Winter in the form of white
powdery stuff falling occasionally
from the grey skies has arrived
and brought with it the cold............
brrr.... and tingly fingers.........
Perhaps if I type faster it might
warm them up. Haha!
Following my announcement that
the Wishing Well has been re-activated
Kate R contacted me asking if we
could demystify Brushos.
Happy to oblige, we have a short series
of articles from Helen Chilton showing
us the joy of using Brushos
Brushos The Basics
"Don't open the lid of the Brusho pot,
make a hole through the lid with a
pokey tool like on a glitter shaker.
I label my lids so I can pick the colours out
easily as all the pots look the same!
Shake some powder onto stamping card -
a little goes a long way.
Spritz with water and watch the magic happen!
Note how each colour is actually made up of
several different colours.
You can then choose how to dry it.
Not much difference between the first two,
but blotting makes quite a big difference.
The type of card you choose also makes a difference.
More controlled colouring with Brusho:
Stamp and white emboss some flowers from
PaperArtsy ZA07 onto watercolour card.
Sprinkle tiny bits of powder onto
where you want to colour
Spritz close to....
...and blot to control flow of colour.
Carry on working on small areas at a time until you've finished.
Want to make some areas darker? Just repeat the process."
Thanks Helen. Look forward to Part Two
Lots to take in and, if you have some
Brushos do have a play with them
following Helen's guidelines - a great way
to start off.
The next Wishing Well article will be
on the last Sunday of the month when
Helen will be showing us more ways
PS: Did you notice the links? Where
an item is in colour and underlined
just click on and the product page will
open in a new tab