Tuesday, September 16, 2014
STAMPlorations and Brushos
Cornelia here today, playing again with Brushos - my new favorite "toy"
I just love those colors! And Brushos are so easy to use. Here is my tutorial:
I started out with water color paper, Versamark and that beautiful STAMPlorations Damask background stamp. I used mu embossing buddy first, to get clean embossing.
Her is a little trick I learned from Jennifer McGuire - on large stamps I put the paper on the stamp and then rub my fingers over the paper to get all the ink onto the paper rather than pressing the stamp onto the paper. You see that I did not even bother to remove the stamp from its plastic sheet....
I sprinkled it with white embossing powder - clear would probably work just as well, but my clear embossing powder is not as fine as my white one and I wanted all that detail.
I sprinkled various Brusho greens onto the paper, starting with turquoise at the top. The paper then looks like you added a little bit of pepper from a salt/pepper shaker. I took a picture, but it came out too blurry, so I can't show it to you...
I then misted it with water using a mini mister and the Brusho pigment crystals come to life! I moved the color around a bit with a water brush, to just get it to the edges of the paper.
The paper then needs to dry - you can speed this up with a heat tool...
I heat embossed the daisy from the Bloom Sentiments set onto water color paper and also used Brushos to color it. (Used a left over snippet - this goes into the Snippet Playground)
Again I used my water brush to move the color around.
I fuzzy cut the daisy and decided it needed a stem. Used one of the brush stroke stamps from Celebrate Artsy and forest moss distress ink, added it onto a small leftover strip watercolor paper and cut it out as well.
I heat embossed the sentiment in white onto black cardstock (also a snippet), glued it onto the card and added the daisy including its stem with foam tape.
Lastly I added Stickles to the center of the daisy, but it doesnt' show....
Those are the sets I used:
And with this card I want to wish Bev from Happy Dance a Happy Birthday! She is a fabulous card maker - make sure you step by her blog and wish her well! Darnell is hosting the party and you can link a card for Bev at Maskerade - Adyth's blog - it will be open for two weeks so that you can come and join the party too!
As already mentioned - I will link this card with the Snippets Playground - use a snippet
Seize the Birthday - anything birthday
Simon Says Wednesday challenge - make your own background
Just us Girls - watercoloring
Head over to the STAMPlorations blog if you want to play in this month challenges, or pull out your stamps and make a card!