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Working with Brusho
By Conquest Art on 7th January 2019

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

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