Brayering is a lot of fun but it does take a bit of practise. I love the wonderful blending I can achieve when I just can't seem to get quite the same effect with sponging. If you're interested, I've got a short video tutorial on brayering over in the right hand sidebar - look for the heading Tutorials - that someone took when I was demonstrating at a Stampin' Up! event a couple of years ago.
For the first card I used pool party and blushing bride inks and a circle punch mask. I brayered from opposite ends of my whisper white paper and the middle third of the piece is overlapped inks. Doesn't it make an exquisite sunrise/sunset?
- stamps - World of Dreams, Wetlands
- card - pool party, basic black, whisper white
- other - brayer, 1 1/4" circle punch, post-it note, stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals
I've used masking again for the next card, this time to mask off an area to brayer in. I stamped first then laid the circle mask and a post-it along the bottom. The sentiment was done on the computer. Ink colours used were delightful dijon, cajun craze, cherry cobbler.
- stamps - Landscape Silhouettes (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
- card - cajun craze, basic black, whisper white, delightful dijon
- other - circle framelits, Big Shot, brayer, Dimensionals, post-it note, computer and printer, banner punch
And lastly a 'birdies on the wire' card. This time I brayered with daffodil delight, calypso coral and watermelon wonder.
- stamps - none
- card - Sahara sand, basic black, whisper white
- other - bird punch, Dimensionals, hello honey thick bakers twine, brayer
Hope you like the brayered cards and are inspired to give it a go yourself. But be warned - once you get the hang of it, it's terribly addictive!
Thanks for calling in.