Monday, April 20, 2015

Water Droplets and Another Brusho Technique

I am loving my new water droplets stamp from Designs by Ryn and trying new techniques using Brusho Crystal Colors (or Bisters or Color Burst.) I watched this video and decided to try blowing the colors across the page. I have heard you can get similar results blowing through a straw, but I used Tim Holtz's Distress Marker Spritzer as was shown in the video and was pleased with the fun background it creates. Basically to do this look, create a puddle of water and mix in the color crystals, then blow the liquid and the colored water creates the lines shown. Then I stamped with Ryn's beautiful leaves and water droplets and layered on to a navy blue card base.

I tried it again with different shades of blue Brushos, then stamped first and second generations of the water droplets. I stamped a fish from Repeat Impressions onto a glossy Brusho piece and cut it out. The sentiment stamp is also from Repeat Impressions.

I am entering these cards in the Make Your Own Background at Simon Says Stamp and the April challenge at Designs by Ryn.


Robin said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the technique and those raindrops of Ryn's are becoming a fave of mine too. My sister just ordered it. I can't wait to use it. Hugs, Robin

Nancy said...

Love your cards! Such unique and creative backgrounds!

Jacquie said...

Hi Karen,

Love both of these but my favourite has to be the first one purely for the beautiful colours.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Maxine D said...

Karen these cards are amazing - love the combination of the 'blown' paint and water droplets.

kaybee said...

Perfect combination - Brushos and Ryn's water droplets! Love it.

Kerri Hibberd said...

Loving your style! I used the crystal paints at school and had no idea you could do so much with them. Putting these on my wish list. Thanks for following me over at I'm now your newest follower too!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Awesome cards. I had to order some of the droplets too so this is inspiring to me.

Heather said...

Both fabulous card Karen, beautiful designs and colours.........your technique to create the Brusho and water drops is stunning!!

Thanks so much for joining us along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge,
Heather xx

cheiron said...

Gorgeous results and I love the colors. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

Judy Woodland said...

Oh, wow, what a great look! I, too, am in LOVE with my Ryn stamp - can't wait to try this technique. Thanks for the great inspiration!!!