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,