Brusho Love – Kylie Bertucci’s International Project Highlights

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Brusho Love for Kylie Bertucci’s International Project Highlights

Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE  for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. My project is under number 7!  You can do it here or use a button at the end of my post.

Our theme for this highlight is ‘Favourite Sale-a-bration Or Occasions Catalogue Products’. So what else could it be for me if not Brusho Crystal Colour!!

I literally squealed with delight (ask my hubby haha) when I saw them in our new Spring Summer Catalogue!! Truly couldn’t ask for more!

They are high quality, highly pigmented paint powders, water-based and most of all completely non-toxic.

They come in a selection of five colours:

  • Brilliant Red – the name says it all
  • Gamboge – orange with hints of yellow
  • Moss Green – beautiful earthy green colour with speckles of purple
  • Prussian Blue – very vibrant blue, must be my fav
  • Yellow – again, very vibrant

These are not a Stampin’ Up! colours, but as you will see in a minute, you can easily match them.

Brusho is not a product that you can bring to the table, create one card and then put it back. Nope, it won’t happen. Once you take it out and start playing with these colours, the fun has no end! And I warn you: It’s highly addictive!

You can use these colours separately but you can also mix &match and just have fun with them. Add more or less water to create more vibrant, or softer look.

To highlight this amazing product I created eight cards: four standard A6 size and four tiny 3×3″.

Before I start few details: I only used watercolour paper; to keep it as easy as possible I only used one stamp set: Remarkably You; each card has been heat-embossed first in either white, silver, gold or copper before I added Brusho.

Card base: Rich Razzleberry

For this first card, I simply wet paper entirely with my aqua painter and sprinkled brusho crystals over the surface. It’s actually quite therapeutic to watch how the colour travels. And…I’ve used all 5 colours of brusho too! Brave, I know haha, but how fun! Once I’ve added my first batch of crystals, I spritz it with water to help the colours move and I added more colour. I kept adding water and colour until I was happy.

I looked at my still quite wet paper and had a thought, that I’ve got so much pigmented water pool on this piece, I could actually create another card so…I took next piece of watercolour paper, pressed it to the top, and waited few moments for the water/colour to transfer.

Card base: Old Olive

And this is what it looked like. Nearly, because I spitz it once or two and sprinkled some Moss Green sparingly. I love how much softer this card came out.

Same technique, brusho to wet, I’ve used for this cute 3×3″ card

Brusho: Yellow, Moss Green; card base: Old Olive

For this next card, I decided to sprinkle Brusho on the dry watercolour panel first, and spritz it with water later.

Card base: Pacific Point

I’ve used Prussian Blue and Yellow and tried hard not to mix both colours too much. I really loved this effect! Which gave me an idea of ‘colour-blocking with Brusho’ technique. Not sure if there was such a technique before (never heard of). So if not, now it is, and I invented it hahaha (j/k)

Flower: Gamboge; background: Brilliant Red; stem: Moss Green; card base Real Red
Flower: Gamboge; background: Moss Green and Prussian Blue; card base Tangerine Tango
Flower: Brilliant Red; background: Yellow; stem: Moss Green; card base: Pacific Point

For each of these cards above, I’ve added a solid pool of water inside the flowers, sprinkled with Brusho powder and moved the colour around using aqua painter. Once flowers were dry, I wet the background and added brusho in contrasting colour. Again, I helped the colours move around with aqua painter. Please do not stress if the colours bleed into each other. It creates beautiful, organic, watercolour look.

Card base: Tangerine Tango

I really love the effect brusho created on my last card. I’ve used same ‘colour-blocking with Brusho’ technique. For the flower, I’ve used this amazingly vibrant Gamboge. Once my Flower was dry I masked it with a piece of copy paper (smaller than a flower itself, I didn’t aim for perfection here). I sprinkled Moss Green powder all-over the background and spritz it with water very well until all powder dissolved. When the background was still slightly wet, I’ve added some more of the Moss Green powder. But this time I let the powder dry itself, without adding more water to it. I love these speckles of purple it created!

And these are all my cards for today. I hope that it inspired you to give your brusho some love too. Just take a watercolour paper, brusho, and have some fun. Let your imagination run wild. There’s no right or wrong. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Make sure you head over to Kylie’s blog to check all lovely projects and vote for your favourites. Hope my project will be among them. My project is under number 7!

As always, if you wish to purchase any of products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online store and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of January GK3G3AR3  to receive a gift from me.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

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