Three colour brusho videoPosted: April 9, 2020 Filed under: Brusho, flutterby, Penny Black, Tagged, Tutorial, Watercolour | Tags: Brusho, Faber-Castell Polychromos Colour Pencil, Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Penny Black creative dies, Penny Black stamps, Tutorial, video 7 Comments
A while back I posted three cards all painted with the same three brusho paint colours and my Welsh friend, Karen requested a video. Well this is it, a different stamp and three different colours (Brusho sunburst lemon, prussian blue, rose red) but the same technique. Here is the one that prompted the video request.
As with the card above I embossed the outline stamp, ‘flutterby’ in gold powder then swiped up a brusho background by sprinkling brusho on my glass mat then spritzing water over it to activate the powders and turn them into liquid watercolour paint. From there I moved onto painting petals and leaves with individual colours and secondary colours. Take a look at the video and you will see what I mean.
After all the painting was done I added some extra shading in shadow areas with Faber-Castell polychromos pencils and some gold thread detail. The sentiment is from PB ‘banner sentiments’ gold embossed and die cut with a die from the PB ‘tagged’ set.
One of the things I like about this technique is the way the background works with the painted images even though the are painted right over the top of a multicoloured panel. The colours work because they are the same colours and because the background is not too bold. You can see in the tulip on the left what the true colour of the rose red brusho is, but the ones that are painted over the blue background still look red, just a deeper red perhaps in shadow not full sun.
Happy Easter my friends. Stay home, stay healthy, stay hopeful and maybe try a new art or craft technique!
Another beautiful Spring Card, Heather! Thanks so much for the video. It’s always enjoyable to watch you create! This is a wonderful technique with the smooshed background. One I hope to try very soon.
How lovely to have another video so soon Heather and the tulips are beautiful over the smooshed background using your Brushos, and the limited palette works splendidly. x
Heather, I so enjoy seeing your cards and also like using Brushos! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!
LOVELY video, Heather! I thoroughly enjoy learning from you and watching you create. Thanks for sharing!
Heather thank you so much for making this very helpful tutorial video. I am one of those people for whom it helps to see what I am learning, not just to read about it. You made painting with Brushos so straightforward, not easy but not as complicated as I had imagined. You really have control of the colours when the powder is mixed in a palette. Sharing the tip of creating shadows with a pencil, too, is so helpful. I would have thought that the pencil would have scratched away the painted surface. Obviously a light touch is required here. Thank you for your time in creating this video, and your generosity in explaining your technique. The quarantine is proving to be good for your students. Stay home, stay safe, Easter blessings to you and those in quarantine with you. Thank you again. Karen.
So glad you found it helpful Karen, I am enjoying getting the videos out and hope I can keep up the momemtum. The pencil tip is from Kathy Raccoosin’s colouring class from online card classes. Hope you are safe and well and getting creative.
I am SO late to the ‘party’ watching this video! Quarantine schedule has prevented me from keeping up with blogs, so I am grabbing ‘moments’ here and there to enjoy the beautiful creative offerings in Blogland! I LOVED THE VIDEO and, being visual, learned so much from watching your technique in action. Thank you very much, Heather, for your efforts producing this and hopefully more videos to come! ♥