It was such a great life lesson about how you shouldn't let the world define you. You should just do whatever you want to do and let the chips fall where they may.
You only get one chance, after all.
And if you want to train a horse, and all you've got is a cow, then by God, train your cow.
I like that girl. She's got moxie.
So yesterday I had a chance (through the gift of procrastinating everything I should have been doing) to play with a product I've had for a month or so but haven't gotten a chance to try. It's called Brusho - and it's a watercolor powder. I blame Dina Kowal for this purchase - she's the one who told me it existed and of course I had to immediately buy it.
It's really a SUPER cool medium. The color is VERY intense, as you'll see, and a little goes a long way. It has a really velvety finish when dry that is so different from any other watercolor I've used. That's not really possible to show you here, but trust me, it's awesome.
It's workable like a BOSS. I went back over some hard lines from where each color pooled a little and was amazed at how it blended out even after it was dry - My Lukas tube watercolor, my Koi, pencils or reinkers - nothing is as workable as this.
Oddly enough, despite that, it's not super reactive with rubbing alcohol or dessicants, like salt. Alcohol had almost no effect.
The crystals are rather large, so sprinkling wasn't as successful as I thought it would be - the pigment is so intense I ended up with dark, dark granular areas I ended up blending out.
It's non-toxic, which I can verify, because the first thing Maddie did was lick my palette like a ninja when I had the powders out. Way to go Maddie.
I wrote the colors on the cap of each container because they all look the same. The colors are unbelievably beautiful. Oddly enough, the green pigments' powder is orange.
I used some of my favorites in a quick experiment while I was testing.
First, I stamped the Dotty Angles stamp in Versamark and clear embossed it. I stamped the greeting from Perfect Pennants in Basic Black.
Then I used Violet, Turquoise, Leaf Green and Yellow Brusho Powders to do a watercolor resist. I loved every minute of it.
I also enjoyed reading the instructions, which are in British English - so funny and different.
Make the best of it.
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