Sep 12, 2020

September's Hot Mess: Brushos v2!

 It's the 12th of the month, and a group of friends on Split Coast have formed a "Hot Mess" challenge group.  The only requirement is that your project is messy to create!

Last month was my first time using Brusho water color powders, and I learned a lot.  So I decided to continue the learning and use them again.

Here's my 3rd or 4th attempt...who's counting? Hahaha!

This is a 6x6 card, because the stencil is about that size.  It's on 110# white stock, but not watercolor paper.  I misted lightly it with water, tapped out small amounts of Brusho powders onto a coated paper plate for a palette.  Then mixed water into each powder with a small paintbrush.

The sun is Lemon Yellow, the sky is Turquoise and the ground is Mossy Green with some added Lemon Yellow.

After allowing the panel to dry I sprayed temporary adhesive on the back of a thin plastic stencil: "Mini Butterfly Meadow" by The Crafters Workshop.  I used sponge daubers to add colors using Stampin' Up colors: Mellon Mambo, Emerald Envy and Bumblebee.

I really held my breath lifting the stencil up, fearing that it would tear my panel.  But slowly separating it was the key.

I did use glue to adhere each panel together due to the moisture in the image.  Finished off the image with some Stickles and a ribbon.

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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Darlene, you are mastering those Brusho powders for sure! This is gorgeous. I love the color choices and how you've created a scene that is enhanced with the ribbon and Stickles. Impressive!

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW Darlene this is a wonderful result - well done!

Carol W said...

WOW Darlene, Great job on this card. I struggle with brusho's but looks like you could come be my teacher. I love that you made the background and then used the stencil to make your scene with daubers and ink. How creative you are! This card is amazing.

Barb said...

WOWZA! What a great card. I love the background and the stencil is just perfect with it! Outstanding Job with the Brushos! I am so glad you are getting messy with us each month!