Thursday 24 September 2015

Visual Journey #34

My first experiments with Brusho crystal colours.

At Ally Pally last weekend I sat at a make and take table to have a play with Brusho colours. I have used them in the past for simple watercolouring with 11 year olds but never really experimented and played for myself. In fact I had completely forgotten about them until they started becoming popular on the blogs. The colours are so vibrant, I love them.

Using pre-stamped and white embossed watercolour paper given to me and with two layers of brushos spritzed with water I was quite pleased with the effects so I've had a quick play in my visual altered journal and this time used black embossing powder and just a small range of colours that I bought to experiment with.

I prepared an A4 piece of  textured acrylic paper spritzing the brushos and then completing with a wrinkle free technique leaving some white space.The leaves are Tim's framelits stamped and die-cut.

When I saw these photos together the background colours reminded of blackberries - don't ask me why!!!!

I'm obviously still in that transition mode from summer to autumn with the greener colours behind the very autumnal leaves.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope your week is going well.

hugs Brenda xxx


Helen said...

They look great, Brenda! I'm hoping to have a good play at the weekend.. which won't be long enough to do all I need to! said...

I am just experimenting with Brushos but need more practise definitely!!! X

hazel said...

I love what you've done with the Brushos Brenda - must have a play with mine again soon.
xxx Hazel.

Meggymay said...

Stunning autumnal colours, love your pages and the wonderful effects you have with the Brusho's
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful journal pages, Brenda! I don't know anything about Brushos but will have to look them up.

Terry said...

Well my very busy friend, you certainly create some wonderful visual art! Love the journal pages and your work with Brushos! Hope all is well! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful results with such a glorious colour palette.
I agree, they certainly are fun although I am still adjusting to their brightness lol.

Aspiring crafter said...

Love these Brenda....I haven't got the brushes so will have to try other ways to achieve this beautiful look.
I have the flower stamp and would never have thought of using it that way..thanks for inspiring me!

Lys said...

Beautiful art journal pages! The brushos are wonderful in these autumn tones.

Words and Pictures said...

Gorgeous circular panel from the make and take, and your autumnal pages look just wonderful. I do have some Brushos, but there just never seems to be enough time to get them out and experiment properly at the moment!
Alison xx

A Pink said...

Beautiful Brusho journo pages ! Brenda Theres a real sense of depth in your work ( hope you know what I mean- Kinda like a photo that has been taken with the focus on the foreground . Love xx