Monday, 1 May 2017

Mixed Media Female using Brusho and Aquawax by Terri Koszler

Welcome to the very first ever ColourCraft blog post! To celebrate we are giving away a 12set of Brusho, Just leave us a comment on the blog to be in with a chance of winning.


Today is my first blog post for Colourcraft and I am so excited to be sharing my mixed media project  which I created with Brushos and Aquawax.




I started by sketching out my head and torso on watercolour paper using some mixed media stencils from Papberbabe stamps.



I then added some aquawax to a small piece of bubble wrap and dabbed it on to the page to add some resist and texture to my project.  While this was drying I prepared my brushos, I added a sprinkle of each colour I was using to the posh pallette and added some water, I used Purple, Grey and Prussian blue for the background.

I spritzed the paper with water and added small amounts of each colour with a brush into the wet areas allowing it to bleed out and cover the page. 

 Where the Aquawax was added the brusho can not settle so you end up with a white area.



I added a sprinkle of brusho crystals in a couple of the wet areas as this adds another texture and pattern to the project.  I dried this off with a heat tool and then started to colour the face, hair and body. I used black brusho for the hair and found it was best to use a few coats allowing each to dry before adding the next.

I used Sandstone brusho for the body, and created shadow below the chin and down the neck by using a stronger concentration of the sandstone colour .  

Once dry I added the facial features using  Paperbabe stamps, inks and a black fine liner pen.



For the whites of the eyes I used a white ink pen, I also added two white dots to each iris to give the effect of sparkle in the eyes.


I had so much fun creating my piece and can't wait to make more projects.  Thank you for taking the time to stop by, please feel free to leave comments below and come back for more inspiration for the amazing Design Team here at Colourcraft.


58 comments:

  1. Very effective demonstration about how you can use Brusho in a controlled way :)

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  2. Great project and great colours too...love the mix of blues!

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  3. Interesting use of Brusho. Love it xx

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  4. Aquawax as a resist - now that is something I had not thought of...

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    1. Give it a go Anne and let me know how it goes

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  5. Wonderful work Terri & welcome Colourcraft blog! I'll be watching!xoxo

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  6. Fun project! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  7. Fabulous project. I've been looking at Brushos for a while and am amazed with their versatility. I haven't taken the plunge yet, but I'm very tempted.

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    1. Thank you, Give them a go Janet. Hopefully we will give you even more inspiration.

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  8. Awesome, going to try it too.

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  9. What a fabulous mixed media project! New blog subby. thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. This is great! Love the colors you used!

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  11. Fantastic project! Love the effect the Aqua Wax applied with the bubble wrap gives :)

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  12. Great idea with the Brusho's......pic reminds me of Kate Bush ��

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  13. Interestingly. Inspirational. I would like to know.

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  14. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the results you achieved. I especially am intrigued with the spritzing the purple-blue background, that the hair is so different even with the same products, and the four areas of the large bubble-wrap aqua-wax dots; I also appreciate the way you described your methods to achieve these effects! Great job:)

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  15. Really like this, I love the stencils xx

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  16. Amazing result, I should try this technique

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  17. A great tutorial and post. I used brushos recently for the first time and more wasn't a set of colours!

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  18. Great post and tutorial. I tried brushos recently and now want a set of my own!

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  19. A beautiful result - the resist under the brushos looks fabulous!

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  20. Lovely work, I love my Brusho's they are just Devine... Great that you've got a blog so I can follow and pick up other techniques using the Brusho's :)

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  21. Love your colors! First time I have seen aqua wax, very interesting look. Thank you.

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  22. My comment seems to have disappeared!!!!

    A fabulous project, thanks for the details

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  23. Wow this is amazing! Really effective!

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  24. Simply gorgeous, love how you've used the bubble wrap, so effective xxx 💕😊

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  25. What a gorgeous background!! Love it.

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  26. Congratulations to your new blog..I cant wait to see your art works
    Daniela

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  27. Really nice! I wish I could draw face like this one :)

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