It’s the first Wednesday of the month so it’s time for a Stamping Techniques to Try Blog Hop, this month we are focussing on Brusho! Brusho is a highly pigmented water colour ink crystal.  They are a really fine powder that, when mixed with water gives some amazing backgrounds and effects!  I am using them today as a water colour wash, the pigment is so vibrant and you only need a tiny amount!

Here is my card using the fabulous Petal Palette stamp set.  I made these cards for my December customer thank yous and birthday cards, I made lots as you will be able to see later, each one is unique, I love that!

Brusho Inspiring Inkin Amanda Fowler Techniques Stampin Up!

So to start off you need somewhere to contain your Brusho, I’m using an acrylic block so it’s easier to see on the pictures, but a plate would work too.  Can you see the little wooden peg at the top?  You use a push pin to make 1-3 holes in the top and you shake out the Brusho like a salt shaker.  DON’T take the tab off and try and pour out the Brusho, it’s way too concentrated!

Brusho Inspiring Inkin Amanda Fowler Techniques Stampin Up!

Add a few drops of water to the powder, look how vibrant the colour is.

When I was making the cards I used 2 separate Aqua-Painters it was much easier than cleaning the brush each time as I was making 60 cards!  I stamped the images in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and left them to dry for an hour or so to make sure the ink wouldn’t budge and I used Shimmery White card to stamp and water colour onto, it’s my favourite water-colouring card.

I used a technique called wet on wet, its exactly what it says on the tin, you add the 2nd colour when the 1st colour is still wet.  That was how I was able to get clear yellow, clear blue and some lovely shades of green too.  On each card I started with the yellow and then added the blue.

Here is another card in close up.

Brusho Inspiring Inkin Amanda Fowler Techniques Stampin Up!

When you are making a production line, window ledges are very useful!

Brusho Inspiring Inkin Amanda Fowler Techniques Stampin Up!

Here are just a few of them dried and ready to go!

Product List for the Brusho Petal Palette card, click on the pictures to go shopping in my online store.

 

So there are lots more projects and techniques for you to see, follow the links below to hop !