Send some Snail Mail just for the heck of it!  These amazingly simple ink crystal greeting cards turned out to be elegant works of art.  Gesso and bubble wrap work together to create a luscious texture. Together, the texture and color will invigorate you and the person on the receiving end.  Just a few supplies were used today:

Brusho Crystal Colors are a versatile watercolor ink crystal that open a world of possibilities for mixed media art play – art journaling or snail mail creation.  They come in an incredibly vibrant array of brilliant colors.  I’m still learning the palette.  I am planning to make a “shade guide” to keep with my set of the ink crystal colors on plain watercolor paper and on paper that has been gesso’d to refer back to. 

They are best stored in a schoolbox container upright.  In order to control the flow from the container, I poked a very small hole in the top of each one with a push pin. This makes them into a little shaker bottle.  The crystals settle, so you need to vigorously shake the bottle to separate them. The kaleidoscope of color varies depending on how much water and the pattern of water spray that you use.  Here’s the drill:

  1. With an old gift card, thickly spread Gesso on a piece of 90 pound Watercolor Paper.  Let dry.
  2. With a fine mister bottle, spritz water over gesso’d page.
  3. Hold Brusho Ink Crystals over page and shake vigorously into the water.
  4. Add colors and spritz small amounts of water to achieve your desired result.  The colors will dry slightly paler than they look wet.
  5. When dry, spray with Glimmer Mist.

This is a great Snail Mail project to multiply by making three or four pages at once.  Every sheet will be uniquely beautiful!  Bless someone that you haven’t talked to lately with these ink crystal greeting cards just for the heck of it.  You can do it.  I will help you.

P.S.  Remember your gloves,  for crying out loud!

Ink Crystal Greeting Cards

Ink Crystal Greeting Cards