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Saturday, 31 May 2014

With Brayer in Hand

Hi Everyone,
Another fabulous class this afternoon, even if there was no cake lol.
This has to be the first time in ages when no-one turned up with something for us to eat. I'm sure that we all made up for it when we got home.
Anyway, there were plenty of ideas for me to share with everyone.

As usual we made a tag, although as with the Alcohol ink class there was too much information to cram onto one tag, so we made two.
I showed them basic brayering, then the cling film technique and also how to enhance the colour with a Versamark pen and clear embossing powder.
The second tag showed them how to use the brayer with an Embossing Folder.
I made a card to show them each of the various techniques that I shared, although I am sure that there are loads more that I didn't get around to.
I have always loved making backgrounds, so a brayer has been part of my crafty equipment almost from the start. I learnt my brayering from the fabulous Suze Weinberg and have usually gone for the more random look.
This card, like the previous one, uses my favourite Kaleidacolour inkpad Creole Spice and a little bleach.
Once the brayered background has been created I spritzed it with water and then lay screwed up cling film over it until it is dry. You have to be patient and let the panel dry completely before removing the cling film or you don't get the fabulous frosted glass look.
This card was made with a 'Barbara style' brayered background. You have to remember the 'wheelie' to get the lovely faded centre.
This card is made in the same manner but I used the brayer after I had already used most of the ink on it so it has a much softer look.
The stamped panel has been coloured using Spectrum Noir pens.
This card highlights two different uses for the brayer.
The central panel has been created using the Resist technique, and the background panel has been created by brayering ink onto an embossing folder before running it through my Cuttlebug.
I also showed them a panel that I had made using an Embossing folder and Glycerin 'Sheena style', but I just didn't get around to finishing a card with it so I will have to share that on another occasion.
You will have to let me know if I have missed any uses for my trusty brayer, I'm always open to suggestions, so long as they are nice ones that is lol.
Hugs Kimx

1 comment:

  1. Goodness, did we do all of this? I'm worn out reading all about it. X

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