Monday, 15 January 2018

Arty-Farty (and easy!) Valentine's with Ewelina


You probably know that since Christmas is done and gone it's time to start prep for Valentine's Day. Some of you might not celebrate it (really?!?); some of you might think it's waaaay too early (it's ONLY 30 days away!!!); some of you are already half-ready (good job!).

Without disclosing which group I belong to (remember... don't judge a book...), I have made 3 very easy but quite arty looking Valentine's cards.

All you need is a couple of Brusho powders in red/pink colour - I used Vermilion, Ost. Red and Alizarin Crimson, Brusho wax sticks and some stamps + embossing powders.

Let me talk you through it... card by card...

Here, I used transparent embossing powder for stamping on a blank card base. Once embossed, I sprinkled some Brusho and sprayed with water (not too much!). Brusho doesn't cover the embossed elements and the result is quite cool. To finish, I drew a frame with a black gel pen. 

For this card, I used Brusho wax stick to write LOVE and draw some hearts and... yes, I am aware that my calligraphy is now awesome hahaha it's the thought that counts, right?!? Once my was happy with the 'waxed on' elements, I sprinkled Brusho powder all over and sprayed with water. Brusho wax prevents the colour to be soaked in by the paper so the design is still visible though covered in speckles of colour. To finish, I added a frame and some mini hand-drawn hearts. 

My last card is kind of reverse of the first one. I used Brusho powder first, then stamped out the designs and embossed in white.

So here you are - three easy but cute takes on a V'day card.

See you next time!

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Love is.... an altered notebook by Sarah

Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year!

This is my first blog post of the year and what better a way to start it than with a little altered notebook.. a quick and easy project

The products I have focused on today are Brusho crystal colours and soft form relief paste and the overall look I was going for was that of a washed out shabby chic style.

Step 1 Take a plain hard covered notebook and prepare the surface with a layer of white gesso.

Step 2 add a strip of cotton lade to the binding edge of the book

Step 3 Apply a generous layer of soft form relief paste to the cover of the notebook (a bit like icing a cake)  press in a wooden heart and allow to dry naturally.

Step 4 Once the relief paste was dry I used some embossing enamel for additional texture

Step 5 Sprinkle the surface of the book with Brusho and spritz with water until you have the look you desire, using your heat tool to dry the layers as you go along

Step 6 I stamped a sentiment onto the wooden heart with black stazon ink

I hope you enjoyed today's project and i am already looking forward to making my next project, see you in 2 weeks :)

Sarah x

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