Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Monday, 17 January 2011

Brayer Fun Part 2 - Mock Marble

Well, this is part two of last weeks set up on Brayer fun and today I will try and show you the method that I was talking about,at the end of the post on Stampscapes.
It is brayering and making marbled effect paper, as in this sample below!
I had the idea from three areas..
1. looking at the top of the Tim Holtz ink pads..
2. Looking at these two videos on You -tube gave me the idea of what to do - it may help you understand the method if you watch these a) erratic brayering see here        
b) a plaid or tartan brayer pattern see here
     Although it is nothing like either of these it is germ of an idea and so we go from there. The method is little like the previous method as I used Stamp Spots from Stampin’ Up when I first devised this method as this was all I had at the time. “Necessity is the mother of invention”, they say. I will put lots of pickies and explain to the best of my ability but please anything I have not made clear, please ask! :)
Chose two colours (I find two is best one dark shade one light but by all means vary if you want.) I chose for first one two Spots from Bold Brights - Pink Passion and Orchid Opulence.

You load up the brayer with the two colours, one at the either end and the other colour in the middle and then you begin your erratic roller coverage of the cardstock (Glossy White also from Stampin Up in my case).
Once you have this to your satisfaction you then take a Stampin Up Texta or dye pen in Basic Black (or any dye ink pen would be okay I imagine) put two lines around it as you go (hold pen in one spot and turn roller is the easiest way).

In this case the colour was still too bright for me so i decided to add a few squirts from Lively Lavender (Stampin Up) ink and then brayer over it that way till I was happy with it again.
Then Stamped with two stamps from Our daily Bread just for fun... may make it up for the Challenge this week, time will tell...I really should have heat dried the brayering before stamping it as it was not as sharp as it should have been as a consequence..

I then thought I would show you some green as this was the one that set me on this quest to get this green I now have some Distress ink so will do this sample with distress inks as have overused the Spots and dried them up!

The colours are: Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed as the main colours then right at the end to tone it down I used just a tad of the Pine Needles, as it was a bit too yellow.

So here are the three samples I have done for today.The third not shown before is done with Spots again - Tempting Turquoise and Glorious Green..

NOTE: Colours do fade in intensity as they dry ..
  Then below is a card done with Tim Holtz stamp - part of Tattered Sparrow (horror! I cut the stamp up to make it more versatile) and a Bible Verse stamp I have had for many years, mounted on a Cuttlebug folder, Gracie's frame.

Have done a gorgeous card on lime green marble which may post later.... any queries PLEASE ask me!
..and may God bless you all and keep you safe wherever you may be.


Eileen said...

Oh I say... this looks great ....gonna give it a go !! many thanks.

I have made that Red,black and white card of yours and posted a link ...woohoo

Thanks again Eileen xxx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Thank you for all your visits and kind comments. That marbling effect you have done with the brayer gives some really good results. I will have to have a go, when I can get back into my room (the last bits of woodwork are underway with the shelves going up onto the walls).

shazsilverwolf said...

Shaz, this card is gorgeous! I love everything about it- the marbling technique is brilliant, I shall have to try this.The embossed frame is stunning too. By the way, I don't know if I have told you this before(I probably Have, my memory gets worse!), but Maggie C above, is my co- mother-in law,my son and her daughter. Jointly we are known as the Inlaws & the Outlaws,lol.Well, no-one has ever invented a name for this relationship, have they? But we are all very good friends, and share a love of crafting, which is wonderful.

:)) ...Вика said...

I'm glad that you become a reader of my poge.
I'm christion too, and I like your works.

Unknown said...

Love this! I have to add this to my "to do" list. (It gets longer and longer every day) LOL


Sheree said...

Thanks sooo much for posting a tut on the marbling technique! I'm going to give it a whirl when I get home tonight. The colours you chose work together beautifully. I don't have mustard seed yet but am going to have to hunt some down!
Keep up the great work Shaz!

Victoria said...

I second Sheree's comments! Great tutorial! Lucky for me however I do own Mustard Seed!

Julie said...

Great tutorial - I may just give this ago - it looks fab!!


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