Well, we've had a typically British change in the weather this morning and instead of a lovely misty Autumn morning we have a very dark, dreary one with wind and rain. We have been spoilt for the past couple of weeks with days of my personal favourite weather but I knew it wouldn't last long, lol!
Anyway, I'm going to brighten things up a bit by sharing some colour swatches I did yesterday to check out the colours of my little pots of Brusho crystals. I've had them for about a year but never really checked the colours properly so thought I'd share them here. Bear in mind the colours might vary a bit depending on individual monitors. I've used the same watercolour paper throughout and simply spritzed the paper with water, sprinkled a very few crystals of Brusho and spritzed again.
Brilliant Red Scarlet
Leaf Green Emerald
Orange Dark Brown
All the following colours are from the earthtones set which my friend Sam (she did a little Bistre test here) and I were wondering if they are brighter than the Bistres. I don't have any Bistre powders and have only seen them on things crafters have shared online so my monitor or tablet probably don't give a true indication but I do think these look quite earthy and so does the Dark Brown above. I'd still like some of the Bistres but not in the huge pots they're currently sold in.........there's enough in there to last 3 lifetimes, lol!
Rose Red Terracotta
Moss Green Yellow Ochre
Lime Green Olive Green
Burnt Sienna Sandstone
I do love these little magic crystals but think there are a few colours I could have managed without as you can see some are very similar particularly the reds and the Ultramarine is exactly like the Turquoise with speckles of Purple. I love the ones that have different colours in them for spritzed backgrounds but I think to get the true colours you would have to dissolve and mix the crystals in a palette and paint on with a brush so when I have time I'll try that out as I do like to watercolour images occasionally.
Hope some of you might find this handy if you haven't succumbed to Brusho powders.
Sadly,I have a neighbour's funeral to attend this morning but I'll be back sometime later today with my tags and ATCs swaps for this month.
PS I have no idea why Blogger moves the colour names across when I publish as they are centred in the draft! Winds up my OCD, lol!