Brusho Crystal Colours are basically highly pigmented watercolors in crystal form. You sprinkle the color crystals onto your paper. If your paper is wet upon sprinkling you’ll see the crystals react to water immediately. If your paper was dry, then you’ll spray it and see the reaction. You’ll get a different look each time. You can make unlimited amazing artwerks with Brushos.
The only issue I had with Brushos was how to organize them so that I could easily tell what color was inside each container. They are marked on the front of each, but I had to take them out of the box to see the side of each container. I could have just written the names on the top of each container, but I have no idea off the top of my head, the exact visual differences between Scarlet, Brilliant Red, Ost. Red and Crimson. I wanted to see the differences.
As in I like results. but I’m super lazy. I also have to do e.v.e.r.y.thing with a baby on my lap – so that’s super helpful in getting stuff done. Sooooo, I looked around to see what might work. I dug out my 1 1/4″ circle punch. 1″ would really be preferable, but I think this is a little larger. It still worked out ok – it was roughly the same size as the caps of each crystal container. I then rubbed my hands together in my best mad scientist act and got to work.
I used a piece of watercolor paper because um these are watercolors after all. I measured out 24 squares (I have the 24 color set of Brushes) that were each a little larger than my punch.
Then I pulled each Brusho container out of the box, wrote the name of the color and painted a swatch of that color.
Here’s what all 24 swatches looked like on the squares. I could have made these a little more even without all the water pools, but the very squirmy six-month-old on my lap was not really that into this diy project.
Next, I punched out a circle from each square color swatch. Once the circle was punched, I used my Scotch ATG tape gun (best tool EVER) to add two strips of tape to the back of the swatch. Once the glue was on, I used my hole punch to punch a hole in the middle of each circle. The majority of Brusho users seem to agree that a few holes (I used a large sewing needle to poke three holes in each) in each top is the best way to shake out just enough crystals without wasting any. These crystals are super pigmented so a little goes a long way. The punched hole in the circle swatch allows the pigment to still be shaken out.
Here is my finished result!Aren’t they pretty?