Monday, 10 July 2017

How To Add Vibrant Colour To Scrapbook Pages

Hello  crafty friends

Today i have a mixed media layout to share and a few ideas on how to use Brusho Powders to  add colour to your trims.

I took  a photograph and cropped it to size before mounting it onto patterned paper. Next i  marked out  where the photo was going to be placed and then i added gesso around it with a palette knife. Once dry i spritzed the whole thing with water and sprinkled over OST Blue and Turquoise Brusho powders.

I then added a few stencils using modeling paste and added more Brusho powder over the top. Next i cut up pieces of cheese cloth and sprinkled Turquoise and Sea Green Brusho powder over the top and added water to activate the dye. I  Cut up some strips off patterned paper and add gesso to them before adding Brusho powder and then texture stamps onto the layers. I  positioned them onto the layout and once i was happy with the arrangement i glued them down. I then added the photo and glued the dyed cheese cloth around it like a textured frame.

Next i took some white hessian and dyed it blue using OST Blue Brusho powder. I just sprinkled on the powder and then painted water over it to get a more faded look. I cut up the hessian into pieces and glued it around my layout.

I added texture stamps around the layout and then glued sea green seed beads  over the cheese cloth. I decorated around the layout with mini shells and starfish. I painted the wooden embellishments with gesso and then painted on  the brusho powder once it had dried. Brushos can be mixed with a little water and used as a watercolour paint.

Thank you for visiting


  1. Stunning layout Katie. The colours are fabulous. Cathy x

  2. Hi Katie this is stunning I love the colours. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. I love the colour and texture in this project

  4. Fantastic, so bold and beautiful! One of my favourites. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  5. This is fabulous, love the colours and wonderful texture.
    Linda xxx

  6. What a fabulous project, so much work has obviously gone into this but the end result is certainly worth it!! Stunning mixed media project!! Love it!!

  7. Lovely Mixed Media Project, Love it xxx