Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Using a Brayer, Technique 1, with Clare

I recently acquired a speedball brayer after watching Barbara Gray from Clarity Stamps on Create and Craft and being inspired! So I can’t take credit for this technique but thought it was a perfect way of creating a snow scene or star night sky.

To get the best effect when using a brayer glossy card stock is a must have, along with dye based inkpads.

Step 1: Sprinkle a small amount of UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) onto your glossy cardstock

Step 2: Ink up your brayer thoroughly.

Step 3: Brayer over your UTEE and cardstock to create your snowy or starry effect!

Step 4: Leave the cardstock to dry and then lightly brush off the remaining UTEE. Make sure that you wash your brayer off properly removing all the particles.

Step 5: Create your project. I have used this technique on the background of my Christmas card and just ripped out a paper mask which I added before brayering to create the snowy hillside.

I also cut up a piece of brayered cardstock to make ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards). These were stamped onto using little letters to create the poem, some cute fairy images were coloured/cut out and glued on, along with some pearly gems to finish off my first series of ATC’s.

There are sure to be more techniques to follow so keep an eye out for more posts on the Craft Mad blog, why not dig your brayer out and get messy!

Thanks Clare. HERE'S Clares blog if you'd like to see more of her lovely work.


Karen said...

This is great Clare and what a lovely effect.
Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

Debs M said...

great tutorial clare xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Great effect; must try that on my Christmas cards this year Clare. Thanks for the tutorial. Lx

Clare Lloyd said...

it is great fun but a bit messy. i expect i shall find traces of the UTEE on my craft desk for weeks! X

lbwright22-loopylou said...

Thanks Clare. That looks fun to do and very effective. I know what you mean about finding embossing powder everywhere though-it puts me off doing heat embossing often!

Kathyk said...

Looking forward to technique TWO!!!! fab tutorial


Craftyrose said...

Fab tutorial Clare! Thanks for this. xx

Julie said...

Thanks Clare, a fab idea.