One of the awesome products introduced in Stampin’ Up!’s latest Occasions Catalog was the Brusho Crystal Colour. It is so fun to play with! And that’s what you have to: Just play with it!
Brusho Crystal Colour is so versatile. It can be used in many different ways to create backgrounds and washes. You just have to give it a try and not be afraid to make a mess.
For this card, I heat embossed the flower image from the Beautiful Day stamp set in white embossing powder on Stampin’ Up!’s Watercolor Paper. I then sprinkled the Prussian Blue Brusho onto the image, spritzed it with water, and just let it go. You’ll get different results every time and it’s so much fun.
Here are some things to keep in mind when using Brusho:
- The Brushos comes in five colors: Yellow, Moss Green, Brilliant Red, Gamboge, and Prussian Blue.
- It is a powder that activates when it comes in contact with water, creating brilliant color.
- When you receive your package, do not take the lip off of the individual Brushos. Use a push pin to poke a hole or two in the top. You will then be able to sprinkle the color onto your projects.
- It is best to use either Stampin’ Up!’s Watercolor Paper or the Shimmery White.
- You can use the Brusho in several ways. You can apply water to your paper with your Aqua Painter and sprinkle the crystals on top and left them do their magic. You can also move the color around with the Aqua Painter. Or, you can sprinkle the Brusho onto your card stock and then use a water spritzer to activate the powder. You can use a paper towel to wipe up any excess, or you can let it dry as is.
- It’s also fun to emboss an image (white works well) onto your Shimmery White card stock or Watercolor paper and then apply the Brusho and water.
- It may take awhile for the project to dry.
- Some stampers use painters’ tape or washi to hold the paper to a flat surface. The paper does tend to bow when wet, but flattens out again!
- Don’t be afraid to mix colors, but too many colors may give you a muddy look.
- Have fun! It’s only paper! And a little Brusho goes a long way!