Brusho Rose

Ah, brusho, how I love thee! My cards on the Penny Black blog and here on my blog this week are all ‘love themed’ so it shouldn’t matter that it’s a paint that I’m in love with, should it? Brusho paint powders do such magical things I never tire of putting them to use.

To create this simple card I started with a piece of hot pressed watercolour paper already splattered with masking fluid. I sprinkled rose red brusho on one end of the panel and a mix of leaf green and olive green brusho over the other end. I spritzed with water to activate the paint and added more water and moved the paint around to create a varied coverage. Once it was completely dry I die cut a couple of roses using the Penny Black ‘rose’ die. I kept one die-cut complete and trimmed the rose and leaves off the other to arrange separately on a panel of linen textured cardstock.

I popped up the panel on a natural white card base and left it sentiment free to keep my options open.


Stamps: rose
Paper: hot pressed watercolour paper, white linen textured paper
Paint: brusho rose red, leaf green, olive green
Also: masking fluid


12 Comments on “Brusho Rose”

  1. This looks amazing Heather!

  2. Evelyne Moran says:

    Love this card Heather! Where can I get the linen textured cardstock?

    • Heather says:

      Hi Evelyne, thanks for your kind comment. I wish I knew where to get linen textured cardstock! The piece I used was in my stash and I’m not sure where it came from! I am also on the hunt for a nice linen textured cardstock. When I find one I will share my source.

  3. Pat says:

    I’m with you Heather about Brushos as the results are always different and so pretty with these pigment rich powders. What a great idea to use the red tones one end of some card, and the green the other, and the die cut roses and leaves look great mounted on the natural white card, just a bit softer than bright white. x

  4. Absolutely Gorgeous!

  5. SusL says:

    I would like to have seen the brusho painted paper before the die cuts. This is a fabulous result. I have struggled with brusho and think I might do alright with this method. Your work is always so relaxed and makes me think I can do it too. Looking forward to your next post. Thank you.

    • Heather says:

      Hi Susie,
      I almost took a photo before I did the die-cutting! I should have gone with the hunch. I will do a brusho tutorial post some time soon. Glad you liked the card.

  6. Ooh stunning! Love the Brusho colours you have used. xxx

  7. Karen Jackson says:

    A simply stunning card Heather.
    Perhaps you would consider doing a Brusho tutorial one day. I am never happy with my results. Maybe die cutting afterward is the way forward for me. Thank you.

  8. Daria says:

    This is so beautiful. TFS.

  9. memalagene says:

    Oh my, this is BEAUTIFUL!

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