I thought I would start my first project using the tool that intimidated me the most..... the BRAYER. One of the first things I bought when I started stamping was a brayer......the biggest dust collector in my craft room! I would just about break into a cold sweat whenever I would even think of blowing the dust off of it. Just recently I decided I should make friends with it and now it is one of my favorite tools. I am hoping when I get a little more blogger savy I will be able to do step by step photo tutorials, for now sharing my projects in print will have to suffice. My dad always said Rome wasn't built in a day.
My brayering tips for you today are...... make sure your brayer is good and inked up and when you start to roll the brayer. Make sure you have scrap paper under your cardstock and start rolling on the scrap paper first, quickly rolling onto the cardstock. This helps prevent a big ink splotch where you begin.
I will have more tips at a later date.
~ I started out with white cardstock. Brayered daffodil ink 2/3 of the way down.
~Punched out a circle from a post it note ~making sure you punch as much of the sticky part you can and position it where you want your sun.
~Ink the Brayer up with pumkin ink and roll it over the daffodil, leaving some daffodil showing.
~Ink up cajun ink and roll it over the pumkin, leaving some pumpkin showing
~remove the post it note and sponge just a smidge of pumpkin on one side of the sun to give it some dimension.
~Stamp your silhouette image in black
~Sponge some olive ink ( using a pouncing motion) at the bottom to create the illusion of grass
~Sponge some black ink over the olive ( using a pouncing motion ) not covering the olive completely, creating the illusion of shadows.
All in all, a very quick image to create.
This card is super sparkly, I cut a circle of score sheet, the same size as my image, laying it over top of the image, peel off the backing, sprinkle CRYSAL CLEAR GLITTER RITZ over top and burnishing it into the image with your finger.
This is the perfect glitter for this technique due to it's transparent quality and beautiful sparkle. I haven't managed to capture the sparkle in the photo.
Stamps~ Inkadinkadoo, Stampin' Up
Ink~Daffodil, Pumpkin, Cajun Craze, Olive, Apricot, Black
Accessories~Score sheets (Doubles sided sticky sheets), Spellbinders, Kaiser Rhinestones, Glitter Ritz -Crystal Clear, Dollar Store Lace, SU Pear Seam Binding, MS Punches, SU Punches, Dimensionals, Speed Ball Brayer, And 2 pieces of sponge.
Clear as mud? Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous day!
Over and out,