Friday, 3 June 2016

Watercoloring with Brushos

 Good Morning.
Meet today's card.  I love to watercolor with my Brushos, so when I saw the watercoloring challenge this morning at Splitcoast, I was in!
Penny Black has some great new releases that I just received and wanted to play with.

I began by masking the edges of my white cardstock with painter's tape, then stamped the flowers from the newly released set called Floral Fusion with Memento black ink.
I like to lay down some water on the petals I want to paint first.  I find it helps the color take to the paper and it helps with blending and varying the color values.
I sprinkled some Brushos onto my paint palette, wet the tip of my brush and then touched the Brushos to pick up some powder.  You don't need a lot of water, just a few drops.  I touched the center of my flower first, then without adding more color, pulled the paint into the other areas of the flowers.  You can see from this closeup that the colour is more intense in the flower centers and less in other areas.  This is achieved by just using one color of the Brushos.


I painted in the leaves then painted in a blue wash on the background.
The sentiment was stamped with black Memento ink and is from the Penny Black set called

 Adding my card to these challenges:

CASology- CAS

Simon Says- MASK IT


Craft Stamper- LET'S GET INKY


Thanks so very much for coming by and have a great weekend. 

Supplies:  stamps- Penny Black/ Brushos/ paint palette/ paint brush/ Memento ink/ painter's tape

33 comments:

Ardyth said...

Beautifully coloured, as always! So great to see you at CASology this week, Karen!

Kim S said...

Such a pretty card. I have brushos, but haven't really used them. Thanks for the detailed instructions. I will need to give them a try.

Lin said...

Gorgeous colors together, Karen, and love those new flowers, too!

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful, beautiful card Karen those flowers are wonderful the colours are so rich and juicy, a super, super make I love it
hugs
lorraine x

Diane Jaquay said...

SO lovely!!!

Lisa Lara said...

This is a real stunner Karen. Gorgeous. I love how you masked off your area.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Brushos watercoloring of your beautiful new Penny Black stamp. TFS your watercoloring technique Karen. I will be trying your method :-) Hugs, Nancy

Verna Angerhofer said...

So gorgeous and I love the summery colors.

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Karen. You are so talented, and it shows with this amazing card. xx

Virginia Lu said...

Love the pretty colors! You really can do ANY colors, Karen! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Mask It” Challenge! Well done!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful Karen, wonderful colours.

Brawny said...

Stunning colours. Gorgeous cards x

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow! This is stunning! Beautiful colors and nicely executed!

Bobby said...

I call that controlled brushos. The flowers are so perfectly colored with them, Karen.

Lin said...

Back again, Karen, just to thank you for sharing this gorgeous card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday "Mask It!" challenge!

Asha said...

WOW! What a lovely card, Karen! LOVE that colour combo. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha

Sherrie M. said...

Such a gorgeous card Karen! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Lilian YF said...

Very pretty!!!
Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

This is so beautiful Karen, you have an extraordinary eye for colours.

Love and hugs
Maarit

One Scrappy Gal said...

Thank you for your clear directions on how to use the Brushos to create such a beautiful card! I have Brushos and the first attempt was a hot mess! Haven't used them since, but I think I'll try your method.

maria's knutselplezier said...

You made a very beautiful card with these flowers, greacolours and image!!! I love it!!

Have fun!!
Maria

Viv's Visuals said...

Just one word - Beautiful!

Team Clark said...

What stunning coloring, so vivid! Beautiful card!

Joan said...

a beautiful card, love the colours and that gorgeous stamp. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog too. I have been exploring your wonderful blog and really liking what I see ! I've added my name to your followers so I don't miss out on any of your creations
Joan

Carol L said...

I can't imagine a nicer way to express thanks than with a card like this! It's so very pretty!

Anke said...

Beautiful card, Karen. I love the flowers ... stunning coloring.

CherylQuilts said...

Karen, this is AMAZING and such gorgeous colors! I love the layout with your flowers and find it so hard to believe you colored these with Brushos. You are a master with them! Big hugs!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Brushos as water color gives such a rich coverage. Love it!

Linby said...

Absolutely beautiful and would be perfect for our flower power challenge this month at Penny Black & More. http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.co.uk/

maria f. said...

Oh those colors. And oh those PB floral stamps. They are so lovely. Beautifully watercolored, Karen.

Cheremane said...

This is gorgeous Thanks so much for entering the Craft Stamper Lets get Inky challenge. Good Luck hope to see you again soon xxx

Linda said...

Beautifully coloured ..... love it!! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous! LOVE these 2 colors together - it looks like a garden full of flowers!
Thanks for sharing with us at the TIMI challenge.

xxx Ellie xxx