Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Brushos, Starch and Cling Wrap - Who knew?

Hi! How are you all today? I'm back to business now I am back from my holiday. Stay tuned for some more photos in the next couple of days.

Last night I had a play with using a new technique that fellow member KathyK at Happy Little Stampers showed us. (You can read the post and see some examples HERE)


Here is my card -



Basically, you need the following items -

Cardstock - normal or watercolour
Brushos 
(or other waterbased medium - Pearl Powders, Distress reinkers, Glimmer Mists, Color Wash sprays)
Aersol can of Laundry starch (I bought mine from the local supermarket)
Cling Wrap

My card isn't really the best example for this technique. I need a little more practice. This was also my third attempt after epic fails on my first two. So on my last attempt I tried using watercolour paper instead of plain cardstock. 

Technique - spray your cardstock with the starch then sprinkle your brushos over the top. Spray starch again and then lay crinkled up cling wrap over your panel. LEAVE it for at least 30 minutes to allow the paints to go up into the creases of the cling wrap. You are trying to create a marble looking effect. 

The brusho colours I used here were Ultramarine, Turquoise and Purple.

I die cut the word Hello (from Whimsy Stamps) on a strip of white card and trimmed it down to size. I die cut the hearts out of scrap from my main panel (which was die cut using Lil' Inker Stitched Rectangle Die) and covered them with glossy accents.

I'm hoping to refine this technique as there are wonderful examples to be seen and mine just didn't quite cut the mustard ;)


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (no twist this week)
Mema Crafts - Use a Die or Punch
Incy Wincy - Clean and Simple
Southern Girls Challenge - Punches or Dies


Thanks so much for looking xx







18 comments:

  1. Your background is vibrant and the pattern is "unique" sounds like a fun technique that could provide surprising results! Thanks for sharing with us her at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner

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  2. This looks yummy and fabulous to me Kylie. Thanks for describing the technique so well.... I'll have to give it s go. Sarah x

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  3. This looks wonderful! Love the result! X

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  4. Well I think it turned out great (GORGEOUS COLOUR) and thanks for the mention too

    Kathyk

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  5. Love the result Kylie. Not used starch before. I've used Brushos with shaving foam to take a print.
    Personally I tend not to use w/c paper as I don't have any hot pressed just ordinary card.
    Seems strange everyone going mad for this new thing as I'd totally forgotten about mine which I used over 15 years ago with my primary kids to make autumn leaves. I use a stiff brush to dust the ink on. :)

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  6. Great Card Kylie. I love Blue, Its a lovely cheerful card. Hugs
    lilian

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  7. A beautifully vibrant card, thanks for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Lorraine DT

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  8. Nice technique, thanks for sharing and thank you for joining us at Mema's Crafts.

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  9. I love the way it came out, even if you said it isn't good. Thank you for participating in the challenge at Mema's Crafts.

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  10. Beautiful card Kylie - love the rich, vibrant colours and lovely unusual effect achieved by household items (I love thrifty crafting!!!!!) Thanks for sharing your project at Incy Wincy Designs this week.
    Helen x (DT)

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  11. Your background looks fabulous Kylie, so vibrant. Carol x

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  12. WOW! Gorgeous background, Kylie! I love the rich colors and how you placed the sentiment and hearts...so pretty! Thanks for the link :)

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  13. The vibrant colours of your card are stunning! Love this technique, Kylie. Need to get out and buy some starch so I can give it a try! :) xx

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  14. Kylie this is utterly stunning! I love the ink work and your gorgeous diecut sentiment makes this card perfect for our last challenge. Thanks for joining in the fun at Southern Girls for our 'Dies & Punches' challenge. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

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  15. Wow Kylie this is really amazing. I love the background what a cool technique. Thanks for joining us at Souther Girls.

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  16. What a fabulous card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at SGC for our Punching above Your Weight challenge. HUgsxx

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  17. The real melting pot of very beginning, where everything is mixed, and in a moment created ... Earth? ocean? Beautiful card.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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  18. The real melting pot of very beginning, where everything is mixed, and in a moment created ... Earth? ocean? Beautiful card.
    Regards,
    Bozena

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