Wednesday, January 14, 2015

First Play with Brushos !

Hello everyone,

I was quite happy to find a set of  Brushos recently and bought them as a Christmas gift to myself.  These crystal inks are produced in the UK, not stocked anywhere in Canada (that I could find) and sell out quickly overseas.   They create the most wonderful vivid colours using such a tiny little amount of the powders sprayed or mixed with water.   I love to use water based paints, inks & sprays so these are 'right up my alley'.  

I used stamps by Designs by Ryn for both of these cards.  The sentiments are from Chocolate Baroque's Amazing Birthday set.


One of my talented teammates Eileen Godwin has produced four fantastic video tutorials featuring different techniques using Brushos.   I used her tutorial Brushos - Part One as a guide for the background above but I didn't use "goosebumps" as I don't have them, I've never seen them here.

I painted Day Lily and Rising Bubbles using the paints on my craft mat with a little water and also directly on the flower.

A different technique was used for the background below:


A fun technique using Glimmer Mists, Brushos and plastic wrap which Eileen shows at her tutorial Brushos - Part Two was used for the background above.     I also painted Raindrop set and Flying Hummingbird 2 with the Brushos.

Thanks for your visit and have a great day,
Shirleyx

33 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful cards! Brushos are fun, that's true! Hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your gorgeous cards Shirley, I have Bister which I think is similar and love it too. What you did here looks super, and thanks for the link to the video! Can't wait to see what you do with those powders next!

brenda said...

Oh yes Shirley, I just knew you would do wonders with Brushos, two real beauties. And the clingfilm technique shows up so well on the second, I had trouble getting it to photograph.

B x

kaybee said...

Ah ha - you have found Brushos - I love mine, very addictive! Love both cards! :D

chrissies said...

Wonderful cards and the Brusho backgrounds are amazing

Love Chrissie

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning backgrounds. Have fun with your Brusho, it's a great medium. n

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Shirley, the brusho backgrounds are stunning, Cathy x

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, Shirley...
Zwei ganz besonders prächtige Karten.
Ich liebe diese Tropfen, die du eingesetzt hast.

Herzlichst Sophie

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow, two stunning cards Shirley. The backgrounds are wonderful, I've had my brushos for a while now and not even opened them (I really must give them a go). Hope you're having a great week.

Sue xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful cards with gorgeous technique effects.
Big hugs Anja

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Love your Brusho play Shirley...and the stamping of course. Also love your plastic wrap result...also a great, fun technique that fits so well with stamping!
Greetings, Alie :-)

Karin said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors!
Groetjes karin x

Donna Ellis said...

oh my, Shirley! The water droplets look so rich and dimensional! When I see water like that, I automatically think of life, and how much is actually moving inside those gardeny droplets! Your hummer and daylily are outstanding, and the colors really touch my soul. Thank you for showing how to use the watercolors and sprays with the plastic wrap. SO HAPPY you indulged in the Brushos! hugs, de

Pat said...

Wow! These Brushos are so wonderfully vibrant Shirley and I love them both and definitely couldn't pick a favourite. You always use watercolour so beautifully and the added technique with the cling film just makes the background so pretty, and both perfectly complement the gorgeous stamps. x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

my gosh! HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley, great first play with your Brushos! I also bought myself art supplies for Christmas ;) The plastic wrap background it urged out really nicely and I always like how you colour the bubbles! Just posted to Pinerest and will post to facebook soon. Hugs!

sheila 77 said...

Oh yes, Brushos are great, so intense. You've got such interesting backgrounds using them and of course together with your brilliantly painted images they make such lovely cards.
I really love the orange lily on the purple.

Shirley Chillman said...

Your playtime with Brushos turned out to be fabulous Shirley. Thanks for the video links I have some Goosebumps so will give this a try.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Beth Norman said...

Absolutely stunning as always. Your brusho turned out beautifully. I wonder if it is the same product that I Brake for Stamps sells. http://ibrakeforstamps.com/bister.aspx You are tempting me to try this product.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, wonderful, now I have another fabulous resource (well, two, counting Eileen) for when I make my maiden voyage into the crystal world of Brushos. I was able to buy a set in November, but then came Thanksgiving and then Christmas and now my NBUS Challenge, so February is looking good! I have a whole folder started with emails, comments, and websites to help me and what you've done here is certainly going in my folder, Shirley!

These are simply gorgeous like every other art medium you tackle! And those water droplets! I'm trying to study prezackly how you did those droplets because you have achieved an unbelievable real life quality to them in terms of color and dimension. I know Ryn's stamps are fantastic, but you've made them come to life!

Keep 'em coming and enjoy playing!! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

You're the second person who's used Brushos that I know of. Sure makes gorgeous backgrounds!

Gerrina said...

Your first tries look so great! Love the bright colours and the BG on the second looks great with that technique! Beautiful hummingbird like this! Hugs, Gerrina

Miranda said...

Wow another beauty Shirley! Like the use of brushos's! Great cards, xxMiranda

LonettA said...

Fantastic! Especially I like the second one!

aussie aNNie said...

Love the colour combo's, stunning creations and what beautiful stamps used..x
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Di said...

Wow Shirley you have certainly mastered those Brushos! These two cards are brilliant. Di xx

Margik said...

Really fantastic cards, Shirley. Beautiful images and amazing backgrounds, as always. Great job!!!
Mar x

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Lovely brusho background, Shirley. Humming bird and flower look gorgeous on them.

Julie said...

love your Brusho projects, I bought some a while ago and have not used them yet, may just have to give them ago....

Sue said...

I got some for Christmas but haven't had time to play yet Shirley but I love what you have done and Eileen is so clever with hers LOL huggles Sue xxx

Annemie said...

Two gorgeous cards Shirley!
I've never worked with Brusho, but it seems a nice medium.
The backgrounds are very beautiful...

Greetings and have a nice weekend,
Annemie x.

Janny said...

Beautiful backgrounds and what beautiful stamps used. Greetings Janny

Eileen said...

You lovely, lovely lady .. thank you so much for the kind comments and links .
I'm pleased you love brusho paints and by the fab results here I can see you do! .. So pleased I cold share and help things along! lol
Eileen xx