Friday, April 13, 2018

Brusho Backgrounds

I had a lot of fun this spring experimenting with Stampin' Up's new watercolor product called Brusho Crystal Color. Brusho can be used to create a variety of fun effects, from wet on wet washes to wet on dry splatters. The possibilities are endless!

For my March stampin' club class, I showcased a few ideas for using Brusho on card projects. Our make and take was this storm cloud card featuring a wet on wet background. We wet our watercolor paper with aqua painters, sprinkled on the blue Brusho crystals, and blended with the aqua painter and lots of water. For more intense color, use more crystals, and for a lighter background use fewer. Since we wanted a stormy, dark background for this card, we used a lot of intense color.

Since a rainbow comes after every shower, I experimented with creating a wet on dry sunrise background by sprinkling Brusho on dry watercolor paper and spraying with my spritzer. The effect is so cool and really reminds me of scattering sunlight! I used Brusho with water to paint my rainbow die cuts on watercolor paper. 

I used the same background effect on this card substituting green crystals. The moss green crystals contain flecks of purple, and this earthy color formed a great base for my Orchid Builder set. I have a gorgeous purple orchid in my house that blooms all year round, so I'm sure that was part of my inspiration too!

I hope you feel inspired to give Brusho a try!