Welcome back …. what a whirlwind month it has been so far in February! Today I am participating in the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop, which is organised by the wonderful Jessie Holton. You may be starting here with me, or you may have come from the blog of the gorgeous Ellen Woodbridge. The theme of the hop is “Colouring”, and since I have not yet fully explored the potential of Brusho Crystal Colour, let’s delve into this exciting medium today.
Brusho Crystal Colour
I have coloured the flowers with Brusho and also then created the background as well. Using the same medium for both keeps the colour tones similar for all elements on the card. Every card will yield a different result. My advice is to “go with the flow” … don’t expect this medium to do exactly what it is told!
Touches of Texture
The flowers are from the Touches of Texture stamp set and are stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink onto Watercolour card cut slightly larger than you will need for your project. To colour the flowers, I first added plain water to the flower with an Aqua Painter, then lightly tapped some yellow crystals into the water. Go gently so that the crystals are contained within the flower petals. Spread the colour over the petals with the Aqua Painter, ensuring you don’t add too much more water or the colour will spread outside the lines. Very,very gently tap a few crystals of Gamboge Brusho Crystal Colour onto the petals. They should start to mix and blend automatically with the yellow, but give them a helping hand with the Aqua Painter if needed.
To colour the leaves, I mixed Yellow Brusho Crystals with a light touch of Prussian Blue crystals and water on an acrylic block. Once you have the green colour you require, colour the leaves with the Aqua Painter.
At this point dry the piece with your heat tool before working on the background.
To colour the background, apply water around the edges of the watercolour piece and in towards the flowers. Tap Yellow Brusho Crystals into the wet areas and allow them to blend. Lightly tap Brilliant Red Brusho Crystals around the edges, staying away from the flowers. Blend the colours together with an Aqua Painter. The aim is to leave a lighter highlight area around the flowers.
Once the piece is dry, trim it down to measure 9.7cm x 14cm (for a C6 metric card). Use some of the scrap pieces to stamp a greeting and cut out close to words. Adhere to floral piece. Mat the whole piece with black card and adhere to a Whisper White card front.
I hope you have enjoyed this project as much as I enjoyed creating it. The Brusho Crystal Colours are exciting to work with, just don’t expect to be able to do exactly the same thing twice!
Next up in the hop is Anna Krol …. you simply have to go and visit Anna’s blog. She is an amazing artist and her work is sure to be stunning.
Here is the full list of hop participants … there are 20 of us, so just imagine all the colouring ideas you will get from this hop!
Have fun and see you again soon!
If you are in Australia and would like to purchase the supplies I used to create this card, just click on the thumb nail images below to go straight to that item in my shop. If you are shopping online, don’t forget to use the February Rewards code when you check out to get an extra gift and card from me at the end of the month.
Also don’t forget, we are still in Sale-A-Bration mode, so you will get to choose a free item from the Sale-A-Bration flyer for every $90 spent in one order. There are more Sale-A-Bration items coming available on 16th February as well!
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