Thursday, August 11, 2016

Part Two of Brushos and Ferns


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing the second part of a play with Brushos.  Click HERE to see Christine's Birthday card from yesterday.  I sprinkled brushos on top of my fern leaf stencil, spritzed with water, and once dry fussy-cut and placed it in a frame ... that's the card I posted yesterday.

After taking a print of my fern, the stencil still had lots of colour on it (from errant Brusho crystals and water) ... so I flipped it over and placed it onto a piece of clean mixed media paper to take a Stencil Monoprint.  I pressed it down onto the card, blotting with a paper towel to absorb any colour that strayed into the open parts. This leaves me with a coloured background, and my stencil image is white.  After it was dry, I place the fern stencil back over top, matching up the design and then spread a layer of Crackle Paste over top.  A black with white heat embossed sentiment banner was added to finish the card.  Easy peasy and I got two cards for the price of one. :)

Adding this to the Take It Make It August Challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine where this time they are wanting us to Take a Technique - Stencils and Masks.

Going to add this to the CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Sprays gallery.    My CAS Mix Up card has stamping, Brushos, stenciling, stencil monoprint, embossing paste and heat embossing.  Come play along!!



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A couple of days ago, I had a play day with my friends Susan and Christine.  We experimented with more stenciling techniques and products.  Lots of fun!  Susan brought her puppy, Tessa ... and my son Jeremy came over with Violeta.  The pups had so much fun playing with each other.  :)

Jer quickly snapped some pictures with his phone.  Susan is holding her Tessa, and Christine is holding Violeta.   Aren't the pups adorable??!!




Thanks to Susan, Christine and Tessa for coming over to play!!







Stamps:  Sentiment - Painted Butterflies (Altenew)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 400 Series)
Ink:  Brushos:  Lime Green, Leaf Green; Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Fern stencil (cut with my Silhouette Cameo), water mister, White Crackle Texture Paste (Finnabair), palette knife, corner rounder, white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
Take It Make It August Challenge - Stencils and Masks
CAS Mix Up August Challenge - Sprays

31 comments:

  1. Those puppies ARE just adorable! so soft and fluffy and ACTIVE!!! how sweet! It's a wonder you got any work done! Love the white crackle stenciled fern Loll - with that great brusho left-over background! Love the punch with the black sentiment strip too!

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  2. Love this version of the fern stencil .... looks great with the crackle paste! Great minds think alike too ..... I've done something very similar today, same techniques, different stencil it'll be on CAS Mix Up tomorrow.
    Those puppies are just adorable .... I'm surprised you got anything done with those two cuties running around xx

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  3. OMG Loll you should have been on the retreat! We all loved brushos and your experience with them would have been a bonus xxx

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  4. Oh, I love this one too! Two beauties! And those puppies are so cute! I know they were fun to watch at play!

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  5. I'm so in love with your style! This card has it all--gorgeous blended colors, the fern (any fern is a friend of mine) and then your Brusho and crackle paste techniques. And your card still manages to convey that crisp, elegant clean and simple look. Bravo!

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  6. Oh my, again. I had just made a monoprint and here is your email! I, too, will enter it into the CAS mixup challenge. Love the technique. Your fern is just perfect!

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  7. Beautiful card love what you have done with the brushos. That stuff gets everywhere, I had finished, cleaned up started on another project and low and behold it appeared again. Think I need seperate areas. Looks like you all had a good time. Now I'm off to make a card for the challenge, enough of this tidy stuff.

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  8. Lovely card. Using crackle paste on the fern makes it look very unique - kind of like an antique pressing of a fern leaf. Perfect with the brusho background. Thanks for posting the photos of Tessa and Violeta - it was such fun watching them play!

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  9. Another beautiful fern. Really like this crackle paste embossing. (how do you say Tutorial? One of these days. I know you are very busy just now). This card is so pretty, love that soft background. The pups are darling, and you can see they really want to be friends with each other. They are pretty little creatures too! So glad ya'll had a fun time. TFS

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  10. Oh, I love this one too! That fern is gorgeous! You make the best stencils! And cards too!

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  11. Love your Monoprint fern card Loll. Such beautiful texture by adding the embossing paste. Love your sentiment too.

    Such fun pictures of the pups and Susan and Christine. You are all so talent. TFS your card and photos Loll.

    Hugs, Nancy

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  12. Love your card Loll - it looks so crisp and clean and cool - the crackle paste looks amazing. The Pups and you obviously had a wonderful day :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  13. Lovely card Loll and another beautiful background

    Anne

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  14. I was so taken by yesterday's fern card and now a chance for a "two-fer"! Love the addition of the crackle paste -- it is so perfect for the look. And like you said on your blog, uses stencils in a whole different way. You are so creative and come up with the best ideas!

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  15. Wow, you sure did get two cards for the price of one Loll!!! I love how this one came out! The background is so pretty and I love how you used the crackle paste through the stencil. Just a beautiful card!!! I love the pups!!! They are so beautiful, the last picture it looks like they are kissing. lol So sweet, so cute! Savannah is every bit the puppy and gets crazy acting sometimes. lol Hugs, Brenda

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  16. Simply gorgeous my friend! I have got to get me some crackle textured paste...enabler...lol! :) I'm so into Brusho at the moment. :) :)

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  17. LOVE both of the versions Loll! You are a real whiz with the Brushos and stencils my friend! I also love the crackle paste you have used on this second card, it adds so much texture! Have a great day! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  18. Loved your first card with the fern, but oh my, I really LOVE today's card! I think it's the softness of the brusho's color that I really like, as usually brusho colors are so intense! And the white fern with the paste really stands out against that soft background...just lovely Loll!! :0)

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  19. Those puppies are so adorable, thank you fro sharing. Another creative and fun idea today with your fabulous card. Love the idea of using crackle paint...not done that before so will be adding it to the list x Love your inspiration Loll and the way you always try to find more/different ways of creating art....Love that x

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  20. Hi Loll ... me again. So pleased to see this in the Craft Stamper challenge gallery. Thanks for playing along. xx

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  21. Both these cards look fantastic and so different from each other. It's great to see things used in a new way.

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  22. I would have never thought to get a second print once I was successful! Love how well this worked! Two cards for one! Hope to try THIS one too. Thanks for the photos too! What a fun time the three of you must have had! The pups- adorable!

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  23. I don't know how you girls got anything done having those adorable pups in the house :)
    You are so clever, Loll! Talk about getting the most from your supplies, and I love the effect of the crackle paste! Another really beautiful creation!

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  24. This card is wonderful! Love the crackle for the fern and the brusho's background!
    ...And these puppies are adorable! :)

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  25. The crackle adds so much! I never wast anything either - would have been sad to let those little Brusho crystal goo to wast - especially with this spectacular outcome!

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  26. I love flipping stencils to use the colour on them too. Your crackle leaf looks stunning, another fabulous card. Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper :)

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  27. Gorgeous entry for the TIMI challenge !
    xxx Ellie xxx

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  28. Congrats on your win at Craft Stamper, Loll!

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  29. Ye Ha...Woooo...Congratulations on the well deserved win over at Craft Stamper. Fabulous card x

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  30. Congrats on your win at Craft Stamper, beautiful card. :)

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  31. I had to smile at the pups greeting each other, and gasp over your card, Loll. The crackle paste adds such a great texture to the fern. Okay. Now I need Brushos AND crackle paste.

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