Monday, October 19, 2015

Background Tutorial With Brusho

Hey stamping friends!
Today I want to share a card you may have seen already with the fabulous new October release -- and show how I made the background.

I used Brusho Crystal Colors (watercolor powdered pigments) for the entire background and it's so easy!

First, I stamped my dove from Name Above All Names in Archival Black Ink by Stampin' Up! Make sure you are using an ink that doesn't bleed when combined with water. I recommend this pad -- or India Ink for use with Brusho. You will notice I have a texture to my watercolor paper -- for that you will want Cold Press paper. If you want a smooth finish, you will need Hot Press.
Next I gathered my other supplies. I am using two colors today -- Turquoise and Ultramarine Blue.
I sprinkle tapped the Turquoise powder (a VERY SMALL amount - it's easier to add then take away!) on my paper and then misted with a fine spray (Ranger misters are widely available and work great, but any fine mist will do. You will see a couple of larger crystals above in the lower left photo. I took those off, as I knew it would be too much powder for what I wanted.

I misted and added until I got the look I wanted, then sprinkled the Ultramarine blue on top. I made a little blue branch for my dove to sit on by turning and tapping the powder down the side of the card.
I misted again, and then heat set with my heat gun.

The dove was watercolored with Sakura Koi watercolor paints and then cut out. I stamped the sentiment with Archival Black ink and adhered the dove with foam tape. I added a mat of violet cardstock behind the main panel. All done!
Once you try Brusho powders, you will LOVE them!

Thanks for looking!


Cathymac said...

Just beautiful, Judy! Love the clean design and the pretty blue colors! Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial!

Naomi said...

So pretty and peaceful! Thanks for all the helpful photos. I need to get out my Bisters and work with them a bit more. They can be messy, but the results are always stunning! Beautiful card!

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous background! I love the font and the image for it. Thanks for the picture toot.