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Key to brayer work is a light and gentle hand, ie dont attack the paper but caress it.
|Always build up a light base layer for any good blending of any inks, in any medium - then add the depth of colour, once the first layer has dried. |
The base colour helps smooth out all other layers. I always brayer on smooth junk mail - the soft smooth surface helps in blending.
Here I am starting off with good glossy cardstock, a brayer, and dye inks: Memento Bahama Blue, Grape seed + Adirondack Peach Bellini, dont have that colour in Memento. I have post + video with Brayer basics, so if you are new to it this is very good place to start.
Tab at top of my blog, also see this link here.
|Here have torn a rough edge with scrap of paper and sponging it with|
|On a long snippet of cream (cut to size) added Distress inks as shown (Bec's DI here) with ink blending tool Salty Ocean, Antique Linen and Dusty Concord |
(any idea why on earth a purple is called this?)
|Embossed a cream piece of card with Sizzix Dot Matrix EF, added Salty ocean + Antique linen mixed randomly rubbing over the embossing.|
| (Stamps used on top narrow piece are an old single leaf stamp, embossed in black ink, Hero Arts Background Envelope pattern S5507 + in DI Rusty Hinge SU French script background.) |
Assembled the pieces together and added bit of twine to overlap them.
Used Xcut rectangle scallop dies for the border, as dont have a plan scallop border die. I just do half then move it along matching it up. As you do when you extend a die see "how to enlarge/ extend post" here.
SB Marvellous Squares die cut in black snippet.
Cut into four, then trimmed down as shown to make corners.
Darkroom Door – Gum Trees set, mounted on back then added corners underneath.
Image is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black, and clear embossing powder then heat set.
|Greeting is digi, with hand cut banner.|
I really loved this card, the Darkroom door stamps were so great to stamp with, as were the two new inks I used, Memento Bahama Blue and Grape seed.
The "Peaceful" word stamp is part of the Darkroom Door – Gum Trees set.
And may God bless your day wherever you may be!
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
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