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! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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. Thanks to your great videos on the various forms of water coloring, I am loving it so much. I’ve always used and liked he watercolor palettes with aqua brushes but now my new fav are the zip clean color markers. So awesome.

  2. Absolutely love your cards and the techniques are awesome. Still trying to resist buying into the powder water colors, but the temptation is getting the better of me! Love the stamp set, too!

  3. This is such an easy way to achieve watercolors! I think these powders are pretty awesome and your techniques look so simple and easy to do Jennifer! Thanks so much for always teaching me something new and for your time that you dedicate each week!!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

  4. GORGEOUS cards, the colours are SO VIBRANT!!!
    I LOVE the watercolour trend … AND I am STILL working on my technique, I usually have a tight grip on my ruler, so it is a challenge for me to relax and let things happen ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I am absolutely in love with this watercolor trend in card making! I was an art major and this is definitely giving me a creative outlet for that. Love your cards, Jennifer! These powders look like a fun product. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I’ve loved following your work for years. This technique knocks my socks off, I LOVE watercolors and these add a whole new twist. Thank you for sharing your work with the world

  7. Never been into the watercolor trend, but I’m seeing it everywhere – your blog and KWerner Designs are very inspiring and I would love to try the techniques. Love your video – TFS!

  8. Jennifer, I’m like you with “messy” backgrounds so watercolor is hard for me – lack of control! But I love these and love the colors. I would be anxious to try these powders!

  9. I’m intrigued by all the possibilities these powdered water colors will provide. I love watching your videos. You give practical suggestions and easy to follow directions. Keep up the good work!

  10. Great demonstration. I love these water colors and am anxious to try them. You always have such wonderful ideas. Many thanks.

  11. I enjoy your amazing videos especially all the different watercolor techniques. I prefer the more subtle softer look. Thank you for the chance to win.

  12. I can’t tell you how many products I’ve bought because of your recommendations!
    I always add these items to wishlists and then purchase when I can. Your tutorials are so informative, clear and easy to follow, that it makes using the various products successful, when you use them for the first time. I’ve had the Brusho’s for a few months, but now I can’t wait to try the various techniques you showcased. You always show different ways of using a product. It is so interesting to watch you create. Thank you for your endlessly creative efforts to inspire all of us! It is greatly appreciated.

  13. You Tube had recommended I watch your video and I must say, You Tube got it right for once. I learned so much from watching this video and a few of your past videos. I really love how they are packed full of helpful hints and technique advice. I look forward to your next one!

  14. These crystals are amazing! I have dabbled with several types of watercolors, but these produce some very unique looks!

  15. I love the watercolor trend! Fell it love with it after taking your Watercolor for Card Makers class. These powders are really cool. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  16. Jennifer, you are absolutely brilliant. Your techniques are always so interesting. I learn so much from you. These watercolor powders are wonderful. I’m such a fan of watercoloring. It’s my go-to medium now.

  17. I really enjoy using watercolors and these new powders are amazing. The flower in the
    Waffle Flower stamp set is perfect for using the powders.

  18. I love your cards there are amazing, thanks for sharing how you coloring, I love this technique!

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