Brusho Glossy Paper Technique

Welcome back to another post about the amazing Brusho Crystal Colours! I know that so far I’ve been talking about using the Brusho on Watercolour paper, but did you know you can get an entirely different look on Glossy Paper? Read on!


This is a cool ‘duo print’ technique, where you get to panels from applying the Brusho to one panel of Glossy cardstock.

Have 2 panels of Glossy cardstock ready, of the same size. On one of the panels, sprinkle your Brusho Crystal Colours. In my class, we were creating a background for an outdoor scene, so we used Yellow, Gamboge, Moss Green and Prussian Blue.

Use the Stampin’ Spritzer to spray water onto the Brusho colours. Once they’re wet enough, lay the 2nd panel of Glossy cardstock directly on top of the wet panel. Rub or pat the top panel, keeping it in place for several seconds, to allow the wet ink to transfer to the top panel.

Lift the top panel up and off the bottom panel – voila! You now have 2 backgrounds!

Here are some pictures to show you what we created in class.

Brusho Glossy Paper Technique

These are the ones I made ahead of time. The bottom piece is the ‘raw’ duo print, with just the Brusho inks. The top one is the 2nd duo print, with some images added from the Waterfront stamp set! Isn’t it great? We all added images from the same set – in these next photos you can see what everyone created. The inks we used for the stamped images are Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Soft Suede.

Brusho Glossy Paper Technique

Top Left: Sarah finished with one panel, and working on the second. Top Right: Evangaline had some enormous waves crashing into her mountain! So dramatic! Bottom Left: Debbie created some dramatic looking skies; her top panel is finished, and she’s getting ready to work on the bottom one. Bottom Right: Patrick was so pleased with how his duo printing came out, all he added was the sun! The way he layered the colours, you can see the mountain in green at the top, with the yellow sky; the brown/green land, then the beautiful waves of blue.


Brusho Glossy Paper Technique

I just have to show off this 2nd panel of Debbie’s – I think it’s just amazing! That this was creating with Brusho inks, then adding a few stamped images just blows me away! The sky reminds me of when you see the rays of light shining through the clouds, and the palm trees look like they’re in front of a gorgeous tropical lagoon.  I wish I was there right now!


This is what I really love about using Brusho Colour Crystals – no two images will ever be the same. I mean – look at the panels above. We all used the same colours, in basically the same way (pattern of laying down the colours) – but they are SO DIFFERENT! Amazing – and so pleasing!

I can’t wait to do this again, using other stamp sets. Imagine what you could create with the lighthouse in the High Tide set? Or the flowers, leaves and snow in the Colourful Seasons set? How about the Bright Wishes wishing well, and the Cozy Cottage host set? Those are just a few that come to mind right now – I’d love to see what you can come up with!


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3 thoughts on “Brusho Glossy Paper Technique

    1. I can’t wait to see what you & your club do with this technique, Susan! Be sure to share 🙂

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