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.


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.


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!)


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 like the water colour trend, I’ve only just started to experiment with it and a few different techniques. I feel I’m getting better with practice and I’ve learnt to start with less colour and add more as I go.

  2. I love the look of watercolor – and I’ve got to give it a try. Have watercolor paper, a water brush and watercolor pencils. Now I just need to find the time…….

  3. I have been wanting to try the Brusho color crystals for awhile, and now after seeing your beautiful cards there is no doubt that the Brusho colors will be on my wishlist. I love the stamp. Big, bold–what is not to love? Thank you again for sharing your time and talent with us.

  4. Absolutely LOVE the watercolor trend! I started with Peerless after watching one of your videos and have since tried watercolor markers, pencils, etc. These BRUSHO powders look like they would be so much FUN to experiment with! Thanks for keeping us on our toes with your technique videos – really enjoy them!

  5. Thank you so much for your videos! I learn so much from you and I love your style. These cards are so beautiful and that flower stamp is a must!

  6. Interesting technique & haven’t seen before. I do enjoy watching your videos, learning as I watch – you make it look so easy that I’m more likely to try.

  7. I love these cards. I have never been to interested in the watercolor look to much. I love how these crystals give a batik look. It reminds me of some of the silk shirts my NaNa used to make. Beautiful thanks for sharing this technique.

  8. These Brusho Crystals are new to me, although years ago I experimented some with Walnuts crystals. Love these intense colors, or that you can go softer. Great video, thanks!

  9. I’ve only used regular watercolors, but I’m inspired now to try these crystals – looks like something I could actually do! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. I love your videos, so many tips and techniques. You make it look do able. I will be trying all of the techniques you demonstrated. Thank you for the chance to win and the great card ideas!

  11. I absolutely love the lotus stamp set and what you did with it ! The watercolor crystals is a brand new concept to me but seeing what you did with them so inspired me, I’m gonna have to try them as well ! As usual, thanks for the clear tutorial, great ideas and wonderful inspiration !

  12. Jennifer, you don’t give yourself enough credit–these are amazing. I love the randomness of the designs you achieved. Love your videos and thanks for a chance to win!

  13. Thanks for the great video. To be honest, the watercolor trend is a bit daunting to me. I just started getting comfortable with copics and now another trend has begun. However, it’s a trend that I definitely want to learn more about and be a part of. Not so sure about my pocketbook though 😉

  14. I am always inspired by your projects. I really love the look of the powered watercolors. I am definitely going to have to get my hands on some. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

  15. Yet another fantastic process video. I get in trouble watching your videos; I always want to purchase everything. Watercolor is so pretty on cards, and these Brusho Color Crystals do make the cards pretty. I like that you made the jars like a salt and pepper shaker.

  16. Great cards, I am enjoying the water colours. I’ve been trying out the distress inks and markers and traditional watercolor but may need to try out some of the new techniques I’ve been seeing. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. i LOVE watercoloring! I don’t have many stamps so watercoloring really allows me to change things up!

  18. How cool!! That is a neat new product that I would not have come across if it weren’t for your blog. Thanks for enabling 🙂

  19. I struggle with watercolors because they can be unpredictable. But they are good for me because I’m a recovering perfectionist who is learning to let go through art journaling. Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. These powders are awesome! Thanks so much for the great tutorial, Jennifer. Love that gorgeous flower also. My wish list gets bigger every time I check your blog!

  21. Your videos are always GREAT! I’ve attempted a few of your other watercolor techniques and I cannot wait to try this one.

  22. I LOVED your video and had to order the crystals AND the water lily stamp. Can’t wait to use this technique with my card group gals!

  23. Needless to say my order is in for the Brusho Crystals…what a fun and exciting way to watercolor. I can hardly wait! Thanks for sharing so many wonderful products with us.

  24. Gorgeous cards, Jennifer. Thanks for showing all of these fun ways of using these powders. I got a little carried away and ordered a set of 12 from the UK (cheaper and closer to home), together with a set of Winsor & Newton watercolours. So yes, I guess you can say I’m loving the watercolour trend.

  25. I’m definitely into the watercolor trend. For now I use distress inks but would love to try these powders. Beautiful colors and cards!

  26. I do like the watercolor trend going on right now. I jumped on the bandwagon and bought the entire set of Spectrum Noir Aqua markers, then I saw your video using the Zig clean brush markers and now these neat powders…my oh my! I want them all! Thanks for the inspiration and Giveaway.

  27. I love the watercolor trend…and your video showing these powders is just amazing. After watching I feel like I could watercolor also. Thanks for such great videos and beautiful cards.

  28. Jennifer, thank you for all of the information on this technique! My first time seeing anything about them, but now I WANT or NEED them to add to my water color arsenal! I do enjoy water coloring and am glad to see that the trend for this medium is so popular now. Love the stamp sets you have used, too!

  29. Thank you for ong this video, Jennifer. I’ve been watching what bloggers make with these for awhile. Very cool techniques!

  30. Hi Jennifer, thanks for sharing. I am really enjoying the water color trend. Seeing all the easy techniques out there is great and it makes me feel like an artist 🙂

  31. Thanks so much Jennifer – always love your videos. I too am loving the watercolour trend and the helpful tutorials – I agree with others that it does make you feel like an artist!! I haven’t checked out waffle flower before – but looks like they have some great products. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

  32. I love your cards, and I do love the watercolor trend but I don’t have real watercolors, I just use watercolor pencils or distress inks. TFS

  33. These cards are beautiful. I recently saw some of the watercolor powders at a craft store and thought they were so neat. Thanks for sharing this video. It definately make me see how great they really are.

  34. I am really loving the watercolor trend. There are so many ways to watercolor. Thanks for your videos, love them.

  35. Th lotus flower is lovely. I haven’t heard of powdered water colors so thanks for the introduction. The colors are beautiful and the technic looks so fun.

  36. I love the watercolor look and technique. Sad to say, I have not mastered it yet but the new product makes me think I might be able to. Love your cards.

  37. love the video. I have seen a couple of different kinds and it’s nice to see demos before you order something, thanks for the giveaway and the video.

  38. I love all the watercolor trends that are in card making. I enjoy seeing so much media being used in card making. Thanks for such a great video.

  39. I love your videos; you give such clear instruction. I have been a watercolor fan for several years and am happy to see it surfacing in the paper crafting world. Thank you for sharing your talent and time!

  40. This product would have intimidated had I not seen your video. Thanks for showing us how to use the power water colors! I just love your cards.

  41. Wow, who would have thought that powered water colors would be able to achieve such spectacle results! Simply beautiful, thanks for the tutorial.

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