Eileen Godwin’s Brusho Workshop show and tell – better late than never
As the group are still in the middle of making their perpetual calendars ( as per previous post) I thought I would finally show you what we got up to when Eileen Godwin came to Scarborough for a workshop last month.
Eileen is an amazingly talented lady, very down to earth and has a wicked sense of humour, which along with lovely group of ladies made for a fabulous crafty day.
This was a Brushos workshop and Eileen showed us all various different techniques using Brushos, some I had already tried and some were were new to me, but along with all the hints and tips Eileen also gave us, I now feel a lot more confident and want to explore Brushos further to see what else they can do.
Here are some of the toppers I created at the workshop using various techniques
For this one Brushos were just sprinkled (sparingly) onto the card and spritzed with water. Stamped over the top, and then just to bring out the green a bit more I mixed a little leaf green Brusho with water on a tile, Eileen had provided us all with to use as palettes, and painted on with a brush.
This one was just using the Brushos mixed with water as water colour paints. It was Eileen s tip about using the black Brusho as a shadow round the poppy that makes it pop.
This is using the Brushos with ink/glimmer sprays and the cling film technique for the background
Now onto my favourite technique of the day and one I think I may becoming addicted too.
This is also the reason I have not posted this blog before, because once I had finished this topper I just knew that I was going to use it for my Mum’s birthday card and there were a few additional bits and pieces I had to get to finish it off. Eileen had also posted on her blog about Lavinia Stamps October blog challenge with the theme – Autumn colours so I will try and enter it in that too.
The background was created using Brushos, water and a TH spritzer tool (without the pen)
Stamped I think it is Lavinia Stamps “fairy pods” and coloured in using Brushos.and matted onto black card stock (thanks Eileen). To finish the card I have created a larger background to match the topper.
painted a A4 piece of card with a Brusho colour wash in bands of colours across the card, then die cut the leaves (TH bigz dies) , embossed them (TH matching embossing folders) and finished off with a touch of gilding wax
Lavinia poppy seed head stamps coloured with Brushos, cut out and glazed
Ok now I’m hooked, It is also my sister in law’s birthday (50 shh) at the beginning of November so I had a really good excuse to have another play
Thanks again Eileen it was a lovely day and I have now moved onto Christmas cards lol. Love the Brushos, they are so versatile