Happy Friday my Ink Stained Friends!
Woohooo...now let me tell you nothing makes a sick artist happier than a great mail day. Oldest DS has a cold and was "kind" enough to share it with DH and he in turn has shared it with me - ick! So I was pretty much draggin' today UNTIL the mail arrived! What did I find you might ask??? A package all the way from Sheffield, England - filled with Brusho Colour Crystals!!!
You will recall that I have been talking about Color Burst Pigment Powders recently and sharing a few projects here and there. At the moment Color Burst comes in 6 colors...I understand there are more to come. There is also another similar product called Bisters which is actually a wood stain. There are 9 colors which are more earthy color tones and come from the Netherlands (couldn't find anything on how long they have been around).
Brusho Colour Crystals have been manufactured by Colourcraft Ltd. in Sheffield, England for over 35 years and come in 32 amazing colors! They are available in the United States at DickBlick (the best price I've found).
These are the original 24 colors...
and here are the 8 brand new colors...
Now the color charts above just give you an idea about what the colors look like...IRL they are much more spectacular because each color powder is made up of a variety of colors which explode with amazing color when they are mixed with water.
Below are a few examples of different powders.... The first example is Scarlet, Ost. Red and Crimson. (the blue on the bottom is from one of the other examples)
This example is a blend of Lemon Yellow and Leaf Green.
Violet, Purple and Ultramarine
Ost. Blue, Cobalt & Violet
These two examples believe it or not are what I made from the bits of pigment left over from the examples above! Amazing how far this powder goes.
I've got lots of playing and experimenting I want to do with these powders and I'll be sure to share it with you as I go.