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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

For All You Do...With Brayering

I don't know about you but I always seem to get lines on my card stock when I try brayering.  So I was determined to try it again but with a tip from a fellow demo.  Thanks Deena!  Her tip for brayering...saturate the card stock under it is completely covered and full of ink.  Also, roll the brayer over the card stock in all directions to make sure there are no lines when you are done.
A simple and easy card to make
 Well, this tip worked for the card above.  I used the For All You Do stamp set and used the emboss resist technique.  For this technique, you use Versamark or Craft Ink and your choice of embossing powder.  I chose white embossing powder for this project.  I stamped my flower/square image and my greeting with VersaMark onto my card stock.  I then covered the VersaMarked images with white embossing powder and used my heat tool to set it.  Then I inked up my brayer in Pool Party ink and brayered over the embossed images.  Here is the key to brayering though...you need to roll your brayer in only one direction across your ink pad and then lift it and roll it in the same direction again.  Not back and forth.  Also, when you roll your brayer over your card stock, do not move it back and forth or it will create lines.  I just kept rolling my brayer in one direction, lifted the brayer when it went off the card stock and rolled my brayer in another direction across my card stock.  I kept doing this over and over again until my card stock was completely saturated.  It looks really wet but once it dried, I had achieved the look I was going for.  After brayering, I used a tissue to rub over my embossed images to make sure I didn't leave any ink on top of the images.  I also added some In Color polka dotted brads to two of the flowers on my embossed image to give it a different look and some dimension.
Simple and easy card with a touch of polka dotted brads
Now all I have to do is accomplish some brayering with different colors while giving dimension to my cards.  That will be for another day though.  Give the emboss technique a try and add some brayering on your cards, too.  Enjoy!

For All You Do stamp set (WM #115360 retiring on May 31st)
VersaMark Pad #102283
White Emboss Powder #109132
Brayer #102395
2011-2013 In Color Designer Printed Brads (includes 40 brads) #122940
Pool Party ink and card stock
Island Indigo card stock
Whisper White card stock

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