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Faux Tie Dye Background – Brusho

Hello! It is great to see you back here for some more inspiration. Last month I got some Brusho’s as a birthday present and these are fabulous watercolour powders. They have beautiful vibrant colours and some fantastic properties that make them a great addition to my craft stash. I have already showed you a card where I painted in a traditional watercolour manner. But today, I wanted to show you how amazing the powder is when your spray water over them on top of your paper. It creates this amazing faux tie dye effect. So read on and take look at how these cards came together!

Materials required for faux tie dye cards:

  • Brusho – I used 3 colours for these cards: Purple, Turquoise, and Ultramarine. I wouldn’t use more than 3 colours and only use three colours that are close to each other on the colour wheel. Otherwise you could end up with a muddy mess!
  • A dry brush
  • Water spray bottle – I use a cheap one that came in a travel set to take on a plane.
  • Watercolour paper – I use cold press 140lb paper
  • Card base – these two small notelets are 5″ X 3″3/4
  • Sentiment stamp
  • Versamark
  • Embossing powder – I used WOW! Embossing Rose Gold and White
  • Large sentiments – to find out how to create these foiled sentiments check out this post here.
  • Stitched rectangle die – I got mine at The Works
  • Foam tape
For links to some of these products, see the end of the post.

Faux Tie Dye Card details

After selecting the colours of Brusho’s I wanted to use, I gently tapped small amounts of the powder onto my watercolour paper with a dry brush. You only need very small amounts, a little goes a long way with Brusho!! I placed the colours randomly on the card to increase the chance of colours mixing and creating new colours.

Using the water bottle, I sprizted the paper over head and allowed the colours to mix. The further away you are from the paper the more of a mist you will get and the water/colour will only spread a little. The closer you are to the paper the larger the pools of water  are and the more the colours will blend. 

It is up to you which you choose to do as it is completely based on your preference. I wanted a more softer blend to my background so I spritzed closer to the paper. I plan to show you the opposite in the future. You can carry on adding more colour and water, but be careful not to over-saturate your paper or create a muddy mess!

When you are happy with the background, you need to make sure it is dry before you heat emboss. If you are impatient, you can heat set it with your heat gun. When dry, you can die cut your panel to create any shape background. With this background, I was able to create 2 stitched rectangle panels for the cards. 

For the card above I heat embossed the secondary sentiment in rose gold and foam mounted the large sentiment with clear foam pads.  This panel was then foam mounted onto the card and finished off with clear Tonic Nuvo drops. 

Thanks Faux Tie Dye Card

For the second card, I positioned the sentiment down into one corner. I loved the cluster and explosion of the colour in this corner and wanted to use it as a focal point. This helps lead the eye to the sentiment, but at the same gives great movement to the card. Again, I heat embossed the secondary sentiment and foam mounted the panel onto the cardbase. Lastly, I added a few more Tonic Nuvo Drops around the sentiment to add detail. 

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*this post was NOT sponsored, requested, or paid for; I have written it because I wanted to. The information provided is based on my own personal experience. I am not an expert and I do not work for these companies. 

About Me

Hi, I am Verity and I live in the UK.  I love to create beautiful projects whenever I can. My main passion lies with Papercrafting, however, I will always turn my hand to a new project or craft any chance I get.


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