Video: Brusho Color + Waffle Flower Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Today’s video gives a look at a few of the fun techniques you can do with watercolor powders. This post is also part of a fun blog hop. (More on that below!)

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

“Watercolor powders” have started popping up in the cardmaking world recently. I have wanted to try them for a few months now and I finally did… and boy are they fun! The Brusho Crystal Colors are “unique, transparent, highly pigmented watercolor ink powders giving wonderful bursts of color when used.” There are MANY techniques you can use the powders for and my video only shows a few. In some ways, the powder form allows you more control. (Mixing of colors, using to color pastes, etc.) In other ways, the powder offers unpredictable fun, which you see in the video.

I first showed how you can color in images by filling them with water and then shaking on the Brusho powders. The powders blend together and give unique results. (My favorite is that blue/purple flower!) I also did this technique for the leaves. (By the way, this gorgeous flower is from the new Waffle Flower Lotus set, and the leaves are from the new Leafy set.)

It is fun to see all the colors that result from mixing the powders. I have the set of 12 and am very happy with it (and feel no need for the bigger set). Mixing is easy to do, so no need for lots of colors! (Save those extra dollars for more stamp sets! 😉 )

Next, I shared a few different ways to create fun backgrounds. First, I applied a few light sprays of water and added a tiny bit of Brusho for a splatter look. Another variation is to shake on a tiny bit of Brusho on dry watercolor paper and spray on top of it. (I am telling ya – there are a million ways to play with these!) I struggle with messy backgrounds, but did like these…

Next I shared how you can achieve a soft watercolor background with the Brusho by using them with a more tradition watercolor method…

And finally… color craziness! I sprayed the paper with water… added several Brusho colors… sprayed it a bit more… wanted to throw the hot-mess away… set it aside to dry instead… and ended up loving it! These wild backgrounds can be a lot of fun. Can’t wait to play with them more.

WAFFLE FLOWER BLOG HOP

This post is part of the Waffle Flower Coloring Fun Blog Hop. All of the designers on the hop will be using the newest Waffle Flower products along with some favorite coloring techniques. Waffle Flower is a great company so I am honored to be part of this!

I am the last stop on the hop today, so you can start at the beginning by going to the Waffle Flower blog HERE.

GIVEAWAY

Today I actually have TWO ways to win a giveaway.

1. Waffle Flower is giving away a $50 gift certificate! A random winner will be drawn from comments left on all of the blogs in the hop. (Winner will be posted on the WF blog on 7/13/15.)

2. I will be giving TWO Waffle Flower stamp sets to a lucky winner who leaves a comment here.

For your chance for either prize, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 7/12/15 telling me if you are enjoying the watercolor trend. (The winner’s name for the second prize will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

SUPPLIES

Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Thanks for the products, Waffle Flower.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), Dick Blick (DB), Waffle Flower (WF), etc.

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935 thoughts on “Video: Brusho Color + Waffle Flower Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY”

  1. I am so in love with watercolor. I haven’t done in such a long time but lately every time I watch your yourtube I just want to more and more, I think your work is beautiful and fun. Unfortunately we are in the process of a move and everything is packed away so I can’t wait to unpack everything and get back to playing. What a nice surprise it would be to win these and use with my daughter in our new place to create some great things for her new bedroom walls….The idea’s are already flowing.

  2. What an awesome giveaway. The stamp set is lovely. I didn’t even know there was a thing called powdered watercolours.nthey go great with those stamps!

  3. Wow, Jennifer! Those powders are amazing.I have to add them to my shopping list. Thank you so much for sharing. As usual reading your blog and watching your youtube tutorials is very inspiring.

  4. I am amazed at the wonderful effects you created with these fun powders. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. I’m waiting for my watercolor powders to arrive in the mail. It would be so great to have new stamps & a new technique

  6. Fantastic effects Jennifer, those powders are great, I’d like to try some of your techniques!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. This was so inspiring for me to try something new. I have never used water colors before but now I know this is something I have to try!! I love the stamp set you used!!!

  8. I like the trend but can’t keep up with all the new products. I still enjoy playing with what I have.

  9. I really like the powders — so different. Your cards are so pretty. I really enjoy watching your videos — so inspiring. I would love to win the stamps.

  10. I’m so loving the water color trend! I can’t wait to get my hands on some zig markers and a stamp set of florals!

  11. These look so easy to use and what amazing results I am new to water coloring after watching one of your other video’s I decided to give a try.
    Thanks for sharing with us all.

  12. I recently purchased some Brusho powders. They have to be one of the coolest paints/powders I have played with. You never know what your going to get and you will never be able to do it twice!

  13. I absolutely love these vibrant colors. Beautiful cards! I like the watercolor look and these powders look like so much fun. thanks for sharing them with us.

  14. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the variety of ways to use them! One question – how do you store the containers of crystals after you poke holes in the top so that they do not spill where you do not want them to? Thanks again,

  15. I love how the powder leaves such an intense spot if you want it to. The watercolor is some of the most intense I have seen with it still looking like watercolor. One more toy that I have to have. I will have to add it to my ever growing list. 🙂

  16. Instead of using spritzes of plain water, I used Pearl Water….and the shimmer along with the intense color knocked me out.

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