Saturday, 25 April 2015

Bite me with Bister

Over the last 6 months I have seen lots of people using Brusho crystals in their crafting. I love to challenge myself to embrace new products and techniques so I started having a look around on the Internet. However whilst investigating Brushos I also came across another product called Bister. This appears to be an old product. There appear to be very people who are using it in this country and after a lot of detective work I bought some.

I have already shared one of my cards I made using Bister here
I promised I would come back at some point to share the process.... so here it is......
The pigments are activated by water and when they arrived I tried out all the different colours on sheets of watercolour paper just to see how they react. I just sprinkled on the pigment and added a little spritz of water.  I love the way the colours blend out. Very little is needed to make some very interesting effects,

This is how I coloured the white paper flowers I used above

 I just kept added sprinkles until I was happy with the result. I also played with all the colours making test sheets.
I have had another play today as I wanted to use the Visible Image "Bite Me" stamp I won last weekend (thanks Helen and Mark x). I used red bister first with a spritz of water.

 I then stamped my VI rose stamp
 I then went back over the roses with some yellow bister keeping the centre fairly clear.

I didn't have time to photograph the rest as I had to work quickly with some embossing powders on Archival ink but this is the finished result....I really had fun with my Bite me stamp

Such a cool stamp isn't it.

I would like to enter my Bite Me piece  into the following challenges;

Inspiration Journal everything goes
Try it on Tuesdays new beginnings my new beginning is that this is the first outing for my Bite Me stamp
Our Creative Corner colour your world
Mixed media world bright colours
The ribbon girl use a colour from your National flag I have use red from St. George's red and white flag
As you like it favourite embossing technique and why mine is wet...just look at the effect on those lips, they look kissable ;0)
Mixed Media World use bright colours

OK it's nearly dinner time here so time to tidy my studio for the night. We're off out tomorrow meeting friends at a National Trust so we have our finger crossed that it stays dry.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for popping by.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Well that was an interesting post title, I wondered what was coming! :)
    My goodness those are luscious lips! Brilliant.
    Have a lovely Sunday, it brightened up here today but it is a lot colder.
    V x

  2. This piece is so spectacular. Love your new stamp and the great background. The card is fantastic as well.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Mar x

  3. oooo - they look just like brushos Jane - fabulous!!!! Wonderful stamp too - love it xx Big hugs rachel x

  4. Juicy red lips those are! Good job.. it's awesome! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Gorgeous work, love the roses and lips.

  6. This reminds me of the colored pencils that look like watercolors when you get them wet. Sounds like a fun project, and I like your card with the photo of you and Daisy too.

  7. Wow wow wow!! I am loving your work with these products!! The flower turned out so gorgeous and the fairy stamp was a perfect addition!! Love those roses too! hugs :)

  8. Wonderful card, I have never heard of Bister before, such a lovely effect.

  9. Fabulous! I have been debating bister or brushos-think I do NEED them after all! You have made a brilliant background for this bite me lips! Thankyou for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! Chrisx

  10. AMAZING! Love what you created here!
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

  11. Wow, Jane, you are such an inspiration! Love the work you do - and those techniques are really cool.The background for your bite me card was brilliant..perfect technique for the piece! And my apologies for such a delay in a visit..viewing your recent posts, I see that your sweet granddaughter is growing up so fast..what a cutie pie! I thank you so much for your lovely visit to my dusty ol' blog..I always love seeing you there. Have a wonderful week ahead Jane!!

  12. Love the lips! Thanks for sharing it with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  13. Such fab inky creativity Jane, pleased you are enjoying brushos ans bister, they are such fun. Many thanks for joining in at Allsorts bling challenge this week.

    B x

  14. Oh wow! What a beautiful contrast between the cool lips, the roses and the background!
    Love it Jane!
    Thank You~

  15. What a fun project Jane and your lips are really cool.
    Julie x

  16. Love this fun artwork, Jayne! Some fabulous techniques and new to me products create a wonderful effect! That lips stamp is just too cool! Hugs, Lisa x

  17. Love the technique used on the flowers and background. Thanks for sharing it in our challenge at Our Creative Corner. xxx

  18. That's a tongue twister. Lovely lips----reminds me of a Valentine's Card!!Happy late April.....and a very creative May to you, Jane.

    Anne xx

  19. This really is fun! Fab result! Thank you for joint us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x


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