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Thursday, 20 October 2016

brusho halloween

 I watched Lesley demoing a new way of using brusho powders on the Craft Channel last week, and just had to try it out! To a certain extent it is more controllable, but you still get the colour variations.
I used tags, and they were small enough for a trial run but large enough to work on - and Halloween images as it is that time (and I'd managed to find a set!)
Stamp set was nevermore, and I stamped the images first, then added the brusho.
Basically, you sprinkle the powder on very meanly, then use a brush and clean water to activate the brusho, working on a small area at a time and keep wiping the brush clean as you go. I used black brusho, hoping for a varied sky effect, and was quite pleased with the effect I got, even if it was a bit blotchy in places.
I used a window stamp from gothic fragments as a base for the window shape on the top part of the tag, and a much heavier sprinkle of black brusho.

Similar method for the second tag, apart from using the window stamp as a more defined arch, and yellow ochre brusho to colour the stonework.

Thanks Lesley for the idea, will be using this again!
Hope you enjoyed seeing these, more details on my blog
Have a great weekend


  1. Great technique, must get some brushos. Lovely tags, love your beautiful arches.

  2. Aww! these are stunning Vronnie. Love the brusho background and how you have used the arches.
    Flo x

  3. Your tags are brilliant, backgrounds are fabulous and really spooky images, love them,Kate x

  4. Wow.. beautiful Halloween card I like the background. Janny

  5. Gorgeous effects with the Brushos and love the gothic window shapes and great Halloween scenes you've created Veronica. Two fabulous tags. x

  6. Wow!!!! Breathtaking tags, really impressive, great work of art!! And so spoooky! :D

  7. Never tried using my brushos that way, thanks for the wonderful inspiration.


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