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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Fun with Brushos .......

Happy Wednesday .......

Middle of the week already ...... and hardly anything done!  OK .... a few things have been crossed off the list, but it doesn't seem to be getting any shorter!

Last weekend I ran a workshop for my lovely group of crafty ladies.  Hubby was away on a 'lads weekend' so there was no rush to get things finished ..... we had a great time, lots of fun and there was chocolate ....... and cake of course!

We spent the day playing with Brushos ..... those little pots of magic as I like to call them. We'd all used them before .... some of us love them, some not so much!  But I think everyone was happy with their results at the end of the day.

Here's a little bit of what we got up to .......

We used different types of cardstock to create pretty backgrounds ..... watercolour card, both textured and smooth.   My favourite 'Ink Me' cardstock that I use for everything, and mixed media card.  It was nice to see how the Brusho reacted differently on each.

We then used some of the background sheets to create quick and easy cards ....... using pretty silhouette florals, always a winner.  I also did a bit of inlaid die cutting for the sentiment

A little bit of white heat embossing looks lovely ....

Again a really simple design .... use your favourite colours of Brusho, spritz with water and watch the colours blend

Make sure that the card is completely dry before embossing, and always use an anti static bag first

And you know me .... I don't like to throw anything away.  Use the small, cut off pieces to create matching tags ..... so cute!!

We then used the Brushos to paint with .......

Stamped and embossed the flowers first then coloured the background.  I like to choose the colours for the flowers and then use the same for the background.
I sprinkled the Brusho onto the flowers and then spritzed, quite heavily, with water to spread the colour over the whole of the background.

I repeated this a few times, always starting with the colour on the flowers and spritzing it over the whole card, mopping up any excess in between.
Once I was happy with the background I then used the same Brusho colours to make the flowers more intense.  Simply mix the powder with water and use as a paint

I also added in a touch of green for the leaves .....

I love how the white embossing acts as a resist to the Brusho keeping the stamped image clean.

Another thing I like to do is use a Glazing Medium to spread the colour ........

Simply sprinkle the Brusho onto a piece of card, fill a paintbrush with the glazing medium and use to spread the colour .....
I used a right old mix here but I love how it turned out

More white embossing over the top and the job's done!

I'm not always happy with the results I get using Brushos .... they can be a little unpredictable shall we say, when spritzing with water ..... no two pieces will ever be the same no matter how hard you try.  I don't throw any pieces away though .... they'll always come in for something.
Use them with punches or dies, or simply stamp onto them and fussy cut your images, it's a great way of adding colour to flowers, or butterflies  .... whatever you like really.

Here's a couple more ideas for you ......

Pretty little butterflies, die cut and then stamped and heat embossed .......

Or simple florals ..... die cut and layered

Have fun with your Brushos, they really are little pots of magic!

Thanks for popping by.
The sun is shining again here so I think it's time to make the most of it and have lunch outside.  Enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time ......


  1. Wow, you've been having fun with Brushos! I especially love the white-embossed butterfly card and tag, and the stamped butterfly snippet. Must do that.

  2. Beautiful brusho cards Linda. Looks like you had a lot of fun making these and I bet the ladies did to. Great variety of techniques and styles. Each one unique and creative. Always inspired when I drop by. :) xx

  3. An absolutely Brushotastic post! So many ideas and so many fab cards, thank you! xxx

  4. So many beautiful examples of Brushos!! Love the embossing with the lovely backgrounds, too.


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