Tutorial Tuesday: Brayer Watercolour


Pull out your Kaleidoscope ink pads and brayer–you’re going to create a watercolour background this week.  This is a quick and easy technique.


Supplies:  Glossy Paper, Kaleidocolor ink pad, brayer, embossing buddy, embossing powder, heat gun, stamp, paper towel, water mister (not pictured), VersaMark (not pictured)


Ink your brayer in the manner of rolling out your brayer in one direction and roll it on your ink pad five to six times before rolling out your ink.  Repeat until your glossy cardstock is covered completely.


Mist your brayered background and let your ink run.  Blot it dry with the paper towel.


Rub the embossing buddy over the entire surface.


Ink your stamp with VersaMark.


Sprinkle embossing powder over inked surface and heat with heat embosser. You are now ready to finish your card.


This card used a pink and purple Kaleidocolor ink pad.  Multiple colours of embossing powders were used.


Another example of brayer watercolour.

Lighthouse and chair stamp:  Inkadinkado; Friend stamp:  Hero Arts; Gulfport stamp:  custom made

Posted on : Jan 27 2009
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11 People have left comments on this post

Jan 27, 2009 - 05:01:03
Viv said:

Great technique Beth! Got to give this one a go. Really atmospheric pictures you’ve produced .
Viv xx

Jan 27, 2009 - 06:01:23
Barbd said:

Thank you Beth… Very good tutorial. I sure do like the different examples showing the use of the brayer… In fact I love the brayer technique…My friends are going to love this tutorial..

Jan 27, 2009 - 08:01:40
Kim H said:

WOW this is great technique! I never use my brayer! Your cards are gorgeous!

Jan 27, 2009 - 09:01:09
Beth Ullman said:

Thanks Beth for this great tutorial as soon as I finish blog hopping this morning I am going to give it a try.BTW your samples are gorgeous.

Jan 27, 2009 - 10:01:31
Manna said:

WOW, what great & easy technique, Miss Beth! TFS! I’ll be sure to try it out!

Jan 27, 2009 - 12:01:47
Beth Ullman said:

Okay Beth check me out girl friend I have posted my card on my blog and what a awesome technique. Thanks again

Jan 27, 2009 - 12:01:16

Great technique! I’ve never added the misted water to my brayered background like this. I’m going to have to try this. Its a snow day here so hopefully my DS will let me play in my craft room. ;D

Jan 27, 2009 - 02:01:37
Chelsea said:

Cute cards Beth … I used my kaliedacolor and brayer earlier this week … little different technique but still lovely outcome.

Jan 27, 2009 - 05:01:00
Jany said:

Thanks for the tutorial! I just need to buy a brayer and the inks. lol.

Jan 28, 2009 - 04:01:43
Corie said:

So beautiful — thanks for the tutorial

Jan 31, 2009 - 02:01:27
Kathi said:

Another gorgeous card. Thanks for the tutorial. I so rarely use my brayer. Maybe I’ll find it and give it a go!

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