Brush As Watercolour Paints

Actually, Brusho Crystal Colours are watercolour paints – just in a different form! In this, the last of my current Brusho series of posts, I’m going to share with you how to use the Brusho as watercolour paints.

As you know, Brusho Crystal Colours are highly pigmented powder crystals. They react when water is added;  they dissolve and release their beautiful colours.  In my previous posts, I’ve shown activating the crystals by spraying them with water, to create background images. However, you can have more control over the colours, by using them differently.


This image is painted using an Aqua Painter and the Brusho Crystal Colours.

Brush As Watercolour Paints

You can see that you have much more control over where the colour is applied, when using the Aqua Painter.


I chose the large flower image from the Birthday Blooms stamp set. It is nice and large, and gives plenty of area to colour. First, stamp the image in Versamark ink onto Watercolour Paper. Cover it with White Embossing Powder, and set using the Heat Tool.

With a painter’s palette, or any other flat surface (you can even use the tops of your Clear Blocks), sprinkle a bit of each colour you want to use into each well. Pick up the colour with a wet Aqua Painter, and paint onto your embossed image. The embossing acts as a ‘dam’, so the paint won’t flow from one area to the next, if your brush is too wet.

You can also mix the colours in the paint wells; Brilliant Red and Prussian Blue will give you purple; Prussian Blue and Yellow = green, and so on. You just have to experiment with the colours, until you get what you want – or surprise yourself! In my sample, I used Moss Green for the leaves, and Gamboge and Yellow for the flower.

Here are pictures of how the class members coloured their flowers.


Brusho As Watercolour Paints

This is Patrick’s Prussian Blue flower – isn’t it stunning!?


Brusho as Watercolour Paints

Debbie created her own shades of pink from the Brilliant Red (and water) and green from mixing Yellow and Prussian Blue-and the results are amazing! After colouring the flower, she was playing with the Prussian Blue, adding water – and came up with a soft blue wash for the background.


Brusho as Watercolour Paints

Sara got very creative, and made this beautiful multi-coloured flower.  I think that she mixed the Prussian Blue with Brilliant Red for the Magenta, and perhaps the Yellow and Prussian Blue for the light green.

I don’t know how I missed getting a picture of Evangaline’s beautiful flower – but I did get one of everyone working hard on their painting!

Brusho as Watercolour Paints

I’m really glad everyone enjoyed all the techniques we did, and cards we made. And as I said at the time -there’s a lot more techniques and ways of using Brusho Crystal Colours! But I haven’t started them yet -so stay tuned, because I’m not done playing yet! 🙂


You can be just as creative – you just need your supplies! Click on the product images below to order from my online store. I can also place your order for you, if you prefer. Thanks for spending time with me this week, exploring the fun of Brusho Crystal Colours – I hope you’ve enjoyed yourself as much as I have!


Brusho As Watercolour Paints

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “Brusho As Watercolour Paints

    1. Such a wonderful compliment, Susan! Thank you 🙂 I’m looking forward to doing a lot more with the Brusho – they’re such fun to use!

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