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Sue Duffy
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Showing posts with label Brusho. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brusho. Show all posts

January 16, 2021



Hi, Stampers -
    Just a quick post with the Art Gallery Bundle.  The background layer is just simply distress ink, brayered on a Gel Press, then splashed with a little water and Prussian Blue Brusho (very little Brusho), using a fan brush, and then lifting a print.  I die-cut the layer with the largest of the Stitched Rectangles dies.  Flowers and leaves were stamped onto Shimmery White CS.  SU! supplies are below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

May 20, 2019


Hi, Stampers!
    Playing around again with this easy brushing Brusho technique (see my May 4 post).  This time I added some extra water droplets from my Aqua Painter for a little more interest.  Don't be afraid to experiment - try it, you'll love it!

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

     The base is a vertical A2 card of Whisper White Thick CS, and the mat layer is also WW Thick, cut with the largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies. My "art piece" is 2-3/4 x 3-3/4 Watercolor Paper.
     I sprinkled Prussian Blue and Yellow Brusho onto the Watercolor Paper and spritzed with water and brushed it with my Aqua Painter, blending the colors a little in the middle.  I then added droplets of water from my Aqua Painter here and there, dabbed off a little excess with a napkin, and let dry.
     The sailboat and birds are stamped in Night of Navy, using my Stamparatus, in case I had to re-stamp.  When I made sure the stamped images were dry, I attached the watercolored layer to the Stitched Rectangle piece with Fast Fuse all the way around the outside and a few stripes in the middle, to be sure it would lay flat.  The "stitched mat" is attached to the card front with Foam Adhesive Strips.
    I  left room for a sentiment if I decide to add one down the road.   I stamped the smaller sailboat on the inside of the card, and done!  
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May 4, 2019


Hi, Stampers!
     Another rainy day in the Indianapolis area - I feel sorry for the Mini-Marathon Runners and the Kentucky Derby fans and "runners," too, just south of us in Louisville.  Good day for stampin'!  I've just finished up the samples for next Saturday's Stamp Camp.
     This card was inspired by a tutorial at FrenchieStamps and it really is quick.  Details below.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~

  • Shake some Brusho Crystal Colour* - remember you don't need much - onto a piece of Watercolor Card Stock, cut to 3 x 3-3/4. Use 2-3 colors, at most.  I used Prussian Blue and Yellow.  Spritz with a fair amount of water and with your Aqua Painter or a wet brush spread the color across the paper!  Let it dry - that's it!  If you want to dry with a heat gun, the color will lighten a little.
  • When your color-washed piece is completely dry, pat with your Embossing Buddy and stamp desired image from Dandelion Wishes in Versamark and emboss with Black Embossing Powder.  You can also emboss the black stamped "For you" if you like - I did not.  The "For you" is from the "Let it Ride" stamp set.
  • Adhere Watercolor CS to a piece of Whisper White 3-1/4 x 4.
  • Cut a strip of Granny Apple Green CS (or any color you like) 5-1/2 x 1-1/4 and run through any embossing folder you like - I used Seaside - and adhere to Blueberry Bushel card base.  Add Watercolor layers with Dimensionals and Floral Romance Seal.
*Brusho is retiring, but we will have Pigment Sprinkles in colors like Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, and Melon Mambo when the 2019-20 Annual Catalog goes live!  So, if you already have Brusho, you will have lots of colors to play with.


December 11, 2018


Hi, Stampers!
     A bright and bubbly (get it?) background with Brusho, combining it with a fun, horizontal Z-fold.  Let's get started.

Happy Stampin’!
Sue Duffy ~


PAPER – Crushed Curry - 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4 and 2-1/8 on 8-1/2” side; Granny Apple Green – 4-3/4 x 3‑1/4; Real Red – 4-3/4 x 3-1/4 and 3-1/2 x 4-1/4; Watercolor Paper – 4-1/2 x 3; Red Glimmer Paper scrap; Whisper White 4-1/4 x 3-1/4 for inside

INKS – Brusho Crystals (above, I used Prussian Blue, Yellow and Gamboge); Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Crushed Curry or Mango Melody

OTHER – Small bubble wrap – roughly 5 x 3-1/2 (larger than watercolor piece); Spritzer or spray bottle with water; silicone sheet or paper towels; Big Shot, Happy Birthday Thinlits; Balloon Bouquet or ¾” Circle Punch; Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Multi (liquid) or Tear & Tape (or Fast Fuse), Mini Dimensionals

October 27, 2018


Hello, Stampers!
     This is my entry for the Less Is More #383 Challenge - "Dimension."  I thought about doing a simple embossing folder background, but then thought about this easy, colorful technique I played around with when SU! first started carrying Brusho.  For this card, I used  4 of the 5 colors of Brusho from Stampin' Up!:  Prussian Blue, Brilliant Red, Gamboge (mostly orange with yellow), and Moss Green.  I hope this fun background is not too "busy" for the Less Is More team!  Here's the technique; it's pretty simple and you can find video tutorials on YouTube:
  • Brusho can be messy, so you should probably lay down scrap paper, wax paper, or a silicone baking sheet.
  • On a piece of the smaller size bubble wrap - bubbles up - (you might be able to see it above), cut larger than your desired background piece (my watercolor paper on this card is 3 x 4-1/2"), lightly sprinkle one or two colors of Brusho or use as many as you like!  I sprinkled mine in vertical sections:  blue, green, gamboge and red - left to right.
  • Spritz with water and lay your watercolor paper on top and lightly press your paper down to pick up the color.  Let dry and that's it for this fun background.
  • NOTE:  If  you can't wait for your paper to dry you can use heat, but it might fade your colors a little, so in the meantime, just proceed with the rest of your design.
  • The mat is one of my favorite new colors, Mango Melody - so nice and bright.  The Happy Birthday is die cut with Poppy Parade - a nice, bright tomato red.