Brusho Magic with Heather Telford

Brusho Magic with Heather Telford

Hi Everyone,

We are so excited to have Heather Telford visiting with us again. Heather is sharing a project using Brusho dry watercolor paints. If you have seen her work, then you know that she is a master at getting magical results from her Brusho paints.

Check out her latest project below. It is sooo cool how she uses the My Favorite Things Cheesecloth background stamp and Brusho paints. It creates an AWESOME result!

Hi, my artsy crafty friends. I’m so glad you are joining me here on the Foiled Fox blog today. I have a very straightforward card which totally relies on the magic of Brusho! Black Brusho to be precise. I love Brusho paints for several reasons, one being the way one paint color is made up of several different color powders. It is that feature that makes this card so eye-catching.

I stamped the My Favorite Things ‘cheesecloth background’ stamp with Versamark on hot pressed watercolor paper then embossed with platinum powder. I taped the panel to a firm surface then sprinkled black Brusho powder over it. I did not sprinkle much because I know, I can always add more. I spritzed the panel lightly with water and began watching to see the paint powder activate. To get all the different colors it is necessary to be patient, if I had added too much water I would have flooded over the top of the embossing causing the individual colors to blend together rather than stay separate. Where a little more paint was needed I did a tiny sprinkle then spritz but I thought it was better to stay with blank sections than lose the distinct blues, oranges, browns, greens, and black.
It wasn’t until I had let it dry that I chose to frame it with some orange cardstock, add a stacked die cut sentiment also in orange and attach it to a dark blue card base. The orange seemed to be a prominent color to feature and dark blue matched better than black even though I had used black Brusho. The sentiment is cut using the Penny Black ‘birthday’ die.

I am wondering whether you have neglected your black Brusho because you didn’t really want something as dark and dull as black on your cards. I think you need to pull it out and give it a try. Thanks for dropping by today.


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12 thoughts on “Brusho Magic with Heather Telford

  1. I think the look of Brushos is incredible! I hope to get some one day, but at the moment the price is not within range. Your card is so unique. It would be a great guy card. Heather, I’ve never seen one card you’ve made that I haven’t “oohed & aahed” over. 🙂

  2. Who would have thought that you could find so many colours in the black Brusho. I have used it but as you say too much water just mixes the colours instead of them remaining separate as here. I love that MFT Cheesecloth stamp, and the orange complements it perfectly. The finished result looks like a mosaic, just gorgeous Heather. x

  3. I have often said that if I could only have one Brusho color, it would be black. It is truly magical.
    I love what you have done with it here, and I’m going to search to see if I have a similar background stamp. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card, the details, and the tips.

  4. WOW I never would have thought all those colors would come out of the black Brusho! I love the stamp you used, it really showcased the differences!

  5. I love your card, so interesting! Is the background stamp still current, or discontinued? Did the black brush create all those colors or did you add additional colors? Thanks

    1. Hi Debbie,
      Thanks so much for your comments. Heather’s magic was only using the black Brusho. When spritzed with water, it reveals all the beautiful colors that make up the black Brusho. The MFT cheesecloth background is discontinued but there are other background stamps like: Cover-A-Card Fluff, Cover-A-Card Waves and Cover-A-Card Screen that have been very successful. Hope this helps!

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