Saturday, May 26, 2018

Embedded Brushos Technique

Hi everyone.

Before I tell you about today's card, wanted to mention that for the past couple of weeks I haven't been receiving all the comments that are made on my blog posts.  I don't know if it's a problem with blogger for with gmail.  In the meantime, I'm checking my posts regularly and thanks to all that leave me comments.  I appreciate the time you take ... you are all so encouraging!  Thank you!


Made the background for the above card at the retreat using a technique that I led (we all took turns leading techniques).  Before we talk about the one above, I need to start at the beginning since the card is made with the third (and final) pull of the colours, which is always the lightest version.

Click HERE to see the video that inspired this card (first 6:50 min)  Brenda in IN --- you should definitely give this a try! :)

I will explain how it was done.  First, picked out an embossing folder ... the one I used is script.  Opened the folder up and placed a small panel of hot press watercolour paper inside.  Sprinkled with Brushos (I believe I used leaf green, lime, turquolise, ultra marine blue --- just a little of the ultra marine).  Next, I closed the top of the embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot.  At this point everything is still dry.

The embossing folder dry embossed the hot press watercolour paper, embedding the Brushos into the paper.  I removed the w/c paper and spritzed with water.  By embedding the Brushos, they don't move as much once water is added.

I found there was still ink left inside my embossing folder, so I placed a second clean piece of hot press watercolour paper, spritzed the inside top of the folder, closed the lid and ran it through the Big Shot.  It picked up the left-over colour and dry embossed the panel at the same time.  Still had left over wet ink inside my folder so placed a third panel of clean hot press watercolour inside and pressed down on the lid, just using my hands as pressure (embossing folder stamping technique).  That have me the print I used on the card's background above.  Some of the girls only got one impression, some two ... but I was lucky enough to get three. :)

Once the other two panels were dry, I used a brayer to ink lightly over both panels to highlight the dry embossed areas.  Here's a photo of the two other pieces that I will make into cards in the future.
                             First pull                                            Second pull
Sorry for the long winded message.  Hope you'll give this fun and easy technique a try.

To finish off the card at the top of the post, I placed a small tulip stencil over top of my muted background and sponged with peacock feathers distress ink.  I then added a layer of glass bead gel over top.  The tulips are very sparkly! :)







Stamps:  Everyday Sentiments (AliExpress - Current link:  https://www.aliexpress.com/item/English-words-Transparent-Clear-Silicone-Stamps-for-DIY-Scrapbooking-Card-Making-Kids-Christmas-Fun-Decoration-Supplies/32851757043.html?spm=2114.13010708.0.0.3efd4c4d1JJmOc)
Paper:   Watercolour paper (Arches Hot Press 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Brushos:  Leaf Green, Lime, Turquoise, a litttle Ultra Marine); Peacock Distress Ink (Tim Holtz); Delicata Gold (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Script embossing folder (Sizzix for Stampin' Up!); water mister, brayer,  acetate sheet, cut file for tulips from Silhouette America, Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, sponge, Glass Bead Gel (Goldent), palette knife

35 comments:

  1. Awesome technique with stunning results, Loll! The glass bead gel adds such lovely sparkle!

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  2. What a great technique Loll! Makes for gorgeous backgrounds, Cathy x

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  3. this is such a great technique - beautiful results.

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  4. Oh fun, I want to try this Loll, your card is so pretty!! Have a wonderful weekend! Heart Hugs, colleen

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  5. The backgrounds are stunning, Loll, what a great technique! Thanks for the instructions. Beautiful card. xx

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  6. Ok, you've convinced me to try this again. Your backgrounds are beautiful and the tulips are gorgeous! Sorry I missed this playtime!

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  7. What a BEAUTIFUL card Loll and love the technique you used and can't wait to try it! Did you try it on any other paper other than the Hot Press? Just curious if it works on any other types of water colour cardstock.

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    1. I didn't try any other w/c paper, but I'm sure it would work Marcia. xx

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  8. All 3 of your embedded Brushos backgrounds turned out beautifully, Loll. It is fun seeing your 1st card made with your 3rd pull. This was such a fun, cool technique. Gosh, did all 6 of us girls have a great time plus Bonnie and Nance who played along via Skype:-) TFS my friend. Hugs

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  9. Now I get it, I have to try this again :) amazing pulls and beautiful card.

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  10. What a fab idea Loll, thanks for sharing.
    On the comments problem it's not just you, I think most of us are in the same boat.
    Darnell put something up about sorting it but I don't seem to have the box to tick either!

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  11. Oh Loll this is fabulous - love all three backgrounds!! I am not receiving emails, but the comments are in the comment moderation section. we are not the only ones having problems, so it is world wide it seems
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. Wow! This is really beautiful, Loll! I really like the softness of this version, but the other two are so striking as well. Thanks for the detailed explanation and photos. They help so much in understanding how you achieved the looks. Your work is always so lovely. Have a wonderful day! :)

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  13. You're so inspirational, beautiful work.
    Faith

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  14. This is beautiful. How can I resist trying this after being called out! I only have cold press water color paper and I don't know the difference. I will try it on what I have. If it doesn't work I'll be off to the craft store tomorrow. Thanks, Loll.

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    1. It's going to work perfectly on cold press Brenda! No need to spend money on hot press. :)

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  15. Always up for a new technique Loll. Such a beautiful and unique effect and your card is just that. Loving the stencil work too and the glass bead gel. Love all the three backgrounds too x

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  16. Another fun technique, Loll! The soft (3rd pull) background shows off the sparkly glass bead gel tulips! The card is simply so beautiful!
    Thank you for your detail explanation about the technique. When I watched the tutorial video first, I thought I didn't want to ruin my white pigment stamping pad, but your way (using a brayer) solved that problem. I'd love to try the technique soon! Hideko xx

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  17. What an incredible and unique technique, Loll and thanks for describing it to us. This is amazing and love the soft effects. Once again you always choose such a gorgeous color combination. Fantastic card!

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  18. Loll .. thanks for sharing my video 😊 it's a fun technique. I'm glad it inspired you to create your lovely cards!

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  19. This sounds like a great technique ..... it's always good to find new ways of using Brushos.
    Love your card .... the delicate background is so pretty and I do love that stencil. Can't wait to see what you do with the other two pieces.
    Just to let you know I've been having trouble too both with comments left on my blog not getting through, and me leaving comments on other peoples blogs. I assumed it was to do with GDPR. I'll be interested to know if you find out any information xx

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  20. Wow..I love the look it gives. I have to save to buy brushos now. You work like a magician with them. Darnell has a post telling us about the notification problem... and a way out till it's sorted out.

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  21. Love the softness of the colours - that third pull is definitely the prettiest (though I do like the vibrancy of the other two). The glass bead gel tulips are fabulous on top of it.

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  22. Loll your cards are such an inspiration!! What a beautiful card!!! Thank you for sharing!

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  23. I did it, Loll! The first card I've liked and the one I posted was my first try. I did some others but they didn't come out as well. I will keep at it. Thanks so much.

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  24. This is beautiful! Love the background on both the script projects, but I think I like the 2nd pull better. Oh I can see you had such fun! And I'm loving that top card, with the soft background, and I'm guessing you did some paste through a stencil to get the lovely flower. So stunning. TFS & Hugs

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  25. Gorgeous card and panels, Loll! Thanks for sharing how you made them - it sounds like a fun technique. How great that you got three panels out of it and each one is beautiful!

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  26. Thanks for the explanation, Loll ... I was wondering how you got such a dreamy effect in the background (and on all three panels!). Always love it when you make images shine with that gorgeous glass gel ... so delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

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  27. Another technique for my list. This one, at least how yours turned out, is fabulous, Loll. No more commenting. I have a little time to try it right now.

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  28. I'm glad you went back over how we did this and put the link in your post, Lolly! I was there and, of course, already forgot a bit of it, lol! Your final panel is breathtaking and makes a stunning card! Did you happen to see the ETA on my post about how we can at least get comments in our inbox from now on? Very kludgie, but it's something until they fix it. Hugs, Dolly xxoo

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  29. You keep presenting these fun techniques - can't wait to find the time to try this on out! Love the card you made with the glass bead gel and can't wait to see what you create with the other panels!

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  30. Your card really is very beautiful, I have never heard of the technique but will check it out now, thank you!

    I did follow Darnell's advice on my blog but also tried something else. As soon as you publish your post, go into the post itself, go down to the comment box and on the bottom right you will see a tick box with Notify me.... if you tick the box you will then get all of the comments made after you ticked the box. Anne x

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  31. I always surprise you with your colors. Always everything is so perfectly matched. I love how you combined the colors on the card and sentiment. The perfect whole. And thank you for bringing me this technique, it's fascinating!
    BożenA xx

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  32. This is another great technique and beautifully executed Loll, and I love the peaock feather DI through this pretty stencil over the top, and with the glass beads for extra gorgeous dimension. x

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  33. What a lovely card. I would never have thought to use the brusho inside the embossing folder. Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)