I have been wanting to try the brayered background technique for quite some time. MichelleZindorf
creates some beautiful background using this method. When I finished the background I was not happy and thought Yuck! I decided to keep going and see how it turned out. After finishing I somewhat liked the final product. I did find out that I did not do the technique correctly. I was supposed to brayer top to bottom and I went side to side. I also don’t know if you can use yellow and blue together as you usually get green (I was very careful not to mix the 2 for fear of this). I will continue to play with this technique as I think it makes a fabulous background. I will post some more cards made using this technique so you can see my progress. 🙂 Let me know what you think.
Terrific Tulips, Watercolor minis, Scenery Set (all retired), grass stamp from Posh Impressions Paper:
White, Garden Green, Green Galore, Night of Navy Ink:
Ballet Blue, Brilliant Blue, Barely Banana, Summer Sun, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Green Galore, Garden Green, Glorious Green Accessories:
brayer, dimensionals, post-it notes
Let me know what you think. Don’t forget to check back and see my progress on this technique. For you teachers out there feel free to grade me! 🙂 I would love to work towards an “A”! Thanks for looking!
Here is another project that we did at Grace’s home workshop this past Sunday. I just love the eggshell, just stamp your image onto a piece (scrap) of DSP and cut just on the outside of the line. This can be done with any stamp set that is an outline image. Thanks for stopping by. 😉
Stamps: A Good Egg Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, White, and Berry Bliss DSP Ink: Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink Accessories: Pure Color Pencils, Brads, Grosgrain Ribbon, Distressing Tool, and Clear Stardust Pen.
Tami at A Walk on the Mild Side challenged readers to make something using these fabulous pillows as inspiration, I just love the colors of the middle one.
My colors this week are Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, and Brocade Blue.
Stamps: Boho Backgrounds Paper: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Brocade Blue, and Vanilla Ink: Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, and Brocade Blue Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers, Sponges, Diamond Dust, Sticky Strip, and Stickles. On the card with the Always Artichoke I used Pearl Glimmer Mist, I like how the colors ran together. Hope you enjoy what I came up with. 😉
I cannot remember who picked the colors for this week. When I looked at my colors all I could think of was a western flair. With that in mind I grabbed my Wanted set and got busy. I started out using Lauren’sSaturdaySketch. As my card progressed I could not use the other piece on the left she had included. Knowing that I modified it even more by moving the circular piece to the left and adding brads to the right corner. Hope you like it.
Wanted, Seeing Stars (Verve Visual – star on twill tape) Paper:
Sage Shadow, Creamy Carmel, Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla Ink:
Sage Shadow, Creamy Carmel, Brocade Blue, Close to Cocoa Accessories:
Sage Shadow – Brocade Blue – Creamy Caramel markers, twill tape, pewter brads, scallop punch, cutter kit, crafter’s tool kit, sponges, dimensionals.