Wednesday, March 16, 2016

IBS Poppies and Butterflies - Using Brushos

Happy Wednesday! 

For my Inspired by Stamping post today, I have two cards using the Flower of the Month: Poppies and Butterflies stamp sets.

I recently discovered Brushos and wanted to give them a try for you. Today I am focusing on sprinkling, though there are different ways to use Brushos.

First up is the Poppies card:

The Poppies images and sentiment were stamped on water color paper using a Black Hybrid Ink. I sprinkled a little Yellow on the centers of the flowers and Brilliant Red on the petals, then spritzed water and watched the color form. I spritzed a lot of water on the Poppies as I wanted the color to spread. The more water you use, the more the Brushos react. A little Brusho goes a long way! I then sprinkled Yellow around the top of the card and spritzed again. Once the flowers were dry, I picked up a little Lime Green with my water color brush and painted the stems.

Here is the inside:

Again, I used Yellow and Brilliant Red on the Poppy image.

On to my Butterflies card:

For this card, I stamped the Butterflies and sentiment in black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  By heat embossing the images, the Brushos will not run outside them when spritzed. I sprinkled Yellow, Brilliant Red, and Emerald Green, then watched the magic happen after spritzing.

Here is the inside:

I carried over the heat embossing to the inside as well.

Have you tried Brushos yet? I will enjoy hearing what you think of today’s technique.

Thanks for stopping by!


Lisa said...

Oh wow, Lisa, these are so gorgeous!! I love the colors!! They look amazing!! I haven't tried brushos yet but they are on my must-have list!! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Karli said...

Oh my word, your cards are sooooooooo pretty!!!! I wasn't sure brushos would mesh with my type A crafty side but I might need to rethink it.... Gorgeous! :)

Diana Auberle said...

Beautiful cards Lisa. Love the colors you used. They look so joyful and springlike.
Happy crafting


Mynn Kitchen said...

These are totally AMAZING, Lisa! I am in LOVE with the gorgeous colors and fabulous shine from the embossing! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Regina said...

hallo, liebe Lisa
bin ganz begeistert von deinen beiden Karten! Diese Technik ist ja toll! Sieht so schön farbenfroh aus!

liebe Grüße

S. Thomas said...

Such beautiful Spring cards, Lisa!!! The bright colors and gorgeous designs are just perfect for this time of year.