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Hello friends! I have been playing with the new Brusho Color Crystals quite a bit since I learned that they would be available in the Occasions catalog! If you have not heard of them, they are concentrated powders that “burst” when you add water to them. Kind of like watercoloring, but waaaaay more fun. I love that you get a different outcome every time.
I did a quick video on Youtube on how I made the background for the butterfly as well as the card background. Both are pretty simple to do, but here are some tips if you have never used Brusho before:
1. Use quality watercolor paper. You use a lot of water when you use Brushos, so a high quality paper (like the one Stampin’ Up! sells HERE) is a must!
2. Start small. I poke a very small hole in the top of my container (where the little indent is) with a pushpin or a skewer so that when I shake out powder, I only get a small amount. You can always add more later.
3. Have on hand: spray bottle of water, a small brush, a container of plain water, and some paper towel. I lay down paper towel to do my brusho, as I find it makes less of a mess.
4. Realize that brushos can be temperamental and that you will get something unique and different each time!
5. Make sure your paper is COMPLETELY DRY before taking the next step. You can use your heat tool to hasten this process.
Here is the card I refer to in the video:
To make, you’ll need:
-Whisper White cardstock, 5 x 1/2″ by 8 x 1/2″ scored at 4 x 1/4″
-Calypso Coral layer, 5 x 1/4″ by 4″
–Watercolor paper, 5″ by 3 x 3/4″ plus another piece big enough to stamp the butterfly on
-Gold foil sheet
-scrap Island Indigo cardstock for the die cut
–Beautiful Day stamp set
-StazOn Black ink
–Celebrate You thinlits dies (FREE with your purchase of $100 or more!)
To see the video, click here: Brusho Crystal background tutorial. Please like and share so that more can enjoy it!
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Have an inky day!