Friday, March 31, 2017
Playing with Bister Powders
Today I was playing with some Bister powders that I've had for ages ... I think over a year!! Yep, they have been patiently waiting for me. :) My friend Christine, picked them up in the UK when she was there. They come in small resealable bags, so I found it hard to get out just a little to sprinkle on my card front. Found some plastic containers (similar to the brushos pots) and spent last night putting them into the new containers, labeling, and adding a colour swatch (on watercolour paper with sticky backing) on top along with piercing a hole so the powders could easily be sprinkled. The push pin holds everything in place and I can just pull it out and sprinkle easily. Here's a pic of my containers ...
The colours are very muted compared to Brusho or Color Burst powders. And they all contain a bit of walnut in with each of the colours, so they have very earthy tones. LOVE them. And perfect for creating a masculine card. I simply sprinkled two colours (green and natural) over my fern stencil onto mixed media paper, spritzed with lots of water and quickly removed the stencil. I got a very clean image. Added a simple tone-on-tone stamped sentiment banner to finish.
Stamps: Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Paper: Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Soft Suede (SU!)
Ink: Bister Powders: Green, Natural; Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Fern stencil made with my Silhouette Cameo, water mister