Today I am sharing a card that I created using a new technique (for me). Brusho! I was fortunate to have been the recipient of 12 samples of Brusho paint from a friend of mine, Steph, and this is the first chance I have had to use them. I also took the opportunity to use a new stamp set that arrived yesterday following my little shopping spree at Seven Hills Crafts.
To create the card, I took the faceted stamp and white heat embossed it on some watercolour paper, using my MISTI. The actual stamp is the size of an American A2 sized card so fits perfectly onto the base card. Once I had heat set the powder, I then took a selection of paints and put a tiny bit of pigment from each onto a white ceramic tile. You really do not need much pigment at all – a little goes a very long way. I used Yellow, Lemon, Orange, Scarlet and Brilliant Red powders.
I mixed some water into each of my pigments to get the powder moving on the tile. I then took a small amount of the paint and dropped it into one of the triangles using my water brush to colour it in. I then decided it might work better if I used a wet-on-wet technique so I proceeded to cover the whole panel in water and then started to paint again – this was not a good idea! As I started to colour, the paint started bleeding from one triangle to the next!! So I dabbed off a lot of the water and went back to my original technique.
I had no real plan of where to put each colour, I just tried to find a balance as I went along, making sure that I did not paint next to a triangle that was drying as I didn’t want to risk any more bleeding. Once the panel was finished, I went back over some of the triangles adding a little more pigment here and there where I felt it was not strong enough and also drying the panel with my heat gun intermittently. I mixed between using a water brush and a really fine paintbrush depending on what triangle I was colouring.
I white heat embossed two of the sentiments onto black cardstock, popped them onto foam and mounted them onto the panel. To finish I added a few gold and black adhesive gems. I really wanted to use sequins but don’t have the right colours – more shopping required!
I am absolutely going to love this stamp, I know that already, and I really like how this turned out, especially for the first attempt. There is room for improvement though! I also think it will be really useful stamp for masculine cards.
I hope that you like the card and thank you for coming to read all about it. See you next week.
Supplies used: Neat & Tangled Faceted Stamp; Brusho Paint (colours listed above); Hahnemuhle Britannia Rough Watercolour Paper; Foam Adhesive Tape; Double Sided Adhesive Tape; Hero Arts White Embossing Powder; Black cardstock; Gold and Black adhesive gems; White A2 card base.