Layering Cut Images (Brusho Watercolor Powders)

November 12, 2016

Hey everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog! Today I am excited to share how to use Brusho Powders to watercolor images, then cut them up and layer the images using foam tape. These cards to have a lot of layers and take quite a long time to create, so save them for a special loved one this Christmas.

I started by stamping down the tree and snowman using waterproof ink on three different panels of watercolor cardstock for each image. I find this technique works best with Tim Holtz’s Blueprint stamp series because it has a bunch of layers and today I’m using the Christmas Blueprints stamp set.

(The next portion is very hard to explain by typing out. I’ll do the best I can, but everything is well shown and explained in the video)! Then, I put out some Brusho powder onto my images and brought in a paintbrush with water to react the watercolor and make magic happen. For the tree, on the fist panel color in the whole tree, second only the stump, third the ornaments and star. For the snowman, on the first panel color him in, second only the arms, third the hat and scarf.

Then, cut out all of the pieces except for the bottom layer and add them on using varying amounts of foam tape. On the bottom use one layer, middle two layer, and top three layers to build up the dimension. Next, use your dirty watercolor water to add shadows around the sketching lines of the stamps to add a bit more color. Finally, add your panel onto a card base and your done!!! 🙂

Enjoy the video!


All of the supplies used in today’s video are linked below. I am affiliated with Ellen Hutson (EH) and Simon Says Stamp (SSS), so I do get a portion of the profit (with no extra cost to you) this is how I am able to run this blog. Affiliate links used when possible. I appreciate your support!

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  • Reply Sharon Field November 12, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Great cards and video. I don’t think I would have the patience to do this at my age (69…shhhhhhh), but I love the way they look. Well done! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Sherry November 12, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    That was fun Simon! Great job! I am going to try this out on a poinsettia stamp I have. I think it will produce some great results.

  • Reply Kristie Maynard November 20, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Great job. I love these paints, I’ve not used them like this and will have to give that a try. Thanks!

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