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Christmas splash of colour

Another small batch of Christmas cards; unlike recent batches, these are not all identical, but they are made with the same techniques and layout. I've used Brusho before, but mostly in the "add Brusho, spray with water and fingers crossed it looks okay" way. These were a bit more controlled. The technique was inspired by… Continue reading Christmas splash of colour


Monstera leaf pair #1

I was catching up on blog feeds and YouTube subscriptions and there was a project that used Brusho, I don't remember exactly what it was, but it got me thinking about whether it was actually possible to use water-activated pigment powders (like Brusho and PaperArtsy Infusions and various other brands) with stencils without making a… Continue reading Monstera leaf pair #1

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Technique: Kitchen roll and Brusho

This is a simple way to create a patterned sheet that can be used as a background panel or for die-cutting sentiments or flowers or butterflies or whatever takes your fancy... All you need is some kitchen roll, a water spritzer and one or more pigment powders (Brusho, Ken Oliver Colour Burst, PaperArtsy Infusions etc),… Continue reading Technique: Kitchen roll and Brusho

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Hello card: Autumn leaves with foxes

What: Day 2 of the third 30-day colouring challenge and I created a variant of yesterday's background and added some sweet foxes. How: I stamped a random collection of leaves in archival black ink. I then wet just the leaves with clear water, sprinkled over some Brusho powder and moved the colour around with a… Continue reading Hello card: Autumn leaves with foxes

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More Brusho butterflies

What: I wanted to have another play with the Brusho colours to see whether I could get a lighter, brighter finished look. I also wanted to test out the matching dies. How: The butterflies were stamped with Versamark and clear heat-embossed. I knew I was going to be die-cutting these so I didn’t need to… Continue reading More Brusho butterflies