Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Background with Brushos and Stencil

Hello everyone,  I hope your week is going well :)  Well I'm back already!  It was a rainy day yesterday and I just stayed in and had some fun in my craft room :)

I recently received the July issue of Craft Stamper magazine that is again loaded with lots of inspiration and tutorials.  On page 70, designer Helen Chilton shows various techniques using Brusho ink powders and one using a stencil.  I would never have thought to try a stencil with them, but it worked out great, similar to the first 'pull' from a Gelli plate.

You simply sprinkle Brushos to your card stock (I used mixed media but water colour would work great as well) and then lay your stencil over stop and spritz water.   Voila !  Easy Peasy background.


I used the exact Brusho colours that Helen used in her example as they happen to be favourite colours (but then I do love most colours :))  Turquoise, Yellow and Leaf Green.  I also stamped over the stencil with a letter stamp (as Helen did)  but I had trouble as the stencil was a bit too thick, but some of the lettering is showing.

I used the Turquoise and Yellow brushos to colour the flowers, which I fancy cut and layered up on the card.  I molded the back a little to shape the petals.

Stamps used:   Magenta- The 2 large flowers (no name on the package) Impression Obsession -(Zenspirations CL530 clear set) and Hello(A3579).

Stencil:  TCW- Pointy Circles

Die:   Joy Crafts - Leaf  (6002/0263). 


Thanks for visiting and have a great day,
Shirleyx

27 comments:

maria's knutselplezier said...

Gorgious projec dear Shirley I love your structure and I hope the challenge!!

Greetings
Maria

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, Shirley.
Ich sehe wieder deine Lieblings-Farben... :-)
So stelle ich mir auch zu Weihnachten einen schönen Weihnachtsstern vor, nur mit Rot und Pink.
Shirley, das ist das Foto von meinem Garten auf FB :-)
Schön, dass dir das Bild gefällt.

Liebe Grüße

Valerie-Jael said...

Great card, must try that technique! Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

I'm not sure if I am most 'wowed' by that gorgeous background or beautiful flower Shirley, but it's certainly a gorgeous piece of artwork.

B x

Shirley Chillman said...

Unlucky for you Shirley with the rainy day but very lucky for us ... yay we get to see another beauty.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Great technique ..wonderful card Shirley! Wow!

Anneke said...

This really looks great. Such a great idea.
Thanks for inspiring me. Want to give it a try.
Anneke

Wendy McCarthy said...

Very pretty effect! Love the black leaves behind the flower too, great card! Xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Like that background you've made Shirley! So nice that you got so much inspiration from the CS...the flower looks gorgeous, great colours, great card!
Hugs, Alie :-)

Sandy said...

Pretty! And as always Shirley, you are using beautiful colors!
Sandy xx

Pat said...

This is beautiful Shirley and a great technique with the Brushos which have such vibrancy! I love the large flower and foliage and the pretty zentangle design, just so eye catching. x

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, great idea to use the Brusho's and I will take a look at the link! Your card is lovely with these Magenta flowers, they are for a long time in my stash and still one of the favorites!
xx Miranda

Win Dinn said...

That looks like a must-have supply, Shirley, and didn't you have fun?! Love the card!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW dear Shirley, that composition is breathtaking for me!I love the amazing flower you've created and the brusho colors specially the turquoise is balm for my eyes.
Big hugs Anja

Beth Norman said...

A wonderful, wonderful job with brushos. It's so nice to see a good job done with them. Your example is stunning. Like you, I like that colour combination.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautifully done, Shirley! I think the stencil worked great with the Brushos and I like how there is just a hint of the text stamp! The big blossom is a perfect focus pocus for your delicious background and the doodled frame finishes it off perfectly!! Hugs, Darnell

~*~Patty S said...

OH those colors are gorgeous Shirley and what a great background you created with that technique. Beautiful card!
oxo

LonettA said...

Fabulous card with wonderful colours! The black leaves give a fine contrast! Interesting technique, indeed!

Sue said...

Stunning card fab colours! huggles Sue xx

Gerrina said...

That gives a beautiful background! And I love the colours on the flowers too! Hugs, Gerrina

Karin said...

wow this looks STUNNUNG! Love the colors and the stamps on it!
Enjoy your weekend!
Groetjes Karin

sheila 77 said...

Great idea with the Brushos and stencil, I must have a look for the magazine, thanks for the tip.
Your card looks great with this background and the cut-out flower.

Margik said...

Gorgeous card with beautiful colours and a fabulous background and flower. Fantastic, Shirley!
Mar xx

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Shirley, Fabulous , I love brushos and what a great card you made!! Loving your new profile pic, lovely to see you :D All's fine here thanks Hugs xx

Zoe said...

Really beautiful Shirley, love the colours xx Zoe xx

Ryn Tanaka said...

Neat sounding technique! Beautiful inky card!

Greta said...

I think I have at least one of the Magenta stamps & you've inspired me to use it, Shirley! This is so pretty!