How to Use a Brayer

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Today I am going to show you how to use a brayer.  I love my brayer because it creates such an even colour and really makes an image pop.  To make this effect it is important to use glossy cardstock and dye ink as pigment ink will not dry.  For your enjoyment I added many links pertaining to the brayer so keep on reading through.

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Supplies:  Glossy Cardstock, Kaleidacolor ink pad, brayer, stamp, (ignore the Post-it notes)

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Push the Kaleidacolor ink pad together so there are no spaces.

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Roll your brayer in one direction.  Continue rolling until you get good coverage on your brayer which is approximately10 rolls.

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Begin to roll your brayer by starting the roll off of the glossy cardstock.  This will ensure a nice even coat.  Roll across the glossy cardstock without stopping .  Do not roll backwards once you have run your brayer along.

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Start at the beginning again and reink as necessary.  Keep rolling until you create full coverage with no lines showing.

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To decorate your brayered background, use StazOn your stamp.

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Stamp out your image as desired.  I wanted to leave some green so I could add my sentiment.

How to Use a Brayer, Sunflowers and Dragonflies 9 To create interest, I cut my image into three even pieces.

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To determine what colour of matting would look the nicest I used my colour wheel.  As you can see, the colours from the Kaleidacolor pad appears in the range of colours.  I decided to use the far right mustard to add interest to my colour scheme.

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I love background stamps and finished off the background by using one.

I hope I  inspired you to pull out that long-forgotten brayer you have tucked away.

Stamps:

Main Image:  Stampington & Co

Background Stamp:  Impression Obsession

Brayer on You Tube

Brayered Cards

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Posted on : Jan 13 2014
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9 People have left comments on this post

Jan 13, 2014 - 12:01:45
Shirley said:

A really totally awesome tutorial, Beth! I needed to be reminded of how easy it is to do a stunning background with a brayer! I love your card and how you did your main image too! A really stunning and vibrant card!!

Jan 13, 2014 - 08:01:04
Diana Enns said:

Looks great – I always seem to have trouble with a brayer and will be checking this out.

Jan 13, 2014 - 08:01:24
Patti J. said:

Beautiful card, Beth, and loved your tutorial! I have two brayers, and rarely remember to use them! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jan 13, 2014 - 08:01:59
Viv said:

I’m rubbish at brayering, so hopefully, your great tute and those links together, will make a difference. Thanks hunny! xxxwill

Jan 14, 2014 - 01:01:57
Maryann said:

Oh my goodness Beth, this looks awesome. I just LOVE what you´ve achieved on this card, it looks fabulous. This would also looks fantastic on a wallhangger in a bigger scale, soo beautiful work, and a really awesome tut here today. Thanks soooo much for sharing hun, I sooo love it.

Jan 17, 2014 - 07:01:57
curt said:

Hey Beth. . .Stopping by to wish you the best of this new year, and to thank you for your kind comment regarding the loss of my Shotsy. It meant a lot. Hugs, Curt

Jan 18, 2014 - 11:01:49
Diane said:

Thanks for the tutorial I have not used a brayer but you have inspired me.

Hugs diane

Jan 18, 2014 - 11:01:36

TFS great tutorial nd the links are wonderful too.
Yes the Kaleidoscope inks are wonderful, I should use them more often
Hugs from california
bibiana

Jan 19, 2014 - 09:01:44
Shirley said:

Great tutorial, I actually taught this technique using the kadeicolour ink in a class a few years ago. You are reminding me to get those inks & brayer back out! Thanks for stopping in at my blog, great to have a visit from another “Ontarian” :) Happy Sunday, Shirleyx


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