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Friday, 10 October 2014


Hi, I'm back to show you my first attempts with Brushos and a couple of new stamps from Inkylicious.
I bought the starter set of 5 Brushos which included the Thickener and a few more colours.  I started trying out the colours on a piece of watercolour paper, just to see how they reacted with water and also how much water was needed- which wasn't as much as I first used!  So 'waste not want not' I did a mop up. Then, realising I needed to wait for the reaction with the water I got a much better result.
This tag was made with the mop up and the seam binding thrown in for good measure.  I stamped with Archival and heat embossed clear EP on the image and raindrops.

For this tag, I stamped and embossed the image first and then sprinkled the Brushos and lightly spritzed with water.  I also spritzed the ribbon with water before sprinkling on some Brusho powders.
I've mixed up some of the Thickener, but the instructions say 24 hrs before using, so I'm hoping to get in some play time between the endless stream of cups of tea that I seam to be making.
I think my weekend is going to be spent clearing up the mountain of dust that seems to have seeped into every corner of the house before it starts again next week.
Avril xx

17 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely tags, looks like you had a fun playtime! Hugs, Valerie

Joan said...

Snap Avril, I bought that stamp too,already had the raindrops.. Lovely tag , don't you just love the brushos? I got some more colours and the thickener but haven't tried it yet.

Amanda said...

Great tags Avril, you will find brusho to be soooooo addictive. Interested how the thickers works I haven't got that.
Love
Amanda x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a gorgeous makes with the brusho Avril!Both look fab!
greetings, Alie :-)

Sue said...

These are gorgeous, the colours look wonderful.
Sue xx

Meggymay said...

Looks like you are having fun Avril. These tags looks fantastic. Not used a thickener, will be interested to read how that works.
Yvonne x

Paper Profusion said...

Love your results Avril - these are gorgeous. I hope your kitchen turns out brilliantly - never easy having workers in but the end result will be worth it I'm sure. Enjoy your weekend. Nicola x

butterfly said...

Fabulous first experiments, Avril - love both these… I have some Brushos on order so it's great to see them in action. Hope all is going well with the kitchen!
Alison xx

Sandy said...

Avril - beautifully done - Wow would you look at the colors in your mop up. I better start mopping!!
Sandy xx

Mrs A. said...

These are two gorgeous tags . So different. I didn't get my thickener in my set!! What am I missing? Hugs Mrs A.

chrissies said...

Terrific tags with the Brusho
Love Chrissie x

Linda said...

Sounds like you're having fun with the Brushos .... with great results too. Your tags are gorgeous .... I love that stamp.
Have a lovely weekend ...... hugs Linda xx

Pia S said...

Beautiful tags, and even though the layouts and image are the same they look very different. One feminine and elegant, one more contemporary and colorful !

Shirley Chillman said...

What a wowser of a first make Avril both tags are superduper. My fingers are itching to get some of these paints.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Christine L said...

Both look stunning to me Avril... and I'm really trying to hold myself back from looking into the Brushos you mentioned... I really do NOT NEED any further form of colouring - lush as it is!! LOL!

Hugs
Christine x

Buttons said...

Fantastic results from your experiments Avril. Love them. Jenny x

Coco said...

Both tags are really gorgeous!! I don't have brushos (at least not yet haha), so that's very interesting! Have a lovely week, crafty hugs Coco x