What is Brusho? They are watercolor ink crystals. Very vibrant color, and this is the first time Stampin’ Up! has carried them. You can find them on page 26 of the Occasions Catalog. They were on back order last week, but are off that list now. Whew! Which is why I haven’t really shared all the cards I’ve been making with Brusho. So I will be sharing my Brusho cards all week. Trust me when I say, THEY ARE WORTH THE MONEY!
When you first get your Brusho, you don’t want to take the lid off. These crystals will fly everywhere, and when activated with water will spread like wild fire. So what do you do? Use your Paper Piercer (AKA: pokie tool) and poke one hole. Use a pin to close hole so your crystals don’t go everywhere. This is how I store mine. I cut the sides off the box.
Okay, now that we got all that technical stuff out of the way. Let me show you what you can do. Its simple, but you need to play around. The first time I used it, I wasn’t a fan, but I kept seeing so many awesome things with it, I just kept going. I found for me Watercolor Paper worked best, but you could also use Shimmery White cardstock.
For this card (we are making this in Stamp Club this week), I used the Prussian Blue & Yellow. I sprinkled the Brusho across the Watercolor Paper and “spritzed” water on the crystals. Give the crystals a few seconds to move around the paper. Have plenty of paper towels at hand. If you get too much water, just wick the water up with a paper towel. Now let it dry. It does dry pretty fast, but you can also use your heat tool. It will move some of the color around a bit.
We are using the Epic Celebrations stamp set that is in the Sale-a-bration (SAB) Catalog. Which means you can get it for FREE with a $50 order. The shoes were colored with Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends and cut out. I punched out the circle with the Starburst Punch and stamped the dots (also in this stamp set) in Lemon Lime Twist. Both the shoes and Punch were attached with Dimensionals. Make sure you add the sentiment & Night of Navy Baker’s Twine (I used two strands) before you add your shoes.I always have trouble stamping directly onto Watercolor Paper, but with the Stamparatus it becomes so much easier. Why? Because you can stamp over it, over and over. Just add your ink and stamp, still not GREAT, add more ink and stamp again. Look how perfect mine came out, (if I don’t say so myself…..LOL). You would never be able to line the stamp up to re stamp. If you didn’t reserve your Stamparatus in December, it will be in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog coming out first part of June. Its worth the wait. I did use Fast Fuse to adhere the Watercolor Paper. It warps a bit, and the Fast Fuse works (or Tombow Liquid Glue) better than snail. Be generous with your adhesive.stampiSo, what do you think? Are you a fan yet? I love hearing from you. Let me know.
5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Lemon Lime Twist, scored at 4 1/4″
4″ x 5 1/4″ Night of Navy
3 3/4″ x 5″ Watercolor Paper
Scrap of Lemon Lime Twist
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