Brusho & cling wrap

Before we talk about the freestyle, abstract floral above I want to direct you to CeeCee, the inspiration for today’s post. Her website is CreationsCeeCee and I’ll link to her youtube further down in this post.

As the title suggests this panel was created with brusho paints and cling wrap plus a few pencils and pens in the second half of the process.

This painting was inspired by a beautiful painting CeeCee Creations did recently. I watched her video which you can see here. She used watercolour paints and cling wrap to create a pattern then used coloured pencils to add shading. I loved her process and end result and have been playing with the technique for the last couple of days.

I taped some watercolour paper to my glass mat, wet the whole panel then scattered brusho over it. I just used two colours of brusho, olive green and violet and I tried to keep them a bit separate. I spritzed the panel lightly to keep the paint moving then lay a piece of cling wrap over the panel and scrunched it over the whole area. The wet paint sticks to the clink wrap creating coloured areas. Where the cling wrap is raised and bunched together there are gaps in the paint. It’s hard to explain but CeeCee’s video gives you the idea. The covered panel takes a long time to dry but once it has you remove the cling wrap to reveal intersecting lines and spaces. I studied my panel and instead of the purple flowers with green leaves I was hoping to see I saw the suggestions of green flowers and purple ‘things’. The idea is to enhance the lines and patterns made by the cling wrap rather than draw whole new patterns. I wish I had taken a photo before I did any colouring that would have given you a better idea.

I used watercolour pencils to turn some of the cling wrap patterns into flowers and shapes and then blended the pencil with water. (CeeCee used polychromos pencils so my shading ended up looking slightly different to hers.) I used a purple and two green Albrecht Dürer watercolour pencils then once my shading and shaping was done I highlighted the centres of the green ‘flowers’ with white and black gel pens.

I’m not sure which way is up so I’ve posted photos of both a portrait and a landscape orientation. What do you think? Does it matter?


17 Comments on “Brusho & cling wrap”

  1. Leslie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I gotta try this! 😉

  2. Bonnie says:

    What a beautiful ethereal look you got, Heather! You have wonderful contrast of dark and translucent colors! I love how you’ve drawn the flowers!

  3. Lois DeRoo says:

    Spectacular! I love every bit of it.

  4. nancystiz says:

    WOW!!!!! I’ve done the cling wrap but your artwork made it something so much better! I’ve never seen it done like that before. This is absolutely amazing! This is so dreamy and something I don’t think I could ever achieve but it sure is wonderful to see it done like this!

    • Heather says:

      Thank you Nancy, the beauty of the technique is that you never know quite what you might get! Some of my experiments have not been dreamy!

  5. llothianb says:

    Absolutely stunning Heather! Future class please and sending you a very belated hug for sending that card. That was so sweet of you and it is still on display at home and I am actually thinking of framing it. I hope we get to connect in person sometime soon when things are safer to do so. In the meantime I hope you and your are staying safe and having fun in these weird times.

    🤟🏻 LAURA

    On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 10:17 AM Heather Telford wrote:

    > Heather posted: ” Before we talk about the freestyle, abstract floral > above I want to direct you to CeeCee, the inspiration for today’s post. Her > website is CreationsCeeCee and I’ll link to her youtube further down in > this post. As the title suggests this panel” >

  6. Clelie says:

    Okay…I was ‘skimming’ your post and mesmerized by the INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS creation I was seeing and kept thinking “But where is YOUR work, Heather?”, and got to the end of the post and realized the gorgeous creation WAS YOURS AND NOT CEECEE’S! Okay, I can’t relate anymore and am just going to sit at your feet and hope a little of that “talent-sparkle” will fall on me and stick! 😀 Seriously, that piece of work is incredible and do you remember that coffee table art book I mentioned years ago????…well, that should be on the cover!♥♥♥

    • Heather says:

      Thank you Clelie, you are very kind. I don’t know if you have seen any of CeeCee’s work but I find it so inspiring!

      • Clelie says:

        I have followed CeeCee’s You Tube tutorials for about a year now but I did not know she had a blog. (Silly me!) I just subscribed to the blog last night, thanks to you. 🙂 Her work is wonderful, inspiring and she is so kind and encouraging….LIKE YOU! 😀 ♥

  7. Lieve S says:

    Wow, this is so beautiful !!! A piece of art !
    Thank you for the link to the video; but it would be great to see a video of your creations too – must be totally different seeing the brusho do “it’s work”.

  8. Jacqueline H. Groff says:

    Beautiful – Either way works for me. I have never used brusho paints. Need to try.

  9. Pat B. says:

    This absolutely caught my eye as I was ‘catching’ up with your posts! The ethereal quality of this art piece is breathtaking…I am going to look for my brushos & clingwrap and hope to capture even a little bit of that feeling… inspiring!! Thanks

  10. J. Mazda says:

    Wow those look like fearies dancing!
    Juliane –

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