Friday, March 16, 2018
Easter Greetings, #fms328
I'm quite taken with Brusho at the moment. It's not right for anywhere near every card, but it sure can be fun. It tends to be a bit on the bold side and can take a bit of playing with to get a feel for it. You get a set of 5 colors with SU's box set.
A couple of TIPS, if you are using it for the first time. 1. Don't open the lid. Nothing in there except the powder and that can go everywhere. Just poke 1 to 3 small holes in the lid, since it's a powder you don't need to worry about it drying up or anything. 2. Go easy, just sprinking a little bit on your paper and watercolor paper is the best fit. Then spritz with water. Just spritz more water and/or add a bit more powder until you get the look you want. More water will give less of the splotches, more powder will give lots more color and lots more splotches. It's a lot of fun to see what you come up with. 3. Do a bit of spritz on the back side of your watercolor paper and it will lay flatter while you are working on it and while it dries.
I used the Yellow and the Blue in the set, also, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White and Daffodil Delight.
The floral and cross are from Hold On To Hope in the Occasions catalog, what a fabulous set! It's a keeper for sure. The sentiment is a very very old wood mounted stamp from many years and another company ago. But I have not a single Easter greeting type stamp in my SU stuff. I'm going to have to keep my eye open for something. I would have loved one that said Easter Blessings. I think I have a big SU stamp from a few years ago that does say that come to think of it. Hmmm, I need to find that.
The die cut for the sentiment as well as the piece under it, came from Petals and More Thinlit dies. They are the die set for Petal Palette and that die set is currently available on the SAB. Place a $100 order to get that die set, but make sure to check with your demo, it takes a special number to order it free.
So, Here is the challenge for this week and the link to the site for Fresly Made sketches, check it out.