shimmery White, Whisper White, and Watercolor paper. Once all the pieces were fully dry, I fussy cut the flowers and stamped the greeting in Basic Black archival ink.
I still need to complete cards for the 2 background images above, so I’m sure I’ll have a few more Brusho projects to share soon.
You’ll find a complete list of products used at the end of this post.