Hey, I hope you've had a great start to your week and I am so glad you found some time to pop by! I recently was given some Brusho's for my birthday after trying them out at the Craft show at the NEC. I was lucky enough to have ago with them at a workshop and I love the virbancy of the colours. Brusho's are, from what I have learnt so far, a watercolour pigment powder and can be used in many different ways. Today I showing you one technique and hope to show you more in the future. So today, I am showing you how you can paint these simple yet full of depth and dimension Christmas Brusho Baubles.
For this technique, I premixed a little of the powder with water on a palette - to create a paint source. However, typically Brusho's are meant to be used by applying the powder to water on your paper. This does create fantastic effects, but for this card I wanted a little more control, so I premixed the colours.
Materials required for Brusho Baubles Christmas Card:
- Pencil and rubber
- Stadtler triplus fineliner - black
- A selection of Colourcraft Brusho colours - I only used 2 and got fantastic depth in the card. Be careful if you use more than 3 colours - you could end up with a muddy mess with the colours blending. I used Purple and Black
- Paintbrush- I used a round 6 and 2
- Watercolour paper - This is cold press 140lb
- Christmas sentiment Die cut
- Wink of Stella pen
- Black card base
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Bursho Baubles Christmnas Card details
First of all, I drew three rough circles in pencil where I wanted the Brusho baubles to hang. Using the Fineliner pen, I highlighted the areas of the circle that would be in shadow. When the water hits the pen later, it activates it helping to create shading. When I was happy with the baubles, I rubbed out the pencil so only a very faint line could be seen. If I left these lines dark, they would show through the paint later on.
To paint the baubles, I filled each cirlce with clear water. I dropped some of the premixed purple colour to one side of the bauble - where I wanted it to be the darkest. The Bursho's move and blend through the water and you can help this along. However, you will find that they do a lot of the work for you.
The Brusho powder is made up of a variety of colour crystals which, when mixed, blend together to produce one colour. Even though I premixed the colour prior to using it, you still can get an array of colours coming through which is the nature of Brushos. This helps given the baubles their dimension. I tried to control the colour so less pigment spread to the top left of the baubles. I used the black Brusho to paint in the bauble top and string, and add some more shading to the bottom right of the baubles.
Finishing the Brusho Baubles Christmas card:
To assemble the card I trimmed my card down to fit onto my cardbase - I left a "1/8 off each side to add a little black to tie in with the sentiment. The sentiment was die cut out of black card and added onto one bauble. Lastly, I added a touch of sparkle to the card by colouring the die cut with my Wink of Stella pen. It just sets the tone of the card - understated sophistication!
Did you like this project? Why not pin it and save for later? It will be there for when you need it!
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