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Brusho fun! Creating a swatch book

So after playing with Linda’s Brushos I knew I NEEDED some… Birthday money burnt a hole in my pocket for a couple of hours and then they were ordered! Not a small set either, but a set of 24 glorious little pots of colour!
 
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First task was of course to try them all, so I’ve started making a swatch book using different techniques.
 
Here are my process pics! 
 

First a simple little swatch for each colour…
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Then little labels…
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Then all assembled…
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Next time to try the pigment over heat embossing and more water…
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I wasn’t sure what to do next but then spotted anneke’s canvas on the Paperartsy blog made me think of the largest flower head stamps … So… Next painting an image… like a Darcy flower head…
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Next taking a black tag add some gesso and add pigment and some water…
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When wet it looked like this… but dries very pale.
Next assemble the different pieces…
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Now for a different flower and background stamping…
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And my favourite…
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Who would have thought that black could be so colourful???

So a quarter of the way through… run out of time and put this on hold and decided to blog regardless.

Entering this in the flower challenge over at Paperartsy.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

2 thoughts on “Brusho fun! Creating a swatch book”

    1. Thanks Rozelle… Important to try out a few techniques and good way of seeing what effects each colour can have. The gesso one is very subtle, but colour be an interesting technique.

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