Sunday, 18 November 2018

Stamping with Brusho

Have you come across Brusho ink powders and their ilk? I love them, the end results are usually spectacular so when I saw that you could stamp with them I just had to try for myself. This is the result of my experiments.

The idea is that you ink the stamp with Versamark then sprinkle Brusho or other ink crystals over, spritz with water then stamp. I chose a PB stamp as it had large leaves but then realised that the berries were also on the leaves so I had to rethink the technique to get a good image. 
Using my MISTI, I inked the berries and stems with a Versamark pen before adding my powders and spritzing and stamping on watercolour paper. I repeated the process, but this time over the leaves. Think I went a bit mad with the water and put too much Brusho on the leaves as well but the end result wasn't too bad, especially when I added some splatters! To crisp up the berries, I added some white hi lights with a gel pen. 
The panel was originally bigger but I decided to cut it down a little, eliminating most of the branches from the design, mounted it on a panel of red and then an off white base card. Sentiment is from Uniko.

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  1. Awesome leaves, berries and splatter, Julie! I'm impressed with how you've done the berries on the leaves! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  2. Great job using that technique - I tried it and found it tricky to get good coverage, but seeing yours makes me want to try again. Love the splatters and the thin border of red. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

  3. This is a great technique for this image, Jules. You did a fantastic job keeping the leaves and berries crisp and clean. Gorgeous saturated colours. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  4. I have this image and know how difficult it can be to stamp well. You've done a great job with it and especially using Brushos! I just don't seem to be able to get the ratio of water and powders right... my images bleed all over everywhere. I may just have to try again because of your success. Great card.

    Cath x

  5. A very pretty creation for our CAS Christmas theme at Allsorts challenge, thanks so much for joining in. It is a great technique isn't it, fun as well.

    B x

  6. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Julie...LOVE it!! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at CAS Watercolour!! :0)

  7. Haven't try this yet, but one to remember..
    Gorgeous card, I have the stamp, but not yet inked!
    Thank you foe sharing at Allsorts;-))m


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