52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 15 April 2020

Lavinia Stamps - Chinese Lanterns on a Brusho background

Yesterday, Eileen Godwin gave an on-line demo on a Brusho technique.  Although the technique wasn't new to me, it is something I have done in the past but not so recently, so I decided to have a play making this card.

This technique is definitely a "less is more" when it comes to using Brusho paint granules.  A little goes a very long way when water is added, leaving lots of pops of unexpected colour.  

For this project I cut the middle paper in half, then cutting it down smaller again.  I used the Lavinia Stamps "Chinese Lanterns" stamp, stamped in a Memento Ink called "Peanut Butter".  I decided this was a good colour as I could lift it with shades of orange and it works well with olive greens and browns too.

I coloured the lanterns with Distress Oxide Inks, applied with a paint brush, adding highlight areas with a white Posca Pen.

Finally, I used the Lavinia Stamps "Time To Reflect" sentiment, stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" Ink.  I feel that this sentiment is especially apt with everything going on in the world at the moment,


  1. you created a gorgeous background for the beautiful Chinese Lanterns and fabulous sentiment

  2. Love your light, airy design here! Pamela~