Monday 14 September 2015

2015 #17 Brusho And Paste {by Sam Butler}

 2015 Topic 17: Pigment Powders

Hi all, Sam here. Lots of you already know me, but for those of you who don’t, here’s a bit about me. I’ve been crafting for quite a few years now and like anything distressed and grungy. I love any sort of crafting and would say that I am adventurous with new materials and am willing to give almost anything a try!! I have a mad 8 year old bearded collie, a partner of 20+ years and my favourite colour is Green.

This is more of a techniques post, rather than an end product post, to show just how versatile Brushos can be. I experimented with various different ways of using Brushos many of which can be seen here on my blog. I have lots of ideas with brushos, this is just one of many techniques I am showing you tonight!

Before we start ....The first thing I want to say is when you get your Brushos don’t take the lid off, instead pierce a hole in the lid to make a sort of shaker pot. 

 Step One: Tape a stencil to your tag, then shake on a few colours of Brushos.

Step Two: Spritz with water. Peel the stencil off and dry with a piece of kitchen roll

Here's the pattern left on the tag - you can see how all the different colours have mingled.

Step Three: Take out some Golden Regular Gel, sprinkle on some Brushos and mix. Now you have a coloured paste to put through your stencil.

Peel of the stencil again and there you have a tinted texture on the tag. See the lower part of the tag.

I then added some stamping  in Timber Brown StazOn from  HP1503, and then edged the tag in Gathered Twig Distress Ink.

Here are 4 tags and 4 different techniques. (details of each are on my blog here

All stamps are from the Hot Pick1503 except the script used to stamp with bleach, that was from the ESN03 plate.

I hope this has given you a bit of an insight as to how versatile Brushos can be, enjoy playing.


We are glad you have had so much fun experimenting with Brushos Sam, I have been fortunate enough to see all your lovely samples. Tonights tag showcases how the Brusho Powders work alongside thicker textures, yet still does not overpower the layers underneath. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us ~ Gillian.

We would love you to join in with challenge #17: Pigment Powders If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Circles link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Sept 27th winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Hazel Agnew said...

Wow Sam, some great ideas there! Love the stencil technique, the first one that is! Fab to have new things to try! Love the overall finish and the stamps work with it really well! Congrats on a great, informative post! Xx

PaperArtsy said...

Ohhh check you Sam - our resident brusho guru in full swing, Great post! Love the Brushos into the gel too!! Thanks for contributing tonight! ~Leandra

Helen said...

You always get such great results with your Brushos Sam - love these tags. well done you on your GD spot! I've never tried them through stencils, will put that right soon.

Lin said...

well Sam you kept that quiet lol!! good choice of patwit to experiment with the brushos!! great samples Sam xxx

craftimamma said...

Great post Sam & lovely to see you on here tonight. Love all your tags & your experiments with Brusho give good directions to boost the confidence of anyone who hasn't played with them before. Will definitely visit your blog to see more details later.

Lesley Xx

Kirsten said...

These are all my favourite Brusho techniques Sam, great tags! And fantastic to see you here on the PA blog.

craftytrog said...

Great techniques Sam, you showcased the Brushos brilliantly on your grungy tags!

Words and Pictures said...

Great to see you here, Sam - and what a cool post of Brusho ideas. I have got some powders but haven't really explored them yet, so this is a really good nudge.
Alison xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Thanks Sam for some fabulous techniques your tags look amazing. Off to your blog xxx

Etsuko said...

It's a very fascinating project Sam!! Amazing ideas,techniques and colours. I love all. Congratulations GD tonight. xx

Ruth said...

Fab post Sam, LOVE all your tags and great to see you here! Ruth x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Fab post Sam! Can't wait to try brushos with gel medium!

Lucy x

Claire said...

Great post Sam, lovely to see you on here again. I'll have to dig out my Brushos - not used them for ages! Xx

Julie Lee said...

I've never tried Brushos, but you always get such interesting and lovely results with them, Sam. This is informative post has inspired me to have a go! x

Sue Jones said...

Your link tool thingy says that it closes on Sunday 6th Sept - that has gone before your post :)

laury55 said...

great tags!!!! and great idea to use brushos