So after reading an article in Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine (Issue 153), I decided to buy a set of Brushos. I wanted to try using them with stencils.
I had a few issues with the first attempt as the card I was using was poor quality. I ended up using some of my Poundland sketchbook paper, which took the water better. You spray (quite a lot) of water through the stencil, then remove it and sprinkle with the Brushos.
I decided to try to make the background a bit more interesting but using vintage music sheets.
For this one I then (once the stencilled layer was dry) sprinkled Brushos on a glass matt and sprayed with water before dipping bits of the paper in it.
So I had a bit of an issue. I live in a flat, which is mostly carpeted. My kitchen is tiny, so there isn’t room to craft in there. I am trying to improve my posture, so I’ve been crafting standing up using my ironing board. I found that a lot of the crystals stay on the paper and fall off onto the carpet when you pick the paper up. I didn’t know this (because you can’t see them) until I dripped a tiny bit of wet stuff on the carpet. I went to wipe it up and found all the crystals on the floor. As I wiped with the cloth and carpet cleaner I found more and more and the coloured patches got bigger and bigger and bigger!
I’m not sure how to avoid this happening! I’ve since brushed off the excess and used it to create some watercolour type images.
I think I’m going to have to vacuum at the end, every time I use the Brushos. I’ve decided to buy a big kids’ plastic table cloth for the floor before I use them again.
Has anyone else had this problem?