How to use the Brayer

Do you want to learn how to use the brayer?  I am asked over and over again about my brayer work, so I will show you how easy it is and will provide you with some great tips.

Oh, by the way, did you see my new blinkies?  One of them advertises my free Tuesday Tutorials, so if you want to grab a blinkie, feel free.

Supplies:  Brayer, glossy cardstock (plain cardstock if you do not have glossy), ink pad (I’m using Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea), StazOn or India Ink pad

Take your brayer and roll brayer over ink pad in one direction.  Let your brayer roll around.  Do this at least 20 times.  Then, I do mini rolling by laying the brayer onto the ink pad and rolling the brayer back and forth,

  • Roll brayer in one direction, across your glossy cardstock.
  • In other words, roll your brayer across your paper in one smooth move without stopping.
  • Start rolling so your brayer work starts on a scrap piece of paper.  Do not stop rolling until brayer is off the glossy cardstock and onto the scrap paper.
  • Re-ink your brayer.  Re-inking won’t require as much inking as the first step did.

Repeat the above steps but roll starting at the other side of the inking that you just did.  Be sure to keep the same colours in the same area.

If you want to add deeper colours to your brayer work, sponge ink over top of brayer work.  Let the ink dry completely before you handle your image.

Stamp out your image onto background.

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Stamp:  Our Daily Bread Designs

Ink:  Kaleidacolor Caribbean Sea

Posted on : Mar 29 2011
Posted under cards, Tutorials |

5 People have left comments on this post

Mar 29, 2011 - 08:03:29
K Hutchinson said:

This is sooooo gorgeous! I love how you get them rich colors and then mat on black and stamp in black. It makes it POP!

Mar 29, 2011 - 08:03:10
Cherie said:

Thank you so much for this! My mom gave me this with a bunch of scrap stuff and I had no idea what to use it for!! I will definitely be trying this out! Thank you so much.

Mar 29, 2011 - 11:03:03
Gale Varland said:

Thanks! I rarely use my brayer but this looks so easy. I will have to try it again.


Mar 30, 2011 - 01:03:49
Maryann said:

It just looks really great Beth. I´ve always loved the way it looked, but admit, I´ve never tryed it, as I don´t even have a brayer, but maybe I should get myself one sometime soon, and give it a good try. You sure makes it look soo easy, and I really love the cards made this way. Thanks again for an awesome tutorial hun.
Have a wonderful day.

Mar 31, 2011 - 03:03:23
Viv said:

Thanks Beth! I need all the help I can get with my brayer!! LOVE this card and the intensity of the colours!
Love Viv xxx

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