I was very fortunate to be able to attend one of Barbara Daines's workshops at Chippenham this weekend. If you are close enough to go they usually meet the first Saturday of every month and spend a delightful day full of crafty techniques. Barbara also set me a new personal challenge to do a demonstration, 'oh heck' I thought I am not always one with the brushos!
I have spent some time playing with brushos and not always been happy with what I have achieved. However I have had more success recently using brushos to watercolour so I set about having a play with these delightful little powdery colours to see what I could create.
The hardest thing for me about brushos is not being in control of what is happening so I thought about how I could shape what is happening. I had heard about salt being used as a resist so I wandered what would happen if I tried it through a stencil.
Being careful not to put too much through the stencil I managed to leave behind a pattern and sprinkle the brushos in the void areas that had no salt. Once I had spritzed with water and dried with the heat gun I scraped away the salty patterns which left and effective background.
With the vibrant colours that brushos leave behind and a selection of stencils the possibilities are endless.
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Clare x x x