Brusho Colors and how to use them – and a Give-away!

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Thank you to Colourcraft for sending me this giant pack of Brusho so I could show you what they are all about!   In the video tutorial, I wanted to show you how to use the powders and how I made the color swatches.

I ended up getting a bit carried away shaking, and spritzing and stamping and ended up with NINE different cards!

They all used the same technique piece, but were finished off in slightly different ways.

So what is BRUSHO, anyways?  I checked on the Ellen Hutson website and this is what it says:

Brusho Crystal Colours Watercolors are amazingly versatile watercolor powders! The highly concentrated transparent dye crystals react with water to create magic for beautiful and varied watercolor techniques. They can also be mixed with various mediums like paints & pastes, or dissolved in water & used in a spray bottle. They can be used on paper, canvas or wood. Wear gloves to protect skin from staining.

  • transparent & highly pigmented color
  • 15 gram container
  • non-toxic
  • available in 32 colors


I haven’t made sprays or mixed them with paints & pastes…YET!   Sounds like a whole bunch of fun to me!

You can see more about Colourcraft, the products they sell and even order straight from the company here.

Ok, so let’s take a peek at them up close and personal!

The first two cards are made from 5-1/2 x 4″ watercolor card stock with a small piece of black and white patterned paper to accent it.


This layout is darling as it is, but you might want to add a cut out flower to it to dress it up just a bit!

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The purple and yellow cards are made from 5 x 3-3/4″ watercolor cardstock with a 5-1/4 x 4″ black mat.  Tie some twine or add a flower – or do both!  Add sequins if you wish.

Brusho 3

Add a dash border with a Micron Pen around the edge or just dress up with sequins (or both!).

The yellow card is made from a 5-1/4 x 4″ piece of watercolor cardstock and has a 5-3/8 x 4-1/8″ black mat.

Brusho 2

Want to take this technique piece even further?  Make a Shaker Card!

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Cut out a piece of patterned paper with rectangle dies to make a frame, adhere a piece of plastic sheet, add dimensional adhesive and fill with sequins!

Not made a Shaker Card before?  Check out this easy shaker card or this holiday shaker card.

brusho shaker

The Colors!  Check these out…this is most of the colors, but not all.

Brusho colors Brusho colors 2

GIVE-AWAY - thank you to Colourcraft for sending over some goodness for me to share with my readers!  yay!

brusho prize

How to enter to win – leave a comment here by Monday, August 31.

Let me know which card you like the best, which technique you like the best, why you want to win…heck, you can tell me whatever you want about Brusho and these projects!  I just love reading your comments!

I’ll choose one commenter at random on Tuesday, September 1.  Good luck!

 Check back on Monday – I have another video tutorial for you using Brusho.  See you then!

  • Bev Chapman August 31, 2015, 9:53 pm

    love the cards. You are so creative.

  • Melissa Friedrich August 31, 2015, 10:25 pm

    Love all these cards but I’m always gonna pick the SHAKER card, just so fun!

  • Anita Falcone August 31, 2015, 11:42 pm

    I really love all the different techniques you can do with these and so, so easy. I like easy!

  • Sharon Salerno September 1, 2015, 12:10 am

    Love these cards! The blue one is my favorite! Hope I am not too late to get into the drawing.

  • KariLynn L September 1, 2015, 12:21 am

    I just love how you had so much fun playing with the Brusho powders. I really loved all your color combinations although I am partial to the pink and orange one. I like when you add water first and then sprinkle the powders on. Cannot wait to see what else you do with them.

  • Casey Thrush September 1, 2015, 12:38 am

    Love the cards!!!!!

  • Wendy Dellow September 1, 2015, 5:03 am

    Love the different Brusho techniques, well done

  • Lauri September 1, 2015, 9:21 am

    Began the video on the 31st…. but got called away. Oh well. I just LLLLOOOOVE those Brushos. I’ve loved them since I first saw them a couple of months ago. One of these days I’m going to break down and get some. I just love the materials that give those vibrant colors…. Just like the Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers!!! Love, playing with those too. I’m really glad I broke down and ordered those.
    Catherine, thanks so much for showing us all the beautiful ways to play with Brushos.

  • Angela Stahl September 1, 2015, 10:11 am

    I love the Shaker card – who doesn’t love a shaker card that is beautiful! I’d love to try the Brusho colors!

  • Dawn B. September 1, 2015, 5:31 pm

    It’s crazy the results you got with those powders. Love ‘em!

  • June Sefscik September 1, 2015, 5:32 pm

    Always love your videos Catherine and haven’t wanted to try the powder watercolor because I’m afraid I’ll get addicted…like I have to the Zig Clean Watercolor markers…hehe.

  • Patricia Nikkila September 1, 2015, 5:34 pm

    I just love these!!!!!!

  • Amy Colligan September 1, 2015, 10:03 pm

    Love LOVE these!!!!!! Want!

  • Loretta Rathert September 2, 2015, 11:35 pm

    I love the pigment powders and what you did with them. I like to glitter mine or use floor wax instead of water…creates a fun new look! Have a great day!

  • Sandy D. September 4, 2015, 6:37 pm

    Hi, I love the brusho and would love to try them.

  • Jeannette September 6, 2015, 1:29 pm

    WOW! Love ,Love, Love the effect!

  • Jennifer McDaniel September 17, 2015, 11:37 pm

    Love the cards. Can’t wait to get ahold of Brusho

  • Christy bardwell September 20, 2015, 9:48 am

    Beautiful techniques!!!! Love the shaker card best!

  • Lizette Lehmkuhl September 22, 2015, 11:00 am

    Love the colors! They are just like magic! Every card turned out beautiful, but my favorite one is the shaker card. Thank you for a chance to win. It is an awesome prize.

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