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Old 03-10-2017, 06:32 AM   #1  
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Can anyone tell me the difference between Bister's, Brusho's and Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Dust? I have watched videos on most of these and they all seem to turn out looking the same. Some you start with wet watercolor paper some start with dry watercolor paper. I'm so confused. Then they bring up the new Tim Holtz Distress oxides which also gives you the same look too. I love the look of all of these but I don't think I need all of them. One video had a lady say how much she loved Bisters and now wants to go get Brusho's. My question??? Why if they are the same??? Anyone out there able to explain all these to me??
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Brusho - watercolor powder - beautiful, saturated colors. Bister - watercolor powder with crushed walnut shells, which give it warmth and a unique texture. I have both and love them a LOT.


We did a tutorial on how to use powders here: Watercolor Powders Tutorial - Splitcoaststampers


The oxides are nothing like either
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I only have Brushos, but can tell you that with them, the initial colour on the label is not all you get.As you add water- or they come into contact with the water on the page, you will start to see other colours appear too.


This sheet had only one blue and one green pot of colours applied, but you can see purple appearing in the blue, and yellows in the green. This is what it looked like when it dried. I got two sheets as I used a second to 'mop up' some of the colour. The one on the right is the 'original', and you can see the purples and yellows clearly.



I have a friend who bought Pixie Powders, and from what I understand, they do not react like this, the colour stays a pure version, rather than separating into individual elements.
Looking at what UndestandBlue says, the Bisters are very similar to another brand we have over here,Infusions, by Paper Artsy. They are also a powder which contain walnut shell granules, and how long you let them stay wet depends how much of the walnut colour shows in the piece.Hth.
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I only have Brushos, but can tell you that with them, the initial colour on the label is not all you get.As you add water- or they come into contact with the water on the page, you will start to see other colours appear too.


This sheet had only one blue and one green pot of colours applied, but you can see purple appearing in the blue, and yellows in the green. This is what it looked like when it dried. I got two sheets as I used a second to 'mop up' some of the colour. The one on the right is the 'original', and you can see the purples and yellows clearly.



I have a friend who bought Pixie Powders, and from what I understand, they do not react like this, the colour stays a pure version, rather than separating into individual elements.
Looking at what UndestandBlue says, the Bisters are very similar to another brand we have over here,Infusions, by Paper Artsy. They are also a powder which contain walnut shell granules, and how long you let them stay wet depends how much of the walnut colour shows in the piece.Hth.


These make my eyes happy!


I love Infusions as well. The walnut warmth is really stunning. I forgot I did a tutorial with those. #senile


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