July 10, 2018


Since Stampin' Up! is now carrying their Glossy Cardstock (page 192) once again, 
I decided that I should try that as a base for using Brushos. 

Depending on how you use the Brushos, it always requires a certain amount of water. Even though I taped my Glossy Cardstock to a firm surface and used water sparingly, the finished product is quite warped and wavy. In order to alleviate that problem somewhat, I firmly adhered it to another layer. That's the perfect description; the warping was alleviated only somewhat. 

Because of this curling problem, I probably won't use Brushos on Glossy Cardstock again. Or, if I do, I will be sure to dry it underneath something heavy in hopes of flattening it. Whether I try it again or not, it was really a lot of fun to experiment with this surface that was new <to me>.

Shown below is a photo that shows the background more close-up and personal. 

Looking at it now, however, makes me wonder if it would resemble one of those galaxy techniques if I used a darker color palette. Hmmm. Now I AM going to try it again on Glossy Cardstock! 

Anyway, back to earth. This glossy background made a wonderful surface on which to stamp my jar of creativity in black. 

I made it as an inspirational piece to set in my work area. I love that sentiment! Both 
the sentiment, as well as the jar of creativity, are from the Crafting Forever set on 
page 179.

Have you tried the Brushos yet? What is your opinion of them? Do you find them easy to work with? What is your favorite surface on which to work with them?



  1. Wavy or not, it sure looks cool! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Aw, thanks! I think it looks pretty cool too. Can't wait to try the galaxy technique.

  2. This is so pretty and I am sure a darker colour will look as good :).

    1. Thank you so much! And, yes, I can't wait to try it in darker colors!

  3. Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party!