Making Magic Live on Facebook
Yesterday I held my first Facebook Live Class. It's been a long time coming and I finally got my cold under control enough to get through it! I promised to share the finished cards from yesterday's Brusho demonstrations, and that's what this post is here for!
So if you want to pop over to Facebook to see the video, you can do so here. Otherwise, scroll down to see the projects!
Water VS Starch
I began the demonstration by showing the difference of using water and starch with the red Brusho. I showed two super vibrant red samples (which you can see here) before doing two more muted backgrounds. For the water background, I wanted to show what would happen if you used a paper towel to soak up the water after spritzing. You'll notice the background is fairly light, almost pink in some places. After I stamped the flower from Beautiful Day, I repeated the technique for the petals. I'm loving the result!
For the starch background, I wanted to obscure as little as possible so I simply cut it into 4 pieces and mounted it with Stampin' Dimensionals on Basic Black. Using the Sale-A-Bration (and Annual Catalog carryover!!!) Celebrate You Thinlit Dies, I popped a Basic Black sentiment on. I love how there seems to be movement in the starch backgrounds!
Color Blending with Brusho
Up next is the blended Brusho background. I used Red, Gamboge (Orange) and Yellow for this beauty. I ended up with two bands of a color similar to Tangerine Tango on the sides when the piece dried. These bands were the reason I chose to mount the background how I did. First I mounted it on Basic Black before adding it to my card base. Next Up I added some hearts from the Heart Happiness stamp set.
I finished it off with some wooden hearts from the Hearts & Stars Elements, some Clear Epoxy Shapes and washi tape.
I was curious what would happen when adding Brusho powder directly to a Stampin' Spritzer and adding water. Full disclosure here: I used the wrong blue in my demo! I know, I know... total egg on my face moment. But I did promise to use the same technique with Prussian Blue (the one available from Stampin' Up!®) when I posted the finished cards.
I thought this would be a great one to use the Message in a Bottle stamp set, being blue and all! I stamped the whale in Smoky Slate with a Soft Sky spray and Real Red heart. My sentiment is heat embossed on a Smoky Slate banner. I love the simplicity of cards like this, which look super complex because of the depth of the background.
Making the Most of Moss Green
So the general consensus seems to be that the Moss Green Brusho color is less than stellar. I happen to be of a dissenting opinion... it's actually my favorite. In my opinion the blended colors that Brusho offers which are the best; you get multiple colors with each spritz!
I shared a card last week which showcased this; I wanted to use green and purple in honor of Women's Day and a simple spritz gave a stunning combination of these colors.
If you want to get more of a true green, you can blend the colors with an aqua painter, or use the Spritz technique I did with Prussian Blue. For the next card, I spritzed a background, stamped on top of it in Old Olive, then spritzed again. If you want a darker color, simply add more Brusho to your Spritzer!
Fun Tip: I didn't have ribbon in a color I wanted for this card, so I used plain white satin ribbon and my Stampin' Blends to achieve the look. Two were done in the Light Old Olive, while the ribbon running through the tag is Dark Old Olive.
Well, that's all I've got for you today. I did continue to play with Brusho after my live broadcast, but I'm saving those projects for another post 😉 Head down to the comments and let me know which background is your favorite!