Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Brutus Monroe Surface Sprays as Watercolors

Hi Everyone! I am excited to share my first project as part of the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team for YouTube. If you follow me on social media, you've seen this announcement and I also shared the box of goodies I got in THIS video. When I looked at the Surface Sprays and it said you could watercolor with them, I thought that would be super fun for my first project. I also noticed it says it's permanent when dry so I will definitely be testing that in my art journals!

I started by stamping the butterfly on 140lb cold press watercolor paper. Then I used the nozzle of the spray to lay a bit of the pigment on my glass mat. I pulled out a small round 2 brush to do my watercoloring. I do love how I can layer these up to create shadows and they even mixed beautifully together to create a new shade. You don't see it much but I definitely will remember that for next time! I couldn't resist adding a bit of shimmer to the wings either as a final touch as well as some white details with a gel pen.

After I die cut the circle and stamped the sentiment, I placed the circle die back over the paper and used it as a guide for my faux stitching with a black fine liner. I love this little detail on my cards. I also distressed the edge of my pattern paper for a bit more texture. After adhering everything to my card base, I added some sequins for a final touch and that completes my card!

I also filmed the part of the YouTube team, this is what I will do each week and I'm super excited for the weeks hopefully bring you inspiration and something to watch and listen to OTHER than the news. Be sure to subscribe to the Brutus Monroe YouTube Channel HERE so you don't miss mine or the other amazing inspiration team member videos!

Much love to you all!

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