When Kathie George said the we could do a project with Brushos I had no idea what she was talking about. So I had to investigate.
Brusho Crystal Colours are highly pigmented ink-powders that can be used like watercolors, sprinkled on to a damp surface to burst into color, and many other ways. They are fun to work with and can result in some exciting effects.
Brusho Crystal Colour
And yes, that is a push pen stuck in the top of each lid. It’s a great tip for sprinkling the powders so you don’t have to take the top off of the concentrated powders. Take the push pen out and sprinkle.
Here’s a sample that we painted with Kathie, who is always bringing us some new and exciting product and/or technique.
Kathie’s Sheep A Kathie George design
When I received my Brushos (wow! exciting!) I had to experiment. So, after I had explored YouTube a little ( I was too excited about my own explorations to spend too much time watching others) I tried dampening watercolor paper and sprinkling.
Brusho on wet surface
And of course I had to check out each color. Then I sprinkled first and spritzed with water.
Another Wow! Then I made marks in it with my stylus, then tried some salt.
Sprinkle then spritz
And then I tried a combo with specific colors, Red of course. I think this would make a beautiful background for something.
Reds with Brusho
OK, then I had to try something like Kathie’s sheep, but cats!
OK, interesting. I usually overdo at first. Maybe a little less sprinkling the next time. Now I want to perfect my Brusho cat technique. That means more playing. Hummm… What next. I’ll let you know what I come up with.
I encourage you to try Brushos. There are lots about them on line and on YouTube so check them out and have fun.
Warning: Brushos can become habit forming.