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Video Demo: Creating Mixed Media Art Tags With Brusho Crystal Colours

Good morning! I hope you’re enjoying a nice, long, holiday weekend spent doing that which makes your heart happy. I have something fun to share with you today. My Beloved recently gifted me a set of 12 Brusho Crystal Colours for my Birthday and since I had a couple of extra days off, not only did I find time to play with them, I also managed to film a demo video to share with you all.

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Like me, you may have heard about Ken Oliver’s Color Burst Watercolor powders, but you may not have heard about Brusho Colours. I had initially planned to get a set of Color Burst, until my dear friend, Angel, told me about Brushos. After doing some research online and watching a comparison video on YouTube, by Sandy Allnock, I decided on the Brusho Set.

I am beyond excited about these powder watercolors, just wait until you se them in action!

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Before we get to the demo video, I’d like to mention just a couple of things. A very little Brusho powder goes a long way and there’s really no need to ever take the caps off the containers. Instead, I used a pushpin to drill a small hole in the middle of each lid, so I could basically just shake the powders on, much like I would with a salt shaker. The pushpin also serves as a “cork” for storing my Brushos when not in use.

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The other thing that I’d like to mention is that the powders, often look nothing like the color they actually are, so swatches come in quite handy. I used a circle punch and some labels to punch out circles, affix them to each container and swatch the color.

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In today’s demo I’m going to show you how I created this tag using the supplies you see here, which include my Brusho Crystal Colours as well as the following:

Ranger Embossing Powder in Watering Can

Versamark Watermark Ink

Wagner HT 400 heat gun

Ok, it’s Demo Time! If you enjoy the video, please show it some love by hitting “Like” on YouTube.

Thanks for watching!




Life Book 2015 Week 3 – The Artful Wordsmith

This week’s Life Book challenge is one that I put off all week for fear of not being able to pull it off. Hand lettering is just not my strong suit. Where I can work wonders, however, is in avoiding something I just don’t think I’ll do well at. So I procrastinated. I watched the videos, had all the supplies, but I just couldn’t bring myself to start, until last night. After a nice night out with my Love, and talking with him about it, I realized that the only way around a challenge was to face it head on, and so I did. 2015-01-17 23.58.41 I really don’t know why I doubted in the process. Joanne Sharpe’s videos are full of wonderful instruction and easy to follow tips, especially the tip on watercoloring with Tombow markers…Love! 2015-01-18 08.54.04Despite how long I put it off, I have to say that I really like what I accomplished with my first attempt. I created a piece uniquely my own that is bright, cheery and that will remind me that sometimes you just have to say “What the hell, let’s give it a shot… It’s Only Paper.”2015-01-18 08.52.312015-01-18 08.50.34Thanks for looking and a HUGE thank you to Life Book 2015 and Joanne Sharpe for the wonderful lesson.      

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