Undeniable Chemistry

Before we get to Sandy’s guest post, we have our randomly selected Beautiful Blooms Card Kit Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Voucher to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!

from Jodi’s blog: Annheidel


Any science fans out there?? I’m Sandy Allnock and it’s time for a little confession. When I was in school, I loved the idea of science. I loved all the pretty beakers, and all the things to mix in them, watch them bubble and broil. But I couldn’t get past the way the science lab smelled! Okay okay, for you scientists, that might be your love, or I might have just had fellow students who liked to mix up stinky things! But today I bring you science that makes the artist in me happy. Are you ready?

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I’ve made two cards today, one using leftover parts from the other – don’t waste those bits! And in my video, I’ll show you a few different ways to apply watercolor powders to your work. 1) Dropping powder into pools of water; 2) Picking up powder from a palette or work surface; and 3) Spritzing with water! Watch the video and learn more about watercolor powders on my blog!

The first card came out so cute using just the dies – before cutting anything apart! Lots of times the dies are set up so that verticals are vertical, or there are interesting patterns they can create. When you get a new set, think about it before getting out your snipping tools! And if one part of the die set looks odd – like the “insides” of the beakers in the lower left here – just put your sentiment panel there. Easy peasy!

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The little Pure Innocence stamps are so much fun to color – and I used similar techniques for her as for the background above. Just dropping watercolor powder into wet areas, and drying them in between.

For the background for card two, a spritz of water and sprinkle of powder made that fun cloud of bubbling beakers! And to color those little “contents” for the beakers was easy too – spritz and sprinkle!

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The watercolor powders work on other watercolor papers, but I love how nicely they move on the Arches Rough Cold Press – it’s got a texture that pushes color in fun ways! On my blog today I’ve got a playlist of more Brusho videos if the product intrigues you. WARNING: It’s highly addictive!

SandySig

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Comments (20)

  • Annette Dulin

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    Makes my heart smile! Needed this for he scientist in my life! Undeniable chemistry is undeniably fabulous!

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  • Nola Sullivan

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    Very cute.

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  • Jane Sirak

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    Sandy I love these science projects and I love brusho so win, win, win

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  • ArtCuore

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    Felicidades … sus tarjetas son maravillosas, elegantes y muy especiales… me gusta su forma de ver el arte de papel… Saludos desde Barcelona.

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  • Marisela Delgado

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    Cute card! Love the colors!

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  • Neha

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    I have always loved your work, Sandy but this is mind blowing …:)

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  • Debs

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    Art meets card making…creative and colorful!

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  • KK Hanson

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    What a cute take on science. Love what the girls did with this set.

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  • Erna Taylor-Stark

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    These are just delightful….and I am NOT a scientist!

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  • TK

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    Cute! Love the “science” in this card!

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  • creatingincolors

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    Love these unique cards you have created with the beakers, Pure Innocence, and watercolor powder!

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  • Pam Boedeker

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    The brilliant color of the Brusho is so perfect for these cards! I LOVE them both.

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  • jan metcalf

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    Bright colors, clever designs!

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  • Mary Merrifield

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    Love that these are so vibrant.

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  • Rubina Pantoja

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    I absolutely adore your project ideas!

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  • Shirley

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    This is one of my favorite sets. LOVE your cards!

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  • Mª del Carmen Rabuñal Barrientos

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    ¡¡¡WWWAAAUUU!!! Me encantaría tener ese kit, es muy bonito y daría mucho juego para hacer muchos trabajos.
    Muy lindas tus tarjetas, gracias por compartirlas Sandy

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  • Linda S. in NE

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    Too Cute. Everything looks like you did it on purpose. Well, come to think of it, I guess you did. Nice work.

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  • Ruby

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    wow! love your idea….love mft stamps and dies.

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