Today I’d like to share a technique that I had posted earlier this year and I card that I did with my Stamp Clubs. They were the first to use the Brusho Crystal Colour technique … an awesome product that was introduced in the Occasions catalog and can now be found in the Annual Catalog on page 202.
On this card we used the Shimmery White Cardstock and the “Beautiful Day” stamp set. We will be embossing the flower with the black embossing powder.
Next thing you want to do is to poke a hole or two in the top of the plastic bottle the Brusho is in. I used my Paper Piercer to poke the hole and then use a push pin to keep it sealed ….
I like to use a little washi tape to hold my sides down … it keep the colors from running together if the paper “rolls up” from the water. Then you will gently tap the Brusho bottom to dispense the powder … Less is More! You can always add more but it’s best to start light, especially if you are new to this technique. It looks a little like peppering your food! lol
I started with “Yellow” in the center, “Gamboge” around the center, and then the “Brilliant Red” around the outer petals.
Now with your Stampin’ Spritzer … spritz some water onto the image. I stand during this process and I’m at least 8 – 12″ above my cardstock – You don’t have to measure, but if you are too close it might splatter your color.
Notice I kept the Brusho colors I used away from the leaf — also less spritzing, I can always add water with the use of my Aqua Painter… which I will be using to color in the leaf.
With the use of my Aqua Painter, I began to move my color around starting with the yellow. I keep a tissue or paper towel handy to keep my Aqua Painter clean. If you mix your colors too much – you’ll end up with one color or a mess!
Once the color was where I wanted it, I tapped a bit of the Green Brusho onto a block and used my Aqua Painter to pick up the crystals and color in the leaf directly. That is two techniques you’ve now learned with the Brusho!! Once DRY you can cut it out and mount it to your card ….
I used a Whisper White base with a Basic Black mat and my background was embossed with the beautiful “Layered Leaves” Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. The greeting comes from the stamp set “Beautiful Day” which is found on page 134 of the Annual catalog.
It really is simple to use … Remember, I did this at my Stampin’ Club and each and everyone’s card turned out beautiful yet no two were alike … it was awesome!!
Please let me know if you have any questions about this technique or please leave a comment on what you would like me to share on an upcoming Technique Tuesday.
Thank you for joining me today ~
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