Working with Brusho
When our Worcester Park group was given a set of ‘Brusho’ paint crystals, we were slow to realise their potential, mistakenly thinking that powder paint might be a bit fiddly to use. Luckily one of our members, Hilde, decided to experiment with them – with spectacular results.
Brusho are concentrated dye crystals that react with water to give a really intense colour, and as each pot contains multiple shades, the results can be unpredictable but very exciting.
Hilde tried a range of techniques. With her ‘Festive Candles’ she used the powders with a wet brush for a vibrant watercolour effect.
She also tried sprinkling Brusho onto wet paper and allowing it to spread to produce a lovely speckled result, and using it on dry paper and then spraying it with water to create interesting textures, colour runs and dribbles.
By combining this with masking, Hilde created a beautiful picture of some dried flowers.
Brusho has definitely been fun to work with. It can encourage a loose approach and help members create exciting, expressive artwork. We are all looking forward to using it more.
Carole Watts – Worcester park group leader