OK - I was trying something out the other night. I wanted to make a sunset with the brayer, so that people who had never stamped before, could master it on the FIRST try. I had a show the other night, and out of 10 people, only one had previously stamped. I thought this would be the perfect place to demonstrate this easy technique, and EVERYONE of them made an amazing sunset!! So, here is what we did.
P.S. - I taught this to my SIL today, and she mastered it too! Remember, the links will take you to my online store, where Canadians can purchase these products TODAY.
Supplies that are needed for this project :
My brayer is rather stained from use, but this does not effect it's performance. I do have another brayer that I use for ONLY black ink.
Here, I am inking up ONLY HALF of the brayer with the pink pirouette. This does not have to be perfect, by any means, but make sure you have ink all the way around!
Now, I am inking the other half with my cameo coral. You can see that the one side of the brayer is darker than the other. At this point, you need to make sure that it is inked all the way around, AND is over lapping the lighter color. You don't want a band with no ink!
Now, put your brayer on the end of the glossy CS. Go back and forth over the CS, moving the brayer slightly up and down, so you won't get a straight line of color. By slightly moving it, it will blend the two colors together nicely. Do not, BY ANY MEANS, lift up the brayer during this entire time, or you will get streaks. Keep going back and forth until you reach the desired end result.
Now, this is the final part. Stamp your desired images onto the background that you just created. I used the grassy side of the Inspired By Nature stamp set. I used Pallete Noir ink here, but you can use Basic Black or Jet Black Stazon for the same results. I just used what I had out. Make sure to stamp with the lighter portion on the bottom, since that is most true to nature.
Do you want to see the final card?
HOKEY FREAKIN' DINAH - go ahead, try this technique!!
OK - at this point I typed up everything you needed to finish the card, and then accidentally deleted it. I am NOT doing it again tonight, since it is almost one in the morning. I will post instructions for the rest of the card tomorrow. To Be Continued...