Brusho imposter, dylon fabric dye

After painting my hummingbird hawk moth for today’s world watercolour month in dylon fabric dye ( plus a little conventional watercolour).

I decided to put together some swatches for anybody interested in trying out this different painting medium . It paints and behaves in a very similar way to brusho, if you have any packets of dylon sat around the house, give it a try. The first swatches are dylon mixed with water and painted with a brush, following the mixing ( very few crystals are required, I guess for a more intense colour you could add more crystals.


Dylon crystal mixed with water, then painted with a brush


Dylon crystals sprinkled on paper and spritzed with water

The second are crystals sprinkled on cheap watercolour paper and then spritzed with water, the crystals are a little larger than brusho, and I wonder if the effects could be better if I ground then down to a smaller size, would it work a little bette)? Some really beautiful colour emerge, just like brusho.


About REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate

My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow. I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use. I never know what might inspire me next, but if it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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6 Responses to Brusho imposter, dylon fabric dye

  1. I absolutely love the images in the second frame, Rebecca. Wow! Dylon isn’t something I’ve ever heard of so I’ll have to see what the US equivalent of it is. Really fantastic effects you’re getting here.

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  2. Same here Rebecca-these colors are absolutely beautiful and I would be interested in seeing what would be comparable in the US-the blue and lavender particularly stand out-

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  3. Snehal Kank says:

    Thanks Rebecca, this info is helping me to understand what you have suggested me yesterday! Thanks buddy 👍🏼

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