Friday, June 03, 2016

Stenciling with Brushos Video Tutorial


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing another stenciling with brushos card along with a short video tutorial.

My card above uses the same technique in the video below and has stamping, die-cuts, and stenciling with brushos so it is another example of a CAS Mix Up card that fits the CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Die-cuts.



I shared the card below on my blog a few weeks back, and had several requests asking for a video on how I did this technique.  Thanks so much for all the feedback.



The video on Stenciling with Brushos is below, or you can watch it on YouTube by clicking HERE.  It's very short (2:30) and I show lots of examples of cards I made using this background technique.

I hope you'll take a few minutes to watch the video and I'd appreciate a "thumbs up" if you find it helpful. :)  Thank you!



As I show in my video, I found it easiest to have something underneath my card front so that I could pull off my stencil quickly.  I used an acrylic block, but you can use whatever you have on hand.  The trick to this technique is removing the stencil as soon as possible so the water and crystals don't have time to flow under the stencil.  For crisp, clean images, being fast is best. :)  It's also best to use a stencil that has both open spaces and solid spaces, and try to get the watercolour crystals in as many of the open spaces as possible.

I used mixed media paper (Strathmore 400 series) for both my cards above. Watercolour paper also works well for this technique.

I hope you enjoy the video.  And thanks for dropping by for a visit!







Birthday Card:
Stamps:  The big, the bold, the happy (Winnie & Walter)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series); White base (Neenah)
Ink:  Brushos:  Lemon, Orange, Terracotta
Accessories & Tools:  Water mister, Numbers stencil (cut with my Silhouette Cameo), Stitched Border die (Pretty Pink Posh)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up June Challenge - Die-cuts

40 comments:

Julie B said...

Great tutorial Loll. I've tried stencils and Brusho in the past but used spray adhesive on the stencil, this gives a much cleaner edge. A bit like removing a plaster I think, quick and sharp gives the best result! :)

Marianne said...

Love the summery colours of your card, Loll. Thanks for the video tutorial. It was very helpful.

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Loll this is gorgeous and now I guess that Brushos are definitely on my wish list--love the variation in colours!!

nancy littrell said...

Wow...Gorgeous, gorgeous card and fabulous video tutorial Loll. I loved your tips like the acrylic block underneath and your laying a paper towel over your wet piece to soften the colors. TFS my very talented friend! Hugs, nancy

Viv's Visuals said...

Great video tute as always Loll and super cards. Wish I could get the hang of these darn Brushos but am so busy at the mo I haven't any time to even practice never mind create!

Shirl said...

Total thumbs up, Loll on your video tutorial. Beautifully done cards!

Shirl

Bonnie said...

You make this look so easy, Loll! Thanks for doing the video. I love this birthday card! It would be great for a tween or teen!

Chris Alexander said...

awesome video, technique and such beautiful cards. The acrylic block was just genius :)

MaryH said...

Thanks for taking the time and trouble to make this video. It's perfectly fabulous. Also when I see the stenciled numbers here on the blog, I realized it _was_ numbers! In the video, my eyes were picking up the colored bits, and I didn't realize it was actually numbers!! Even then, thought it was an awesome look. You rock!!! Hugs (yes, Bonnie is right, you made it look easy. I'd have had blobs everywhere as I lifted that stencil...LOL).

Betty Keefe said...

thank Loll - i tried doing this yesterday with my brushos and had a big fat mess 'cause i left the stencil on too long - so will have another go at this sonight!

Stamps and Paper said...

Thank you for this great tutorial Loll and what lovely cards

Anne

Brenda said...

Oh Loll, you are the biggest sweetheart for making a video for us to watch! I was going to give this technique a try next. I just love it so much! Nice to see the video first though, although I was going to give it a go just by your directions. But now I don't have to. lol Your card is fabulous! I love the color of the brusho's you used on it. Hugs, Brenda

Trina P. said...

Great video tutorial. You make it look so easy.
Is this also called stencil monoprint, or is stencil monoprint placing watercolor paper over the wet stencil that was removed?

Cathy said...

Fantastic video Loll, love your tips with the acrylic block and paper towel, these cards all look amazing, Cathy x

Pam said...

Great tutorial! Thanks so much!

Loll said...

Hi Trina. This is not Stencil Monoprint. If I took the wet stencil I removed from my card front and placed the wet side down onto another card front, then I could make a monoprint. It's important to soak up the extra liquid with a cloth or paper towel. With a monoprint, the open areas of the stencil should remain clear so that the card stock shows through. If you want a good video on stencil monoprint, check out the link to one by Lee-Anne Cross that I have in my Tutorials Tab at the top of my blog. Loll :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

gorgeous backgrounds!!! Love the mix of colors and stencils you've used!

Colleen said...

Fun card, Loll!! I love the big numbers and of course the Happy Birthday!!
I watched the video, gave it a thumbs up and will now give tht technique a try!! Love it!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow great card, I love that background stencil too. Another thing I need lol. Have to try this with my brushos that need to come out and play again. Looks very easy and quick thumbs up.

Inkyfingers said...

I am seriously thinking that I 'need' brushos now Loll. I have loved seeing your creatively stencilled cards.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my gosh, what a beautiful card and I am so excited that there is a video! YAY! Off I go to watch it. Happy weekend Loll. hugs :)

Tina Z. said...

incredible cards, thank you for the great video!

Birgit said...

You made that look so easy Loll and I just love the results!! I can't wait to give this stenciling technique a try!
Thanks also for suggesting that it was Perfect Pearls I used on my project. You are absolutely right and I went on to my blog post and fixed it. Thanks so much for bringing the name back to my mind!! I must be getting old... ;0)

Bobby said...

Love the cards and loved the video. I think I need some brushos. No, I know I need some brushos. I have a birthday coming up so I'll be hinting.

Valerie Nolan said...

Fab cards Loll and very helpful videos! Shame you're not joining us for the craft retreat we could learn so much!
Val x

Barb Ghig said...

Another gorgeous card, Loll! I really love the colors you chose for this one, too! Can't wait to grab my Brushos and stencils and start playing! Thanks again for the video tutorial :)

Linda said...

Great video Loll .... you make it look so easy. Love the card too. Enjoy the weekend my friend xx

Marcia HIll said...

Fantastic video Loll and beautiful, beautiful cards! One question for you: what is the difference between mixed media paper and water color paper? Is one heavier than the other? Thanks! :0)

Kia said...

Love your video on this technique - I don't have brushos, but do have bisters - the colours are not as brilliant as brusho though, so not nearly so much fun! Thanks for all you teach us Loll.

Monica Maynard said...

You make this look so easy, Loll! Thanks for doing the video. I love this birthday card! It would be great for a tween or teen!
Monica
myartscrafts

Karen D. said...

so awesome...love the results mf.
hugs,
K

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card Loll, I like the video too. Great idea with the acrylic block.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Mac Mable said...

Very helpful video, thank you so much for sharing x Great tip about getting the stencil off quickly and using the block underneath. I am a brusho girl but didn't know about the two techniques and I am very grateful for the tips...Thank you so much x Love the card today too x

Maura R said...

Loll, thanks so much for making this video - it was so helpful to see how you prop up the cs for easy removal. I love the cards you made with this technique and can't wait to try it - Thanks!!

maria f. said...

I'd say powders are your friends ;) I love this technique and your results. Maybe I'll get up my nerve and try with my Bursts.

Brenda in IN said...

I can't wait to try this! What a fantastic card and thanks for the video. I've watched it several times now and think I can do this.

Trina P. said...

Thanks, Loll. I'll go check out that tutorial.

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous tutorial, Loll ... thanks for sharing such great tips for this technique ... the results are stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

TK said...

Your brushos and stencil technique is just awesome! Thanks for showing us, and especially for showing us how to use the paper towel to transform the colors! So beautiful!

Susan said...

Beautiful!! Such vibrant colours around the numbers. Love the stitched curved line!