Happy TogetherPosted: June 18, 2018 Filed under: Bister, Happy together, Tranquility | Tags: Bister, Penny Black stamps 19 Comments
I am quite happy with the way these little cacti turned out using only one colour of bister paint powder. Bister can create surprising results. I used blue bister powder on hot pressed watercolour paper over clear embossing.
Bister paint powders have an earthy tone to them which you can see clearly on this panel. I sprinkled blue bister over the panel and spritzed with water until the paint activated. I tilted and turned the panel until the paint pooled in certain places. Where there was very little colour I used a paint brush to transfer some from a darker area. Once there was good coverage I let it dry partially then picked up some brown from the panel and painted shadows below each of the pots. I matted the panel in brown and added the sentiment in vintage sepia versafine ink.
I thought it was very cool the way all those leaf shapes in the second from left cacti turned out different colours. This is why I love playing with paint powders.
Stamps: happy together, tranquility
Paper: hot pressed watercolour, neenah natural white, brown
Inks: versamark, vintage sepia
Paint: blue bister (available in USA from ‘I Brake for Stamps’ and in Ottawa from ‘Crop A While’)
Love those colours. Great card
This is so lovely – simple, understated and beautifully effective.
What beautiful results you got with Bister! I must try this.
simply stunning, Heather….you are truly a wonder!!!
wow this is gorgeous!! never used bister powders. now I may need to!
I tend to neglect mine in favour of brusho but when I do pull them out I’m so glad I did!
The blue with brown tones of this Bister colour give this a lovely vintage feel Heather, and the added shadows below the pots ground them perfectly. x
I am such a fan of you and your cards, and I must say this moves into to top 5. So. darn. cool.
Super-great card When you say “blister paint” do you mean Brusho? I’m confused (which isn’t unusual!). Thanks for sharing.
Not brusho bit a similar product called bister. It’s a powder but coarser and earthier tones thank brusho. Glad you liked the card.
Thanks – I’ll have to look for it, it is new to me.
A really beautiful card Heather, I love it. You really excel at this style of card.
LOVE this card Heather. Bisters are such beautiful earthy colours and they look amazing with these sweet cacti! xx
Hi, Heather, I popped on over from SCS to see all the pretties you have made. And now I feel the need to try a Bister or two (or 3…) thank you — I absolutely love the browns that pop out in this blue! Using the clear embossing powder and then the cactus images is stunning!
Love the colours and light shining through.
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I love this card! Thank you.