For my DT post on the VLVS! blog today, I have a little tutorial for you. This technique is not mine; I saw somebody do this on YouTube. It is a technique using Brusho. I really didn't like my Brusho's and so regretted buying them until I saw this technique. I suppose you could do this with Bistre and Colour bursts too. Anyway, first the finished article, which is a postcard by the way :
And here's how to make it :
First, stamp your image on your postcard. Use a waterproof ink as you are going in with water later.
When it is dry.....
Sprinkle Brusho powders on your card, avoiding the stamped image as much as possible. I used Yellow, Orange and Crimson.
You the, rub the powder into the card using your fingers, and this is what that looks like.
Next, take a stamp, spray with water and stamp.....
This is what that looks like... Continue to do this until you have done the whole card, again avoiding the stamped image. I suppose you could mask it if you wanted to.
After you finished stamping, mist a little water over the card so the colours get even more vivid. Not too much though, as it will all run and become a solid coloured card. That is exactly what I don't like about Brusho's when you use them in the traditional way. Far too messy for me... lol
After everything is dry, take some coloured pencils or markers and colour the image. I used pencils..
Here she is in all her glory !
I then took some background stamps, and stamped the background lightly.. (a list of all stamps used is at the bottom of this post).
I also used a black marker and doodled a line around the card.
I think this just finishes it off nicely; I still wasn't happy with the background though and decided to do a little more stamping
This time I used black ink...
Here is the result, much better I think....
Lastly I chose a sentiment and stamped it in the top portion of the card... and that was that.
Here is the finished card again :
I used the following stamps :
Thank you so much for stopping by today !